What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
Tetra freeze dried blood worms
How often do you feed your betta fish?
Every morning a small scoop and a little before I leave work. He fasts at least 1 day a week. I am an overfeeder!
How often do you perform a water change?
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
Stress Coat+ fish and tap water conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
I don't test
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
Just a bloated belly, no discolouration that I can see
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
sinks and cannot float at the top without assitance from plants
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
About 2 weeks ago I noticed the listing to one side when he stopped swimming, about a week with the difficulty swimming. I have not seen a bowel movement at the botton of the tank for this week at least, I can't remember last week.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Yes. Last time I fed him (he will only eat freeze dried blood worms) was Thursday last week, did not feed him Friday, fed him a small amount of frozen (thawed) pea on Saturday, nothing on Sunday and a small amount of pea on Monday. I also read on a post from the forum creator to try daphinia which I gave him a small amount this afternoon.
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
He had clamp within the first few days of getting him, I removed the filter and used BettaFix for 2 weeks and he has been fine since.
How old is your fish (approximately)?
I got him from a pet store in August so I have had him just over 6 months
The post won't let me add a picture, says invalid file. His skin does not look like a pinecone so I have ruled out dropsy if this helps.
Last edited by LadyLucy; 02-15-2012 at 02:53 PM.
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