Posted earlier but no one has replied my friend "Mr. Fish" is sick! Need help, I have had him for almost 3 years and don't want to lose him. He does not swim to the top of his bowl anymore, just sits on the bottom. Must admit I know nothing about betta fish but have managed to keep this guy alive for 3 years. When my cousing got married they had betta fish in containers as centerpieces at their reception and they sent one home with me. He has lived in a bowl with glass rocks in the bottom, I change his water when it looks dirty. I have been adding epson salt to his water for the last two days and changing water 100% both days will continue doing this hoping it helps but would APPRECIATE a response to my CRY for HELP! Here is what I posted earlier:Housing
What size is your tank?2 gal bowl
What temperature is your tank?was very cold now at 78
Does your tank have a filter?no
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?no
Is your tank heated?no
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?wardley betta food
How often do you feed your betta fish?2 pellets every other day
How often do you perform a water change?every two weeks
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?95%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?none
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?never tested
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?over the weekend
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?read on a thread to add epson salt
Does your fish have any history of being ill?no
How old is your fish (approximately)? 2/23/12 will b his 3rd year with me
Mr. Fish just sits on the bottom and can't seem to get to the surface of the bowl like he used to. Started adding epson salt to his water...fill a gallon jug (jug dedicated to mr. fish) with well water, let sit for 24 hours with 1-2 tsp epson salt, then change 100% of the water. I've done the for the last two days. He still hangs out at the bottom of the tank.