Back again with another issue!
This morning Momo was fine when I fed him, and I was gone all day...came upstairs and he was nowhere to be found in his tank. So I tapped a couple of times and he came swimming up like a rocket to the top.
I started noticing something weird. He's having a hell of a time swimming down, and I watched him swim down with everything he had and then lodge himself into a plant to stay put
poor guy. When he's at the top he sometimes lists to the side, and it looks like (when looking down at him from above) his back is in sort of an S shape and he does look a bit bloated. So, I think it may be SBD, but I would like your opinions. Here is some info:
What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
Not sure, haven't yet gotten a thermometer
Does your tank have a filter?
Yes, a sponge filter
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
When it gets really cold in my room I'll stick his heater in, but I'm paranoid about leaving it unattended.
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
Nutrafin Max Flake Food
How often do you feed your betta fish?
Once a day
How often do you perform a water change?
Once a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
25% to 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
Kordon Amquel Ammonia Detoxifier and conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Haven't tested, need to get some strips still
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
Looks like he took a bite out of his fin the other day, I posted another thread about that. Aside from the bloating and S-shape I spoke about above, no.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
Yes. He's currently floating at the top of his tank, slightly listed to the side....can't swim down. When he tries to swim down he darts really fast and then floats back up.
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Just now. He seemed fine this morning, so it might have happened within the past 10 hours.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
I have not because I'm not sure what to do, which is why I'm here.
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
Don't think so. I got him at Petco after Christmas.
How old is your fish (approximately)?
I'm not sure how old he is - I would guess several months.
I'm wondering if you guys think this is swim bladder, and how I should go about treating him. Thank you!