Help, My Betta has seemed different the last 2-3 days. He's not as active, has been laying a lil sideways against his plant and down at the bottom of his bowl against the rocks, seems like his back end is sluggish. He'll go up to top of bowl and then just kind of drop float back to the bottom. His color doesn't seem like its changed, maybe a lil bland. He really hasn't been eating and normally he lets me know when he's ready to eat and is very very social. Ive had him almost 2 years and haven't changed anything in his normal daily life. What could be wrong and how to I help him??
What size is your tank? Its a Glass Bowl, not really sure but no more than 2 Gallons
What temperature is your tank? Dont check the temp of tank so not sure
Does your tank have a filter? No
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No, but not sure what this is.
Is your tank heated? No, just normal room temp.
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Betta Micro-Pellet Food, Color Enhancing Diet by Aqua Culture
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2x a day, about 5-6 pellets
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? 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Stress Coat+ made by API, has Aloe Vera, Replaces Slime Coat, Reduces Electrolyte Loss, Removes Chlorine, Chloramines, & Ammonia in tap water.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? No, have never tested the water. Its town water
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? It really hasnt, his color may be a lil bland, and just looked and maybe 3 small white spots on his side.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Hes normally an active, very social fish, if you put your finger on the outside on the bowl, he'll come to it and just float and socialize. He seems sluggish and just lays on the rocks or his plant kind of on his side. Seems as if his back side is droopy.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 2-3 Days ago.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No, I'm not sure what is wrong or how too. HELP!!
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Never been ill.
How old is your fish (approximately)? About 2 years old. I would like to know what there life span is.
Any suggestions or help will be very much appreciated. I don't want to lose my Finny fish and want to help him get better if I can. Thanks!!