What size is your tank? - about the size of a goldfish bowl
What temperature is your tank? room temperature
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
It contains gravel and we use the water conditioner (?) to get rid of the chlorine
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? top fin color enhancing betta bits - 2 pellets a day
How often do you feed your betta fish? 1 x a day
How often do you perform a water change? every 2-3 weeks
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? almost entire thing
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? the water conditioner stuff
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
brought it to be tested yesterday. high in amonia. changed today. they checked how i do it and said i do it right.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? yes - not as bright and fins seem floppy (or maybe I'm just noticing his fins now as he isn't as active)
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? YES A LOT - super active and excited to listless, not eating (as of tonight) and at the bottom of the tank a lot
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 1-2 days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? not yet. I brought him to the store yesterday to see if he had fish rot. They said no. I called another place after tonight's tank change and they felt he could be aging out (we got him only a little over a year ago and he's been super healthy till now) or that the amonia in the water got him and he would be better in a few hours. Now that he won't eat (I removed the food), I am even more sure something is wrong
Does your fish have any history of being ill? I don't think so
How old is your fish (approximately)? we got him a little over a year ago from a pet store
I tried to take pictures but they came out terribly. I work full time and we are leaving for vacation in a few days (a friend is caring for our bettas - separate tanks). I am super worried about him and don't want him to suffer but would like even better if we could help him!
Thank you for any help you can provide!