My poor Poly needs some serious help. I have put her into a small critter keeper for a day or two. She didn't seem to want to come all the way to the top of her tank to feed. She just wants to sit on the bottom. She is normally a fiesty energetic fish who loves her food, but today she wasn't interested in eating for the first time. This is one of the fish I rescued from a wedding back in October. If she survived that ordeal I am sure she can survive this one. Any help would be appreciated.
What size is your tank? 2.5
What temperature is your tank? 78
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?no
Is your tank heated?yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Aquean pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? two in morning, two at night
How often do you perform a water change? twice a month
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 25
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Aquean Betta Bowl Plus
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
have not done a test as of yet
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? colour has faded, vertical stripes have appeared, also severly bloated, her dorsal fin is ripped not sure how that happened she has nothing sharp in her tank.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? lethargic, sits on bottom
When did you start noticing the symptoms? two days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? did full water change
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No, first time since I have had her
How old is your fish (approximately)? Maybe a year? rescued her from a wedding centrepiece display in October.