What size is your tank? was 10, moving him back to 5.5 now
What temperature is your tank? normally around 79
Does your tank have a filter? no
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? pellets and the occasional blood worm
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 pellets at a time, twice a day
How often do you perform a water change? once a week in the 5 gallon
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? topfin water conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
not recently, putting him in new water now though so ammonia and everything is 0
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? he floats on his side at the surface of the water and his scales look like theyre starting to pinecone...
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? very lethargic. doesnt eat. doesnt acknowledge my finger next to his cup/tank unless the water moves, and then he starts swimming again for a few seconds
When did you start noticing the symptoms? this morning, but i think maybe they started a while ago... i was a little preoccupied with the baby... who died anyway :(
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? no i dont know how :(
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)? im not sure. he had what i thought was fungus but i was told was just him shedding his slime coat. treated him with melafix
he has a swim bladder issue and yesterday it looked like one of his gills werent closing all the way but i dont notice it today. when he lays on his side its always the same side. i really dont want this guy to die :(