I noticed that our fish Petunia started clamping yesterday, and today, she has trouble swimming, she cant really swim down and she is having a lot of trouble. Her body goes really crooked every now and then, as shown in the pictures..
She ate normally yesterday. My friend just started giving her tank a good cleaning, and saw white poop float out.. She said it was mostly brown though. I have no idea what this is, but I'm worried because we haven't cleaned that tank in a while, its a 2 gal I think, i'm just so worried. Does anyone know what this is and how to treat it?? She did get stuck (I think) in her hut because she was floating at the top of it. Also, she keeps looking like she's flaring, I think she's gasping for air..
What size is your tank? 2.5 gal
What temperature is your tank? 20C
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 but I have a heater if I need it. its a 2 to 10gal heater
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? bloodworms
How often do you feed your betta fish? I soak them for about ten minutes, then give about 2 a day, skipping once or twice a week
How often do you perform a water change? usually once a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 75%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? API Tap water conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? no
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? crooked back every now and then, usually when she is still
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Has her gills open a lot like she is flaring, (gasping for air?) and clamping yesterday
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Yesterday
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Clean water changes everyday starting today
Does your fish have any history of being ill? One side of her gill being larger than the other and crooked back when she was still sometimes.. hasn't really come back until now.
How old is your fish (approximately)? No clue. but We got her in Mid-March