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Housing
What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you feed your betta fish?

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change?
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)? Housing
What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you feed your betta fish?

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change?
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)? Housing
What size is your tank? 1 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 75
Does your tank have a filter? no
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? yes
Is your tank heated? no
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? blood worms
How often do you feed your betta fish? once daily
Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change? once weekly
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? complete water conditioner

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? Don't have a test kit

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? His color is very dull. How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He used to be so happy when I came to the tank but now he acts terrified and either hides somewhere or floats at the top.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 6 days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I cleaned his tank and moved him to a brighter spot in the room and tried to keep him warmer. he stopped eating for a few days but now he'll eat a little but shows no interest in anything going on around him.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? i've only had him for a month or so
How old is your fish (approximately)? a baby
 

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Thanks for the info. I will try all of your suggestions. Jack is an adult. Today his tummy looks a little bloated and the scales around the tummy are sticking out like with dropsy. I will take a picture tomorrow in the daylight.
 
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