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Please help! My Betta is sick :(

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What size is your tank? 5 gal
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? Plastic plants

What type of food do you feed your betta fish?pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish?2 pellets twice a day

How often do you perform a water change?not often
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?50
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? API stress coat

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? No If so, what are the following parameters?


Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? He's not as bright and his pectoral fins are not visible
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He can barely swim to the top. He just sits at the bottom or in plants without moving and will only try to swim to the top for food but then sinks back down. Normally he swims all over and never has a problem
When did you start noticing the symptoms? One week ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Never
How old is your fish (approximately)? Over a year and a half
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+1 to what veggiegirl said. Regular water changes are very important to the health of your betta - with a 5 gallon, 50% once a week is recommended. I agree, a picture would be helpful in diagnosing.
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