1~What type of fish is afflicted? In addition, please describe what is wrong with the fish to the best of your ability (i.e. cotton like growth, bloated, etc.).
Betta. He seems very lethargic and it has gotten worse. Started about a week or 2 ago. He did eat yesterday morning but since then has been laying at the bottom of the tank and breathing heavy.
2~What are your tank parameters (ammonia, nitrites, nitrates, temp, pH)? Please give exact values.
Temperature is 78-79F. Ammonia is at 1 or slightly under. Nitrites are 0 and Nitrates are at 5. pH is 7.2
3~ How large is the tank? How long has the tank been set up?
10 gallons and about 2 months.
4~What type of filtration are you using? Please give the name and number (i.e. Fluval 304) and amount of gph
Aqueon 10 gallon filter that came with the tank kit.
5~How many fish are in the tank? What kinds of fish are they and what are their current sizes?
Just the one male betta.
6~When is the last time you did a water change and vacuum the gravel? How often do you do this? How much water do you remove at a time?
I did a water change yesterday afternoon but did not vacuum the gravel. I usually change the water every 2 or sometimes 3 days. Typically do a 25% change. I don't always vacuum the gravel.
7~How long have you had the fish? If the fish is new, how did you acclimate it/them?
Had him about 2 months.
8~Have you added anything new to the tank--decor, new dechlorinator, new substrate, etc.?
Nothing new but there were some plants that were added about 2 weeks ago.
9~What kind of food have you been feeding your fish, have you changed their diet recently?
No change in diet but been feeding him Aqueon betta food.
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