He's laying on his back and hasn't eaten in three weeks. he's pale and I'm worried that he's going to turn into some kind of horrible monster.
Get him out of that fucking setup! Go into the aquarium general right now and post pics and ask for help, you're going to get a lot of shit for the set up but you might be able to save him.
Please tell me you at least got the temp right and you're not using chlorinated tap water or something. Actually, don't even answer that, go to the aquarium general:
Goddamnit OP, don't you ever put a fish in a tiny fucking bowl like that ever again! You better do a basic google search on care next time you decide to get any animal, you basically tortured that poor thing!
Guys it's the angle and the magnification, it's a lot larger than it looks.
It self regulates
I'm using reverse osmosis water and the temp is good
This started over Christmas break when my friend had to take care of him, I'm pretty sure that she used tap water that she declorinated with droplets, which is what her beta lives in and seems to be happy with.
I know that this is bad, and rest assured I probably won't get a fish again because I don't want to go through this, but the question stands: do I kill him or not.
To all the people sperging about your conditions, your conditions really arent that bad. That's a decent sized bowl, and if your doing what you say you should be fine. He honestly just looks old to me. how long have you had him?
If he's still moving and not actually dead, then go into the aquarium general and ask them-they might see some bacteria on him or something that can be treated with a $5 bottle of medicine. If it's hopeless, they'll also tell you.
I would be able to tell if he had some kind of external parasite/disease from the pic OP provided. He looks fine. Now there could be an internal parasite, but that's kinda doubtful unless it was given some bad live food.
YOU STUPID FUCKING IDIOT. WHY WOULD YOU THINK THOSE ARE ACCEPTABLE LIVING CONDITIONS FIR A BETTA?!!!!! CLIMB A DICK YOU FAGGOT!!!!!!!
That's, sadly, not the worst beta home I've seen but you can still do so much better anon.
I don't have fish, so i'm not sure whether to believe it, but I've heard bowls can make fish go insane because the concave nature of the bowls means they can't focus properly on everything outside.
I have a goldfish I once stepped on (by accident, he had jumped out).
He laid on his side in the tank for about 2 weeks and then got better.
So i wouldn't just assume your betta is a goner right off the bat or anything.
There might be hope of recovery. Maybe.
Well no shit. But a trillion gallon bowl doesnt exist, and will never exist. A lake is as close as a substitute as exists. It's very large, can be bowl shaped, and usually doesn't have a current. and obviously no filter besides natural filtration.
>Ever being passe
That's like saying the doubles guy is passe.
one of my betta setups
I like your tank it looks good