This morning when I was checking on pika, he was laying on his side. He is 4-5 months old. I bought him as a baby berta from petco a little over 4 months ago. And when I got him, he couldn't have been more then 3 weeks. Anyway.... I just put him in a new 3 gal. Tank. It's a betts keeper, with some glass marbles, a plant, Lilly pad, and cabin decoration. He has been in there since Friday. Now he is just laying on his side, and clamped fins and can hardly swim. His normal self is very hyper and active and happy. He is so sad and it is breaking my heart:( please help!!!!
What size is your tank? 3 gals
What temperature is your tank? 72-ish
Does your tank have a filter? No
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? No
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Hiarki (spelling?) betts pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? Every night 3 pellets unless super hungry.
How often do you perform a water change? Once a week
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? betts safe. Aquarisal.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Clamped fins. Sad.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Clamped fins. Sad. Laying on side. Not active.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Last night, clamped fins only.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? In small container. New water. A very small amount of aq salt. Like, 2 grains of salt. I didn't know what else to do.
Does your fish have any history of being ill?No
How old is your fish (approximately)? 4-5 months old. Like I said, his is a petco baby betta.
Please help poor Pikachu.