Hi, I am in need of some help.
I have a beta named Philios. I have had him for quite a while now...maybe half a year? Well I just moved into an apartment and since we moved in he has been lying on the bottom of the tank and he would hide in this little dip that was created by the rocks. When I "wake him up" for his food he will be fine for a minute after he eats and swim around but he will start darting around, especially if he gets too close to the filter. His appetite has decreased and he seems to have this film of white speckles kind of? You can only tell if you are closely looking at him. It kind of sounds like Ick but I want to be sure.
Some more info is that he has a sore on his side that was caused a few weeks ago when he got stuck beneath some rocks or by the plastic seaweed I had. It seems to be healing. The seaweed is gone but I think he misses it. I changed out the seaweed for a fabric one but I am not sure if he likes it. I had to cut it down because it was taking up too much space.
I do not have a heater as of yet and his tank is a 2.5 gallon one that I found at walmart. (He was kind of a on a whim thing. I got him for free at an event that only gave him a tiny glass bowl...only a bit bigger than his container he came in.) Oh and I use Dasani for his water because I know sink water isn't good for him.
Oh and I switch out between a pellet one day and flakes the next, and occasionally his blood worms. He used to eat just flakes and blood worms until he got stuck in the rocks and I was worried for his health.
I just changed his water and he still seems depressed. So if anyone can give me an idea as to what is wrong with him and how I can fix it that would be wonderful. I am really worried about him. He used to be a happy swimmy fish.