Two nights ago I suspect that my two year old heater over-heated because the water felt really warm and my fish was breathing heavy and upset. So I turned it off and things cooled down. I did not have any replacement yet so I used my mini-heater that heats a 1 gal tank and kept his light on all night. That was the night before last night. He seemed to be better the next day. But today he is breathing heavily again (like he was when the heater over-heated). He is darting around the tank a lot and acting very antsy and will dart away if you put your hand near the tank and he always used to be interested in hands. He is swimming back and forth really fast never resting. His name is Indigo.
What size is your tank? 10 gal
What temperature is your tank? 76-78 deg about
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? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Omega One Betta Buffet pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 x per day
How often do you perform a water change? 50 % once a week
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? Conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Will test later
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Looks a little bit lighter. Looks brown instead of normal blue/black. Heavy breathing is main symptom.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Darting back and forth never slowing down
When did you start noticing the symptoms? the last couple days
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No.
How old is your fish (approximately)? Young from pet store Sept. 17.