What size is your tank? 10 gal divided
What temperature is your tank? 82
Does your tank have a filter? Yes (sponge and new larger HOB filter)
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Sponge filter?
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? One other male betta, who is acting normal
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Hikari Betta Gold Baby Pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2-3pellets/2x a day
How often do you perform a water change? 50%/ week, changing to 75% and 50% b/c new filter
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Prime
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Nope
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He's swimming in circles while spinning on his side and sitting on the bottom, on his side with his fins out. He seems to be highly irritated as well.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? This morning, it's been about 6 hours since I last saw him.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? AQ Salt, quarantine tank
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? I got him at Petsmart in July...
The only thing that has changed in his tank has been a new filter, I put a sponge filter in 3 weeks ago, and then replaced the HOB filter with a new one yesterday, so I think I gave it enough time for BB to grow in there.