I have a female betta who recently is on the road to recovery after showing signs of dropsy. she currently being fostered my friend.
we know she's got a wound on the side of her body that seems to be closing up, use to bleed when she had dropsy but now it does't bleed any more.
my fosterer tells me she's very jumpy in her bowl, from the sound of it she attempts to jump out of the bowl and when she moves her movements are jerky when she tries to move, darts around occasionally.
she's eating well and poops, my friend changes the water when it dirty and the water she uses is aged and left to rest for 24 hours before being added into the water.
i know when betta's start trying to jump out of water means somethings wrong with the water. I'm quite concern because i'm not sure what this means. What do we do now and whats making my fish jumpy.
What size is your tank? 2.6 litres, she's in a quarantine bowl
What temperature is your tank? probably 80+ F as room temp here is around that level
Does your tank have a filter? no
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated?no
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? betta flakes
How often do you feed your betta fish? once a day
How often do you perform a water change? every day using method recommended here
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100% water change
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? water conditioner and Epson salt. the waters left to rest for 24 hours before being added to the tank
Have you tested your water? we've never tested our water before
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? she looks rather normal now, only has a small wound that looks like a bite she probably got when she was in my tank, its healing up now it seems
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? sometimes stay still, darts around and tries to jump out of the bowl often. either hangs around the surface or at the bottom of the bowl
When did you start noticing the symptoms? she's been jumping ever since she was at my friends place, she never jumped when she was with me
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? she's still on Epson salt treatment from her dropsy
Does your fish have any history of being ill? recovering from dropsy
How old is your fish (approximately) about a year or two