I have two betta fish, in separate bowls. Yes bowls, the divided tank is out of service for a little bit. I have a girl and a boy. They both have a 2 gal bowl of their own.
Ok my questions!
1. I have to leave for 5 days and I don't have anyone to feed my fish. I've heard a four day fasting is ok... but if they won't do so good I can bring them along. I have a carrying tank that does good in cars, but its a 5 hour drive (both ways), and they would be a big hassle. Could they make it and still be healthy? (Healthy is important)
2. My male betta is making a bubble nest(?) of some sort at the top of his tank, I've had a male in the past but I've never seen an accumulation of bubbles before. I was just wondering what he was up to.
3.Last weekend I had to leave for 3 days (last second) and I didn't want to fast them, because I just had the two days before. So I went out and bought the feeding blocks(?) that are suppose to last a week. I thought they would munch on that while I was gone and I would take it out when I got back. Well, when I got back it was completely dissinigrated (it looked as though they hadn't even touched it) and there was a scary thick film built up at the top of their tanks. I understand this is dangerous because they had problems finding a place to come up and breath. So I had to do a complete change of water and scrub everything down (its was gunky and filmy). The ammonia levels were dangerous. When I put them back in their clean tanks, my boy betta started flopping to his side (while he swam and floated) He ate like normal but acted very tired. He's doin better, but now he is swimming weird, as if he had a weight tied to his back fin. Is something seriously wrong?
THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP!!!