I bought a betta yesterday, and since they are in the little cups it's really hard to tell if they can swim okay or not. I got him home and put him in his planted pickle jar thing, (after I acclimated him of course) I realized he is really struggling to swim! He's acting like he has to drag himself to move. Sometimes he'll kinda fall over, but he'll try and right himself again.
What size is your tank? about 1 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 76ish
Does your tank have a filter? No
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? Plants
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Frozen Blood Worms, Peas, Hikari Betta Pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 1 time a day
How often do you perform a water change? Every Couple of Days.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 25%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Amquel Plus+, he's in spring water
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? None.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Can't swim.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Yesterday.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Yes, Feeding Peas
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Not sure.
How old is your fish (approximately)? Not sure, got him at an LFS.