My female VT, Lofn, seems to be reacting to the API stress coat I started using yesterday. At least that is the only thing I can figure. She was hurt in a fight in the sorority and had some scales removed from both sides, so I removed her to treat her with AQ salt. She was doing fine with that, normal behavior and everything. I picked up more API stress coat+ yesterday & did a 50% water change for her, another betta being treated for fin rot, & my sorority. Lofn now is clenched tight. If I interact with her she will perk up and swim a bit, will even flare at the other female she fought with, but soon she goes back to being clenched and sitting at the top of the tank. Could she be doing this because of the API stress coat or something else?
She's currently in a quart (I know it's small, but it's only while she's being treated) container, heated to about 78-80. As I said, she's being treated for some missing scales with AQ salt. Added to her water in Prime & API stress coat. She's never been in the stress coat before since I had her . I'm in the process of giving her a 50% water change now to remove some of the stress coat from her water, but not sure that is the right step.
Has anyone else every heard of a betta not liking stress coat? All the other bettas that are using it now are fine. No reactions at all.