Mr Magic Mushroom is off his game and has been for a while and I cant figure out what his issue is.
What size is your tank? Divided 10
What temperature is your tank? 79
Does your tank have a filter? yes and no. It was cycled but I couldnt take the noise from the filter any longer (tank is next to my bed) so I unpluggged it and added a sponge filter last night. Yay for recycling
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? small bubbles from sponge filter but its on the other side of the divider
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? Another male
What type of food
do you feed your betta fish? NLS pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 1X a day- few pellets
How often do you perform a water change? 1X a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Stress coat and a drop or 2 of amquel plus (tap has ammonia at .25)
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Ammonia: .25 from tap
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? clamped, color loss, fin damage not healing, kinda fast gill movement off and on
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? lethargic- floats mostly at the surface or lays on the sand. However he does still swim around a bit
When did you start noticing the symptoms? he has been "off" for a few weeks
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Furan 2 and some AQ salt. Im treating him in the 10G since he does have a tank mate
His color has come back since last night
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Treated him last summer for some kind of bacterial issues - twitching, lethargic, disintergrating fins. Plus he almost froze to death in the Yukon on the way to New York last winter
How old is your fish (approximately)? Not sure - got him from walmart in Alaska back in November 2011. He seemed to be a young adult at the time.