Hey guys, so my betta has been doing this strange thing where he is swiming near the top of the tank and then he'll freeze and float to the bottom, collapse and remain motionless for about 10 seconds. Is my betta passing out?
Here is his info:
What size is your tank? 10 gal.
What temperature is your tank? 80 degrees F
Does your tank have a filter?Yes, but it isn't in use because I'm treating Poseidon's fin rot with API Fungus Cure.
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? The filter typically aerates.
Is your tank heated? Yes.
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None. (Yet. Maybe when he gets better :)
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Betta bites (2-3) and Bloodworms (1-2)
How often do you feed your betta fish? Every morning.
How often do you perform a water change? Every week (but I've been doing it more like every few days since he got sick)
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? NutraFin Water Conditioner, for a while I was adding Aquarium Salt (3-4 tbsp./ 10 gal.) and now API Stress coat.
Water Parameters: ???
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Yes, he has fin rot so his fins are ragged, but bleeding had stopped. He also has some discoloration (brown/ orange) on his belly.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He naps more ever since he got sick, but when he's active he seems normal.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? The fin rot was two weeks ago, but this just started happening today.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? API Fungus Cure and API Stress Coat for the fin rot, but I don't know what to do about the fainting.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No.
How old is your fish (approximately)? I'm not sure.