I put this in the "betta tanks and setup" section but I feel it should be here instead:
Okay so my current setup is a 10 gal heated/aerated/filtered. I have one male betta, 3 african dwarf frogs, 2 assassin snails, and a TON of pest snails in there. Past few days my betta has been stressed, and showing signs of torn fins/fin rot. (all decor in tank is safe for fins) I checked the water parameters and I'm getting this:
It's 80F, lots of live plants and hiding spaces. He's been by the filter, darting back and forth, and clamping his fins. Someone suggested the frogs are stressing him and that I should remove him. However, I'm not sure if this is an issue, they've been in there for about 2 months together and never showed any signs of stress until the last couple of days. I thought it was a water issue because 3 frogs, betta, and ALL THE SNAILS migrated over to the filter, as if enjoying the flow. I thought maybe it was too hot but that was fine, 80F. I have an aerator on the other side of the tank so it shouldn't be an air issue. I'm not sure why he's so stressed, and all tank inhabitants have been over by the filter like crazy.
My other option is this:
5.5 gal, filtered (high flow, filter up to 20gal...blocking with fake plants), heated, but no lid so temp fluctuates a lot anyway. Fake (silk) plants, and a jar decoration for hiding. No light. It's not cycled, readings are this:
Ammonia: 0-.25ppm (closer to 0)
I could do a water change in the 10 gal and add that water to the 5.5gal. However I want to explore other options before doing that.
My betta is now sitting towards the bottom of the tank with a lot of gill movement as if "panting" and having trouble breathing. He can get to the surface for air, not sure what the issue is...
Video attempt: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v...90706322218027
photos of 10gal and 5.5 gal.