What size is your tank? 5 gallons
What temperature is your tank? around 78
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? No
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? Two peppered Corys
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? betta pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? once a day
How often do you perform a water change? 1x a week (not as faithful as I should be)
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? Salt and Tap water purifier
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Sitting in corner breathing really hard
When did you start noticing the symptoms? As soon as he got in the tank
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Just recovered from two popeyes
How old is your fish (approximately?) 16 months
So Badonkadonk was in isolation for a long time in a one gallon tank with popeye in his right eye, just as soon as his right eye was better, his left eye got popeye.
I finally was able to clean his five gallon tank with the two corys today. I rinsed all of the plants, ornaments, filter, raked the gravel, and cleaned the sides. When I was adding salt I was supposed to do one tablespoon but a lot came out of the container and I fear there may be as much as two and a half tablespoons.
I let Bdad and the two corys float in the tank to regulate their temperature for around 30 minutes but as soon as I let Bdad in, he almost immediately started breathing really, really hard and floating in the back corner of the tank. He also gulps air frequently.
What did I do to him? Is it shock or too much salt? I don't know what to do to help him.