Now that Summer heat and humidity is establishing itself here and this being my first Summer with any tropical fish.. I'm having some scares around. I'll first answer these questions AND just know I'm double filling it out since the 2 fish I'm having issues with are in different tanks.
What size is your tank? 10gal 3 split/ 7gal 2split
What temperature is your tank?10gal reads 88F/7gal reads 90F
Does your tank have a filter?Yes/Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?No/No
Is your tank heated?Heaters are turned off
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?Both tanks are divided so they live amongst other Betta's in their own space.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Was feeding them HBH Betta Bites but I lost it and their temp replacement is BettaMin Bites.
How often do you feed your betta fish? 1-2 pellets twice daily
How often do you perform a water change?10gal-1 week/7gal-1week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 25%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? API Stress Coat
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?Will be testing soon now that the tanks should be established.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?10gal- Bloo keeps getting stress stripes // 7gal- Brownie seems to be getting this brown/see-through color on the ends of fins.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?10gal-Bloo seems less active but still greets me when he hears me// 7gal-Brownie the other day was laying on the bottom of the tank it looked like he was stuck under the mug so when I moved it I thought he was dead cuz he floated to the top but then he slowly gained back his energy and he's been fine since.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 10gal-Bloo 2 days ago//7gal-Brownie 2 days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? 10gal-Bloo I got his stripes gone by placing my baby girl next to his tank.. immediately brought back his color but now she's getting eggy so this isnt a permanent fix//7gal- Brownie will be getting AQ salt and QT'ing him soon since I think the browning on the ends of his fins is finrot and I'd like to keep a better eye on him after the mug incident
Does your fish have any history of being ill?No/No
How old is your fish (approximately)?Bloo-owned 2mo/Brownie-owned 1mo.
Im worried about the heat and maybe that this is their reaction to this heat.. idk how to cool down the tanks but I dont think the water is that extreme. My other boys in the tanks appear to be fine with it and are healthy. I think Bloo's stress stripes are from being able to see his neighbors silhouette and the heat probably isn't helping much. The only fix I can think of for him is finding a tank for just him. If there's any ideas on the finrot pls let me know. I'd hate to make a mistake. Hope this wasn't too confusing, just didn't want to make two posts. Thank you.