Ok so on sunday I brought home a baby form petco. After losing half my sorority a while ago for really no reason (maybe age?) i havent gotten any new fish but saw a cute little one and had to have it. and wanted to rescue it. well took it home set it up in a 40 oz tank, small i know but he/she is tiny, well he/she wasnt eating the micro pellets so i bought hikari first bites and he/she went nuts eating plus got live plants because the guy at the lfs said the microorganisms on there would feed gillian. well that was working set everything up tuesday. yesterday still fine. today found gillian at the bottom of the tank wont move so im freaking out, never been good at the whole treating thing or id-ing things.
What size is your tank? one gallon
What temperature is your tank? 80 degress F
Does your tank have a filter? no
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? hikari first bites
How often do you feed your betta fish? a tiny scoop a day (its from the zoomed treat wheel alil red scoop i usually give like not even 1/4 scoop just enough for like a quarter size cloud on top of the water
How often do you perform a water change? 50% a day 100% weekly
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50, 100
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? stress coat
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
not sure what the parameters are of the water was brand new on tuesday and did a half change yesterday so it shouldnt be bad water, i follow the same method i use for the others and nothing like this has happened.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? clamped fins but he/she has been like that on and off this whole time will swim then just clamp then fine, then clamp
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? not exploring or active when i tap lightly on the tank no signs of fish. just sitting on the bottom
When did you start noticing the symptoms? about a half hour ago. i havent been in my room all day and he/she was fine about 12 hours ago when i got up
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? just some clean water in a shallow tank with stress coat
Does your fish have any history of being ill? dont know
How old is your fish (approximately)? well he/she is a baby betta from petco i wanna saw around a month old there is alil bit of color showing but still very tiny
he/she is currently at the bottom of the tank tale end pointing up kinda curved. i do have epsom salt and AQ salt on hand also his/her gills are really red but they were like that on sunday when i brought him/her home