Please help me. I moved a little over a month ago, and Percy was doing fine. I had to buy a new tank, because the other one was damaged. I bought the EXACT same kind. But, now he is acting loopy. He is usually fine, and rarely flares. Now, if I turn on the aquarium light, he flares at the tank constantly, so I have to turn it back off. I have tried changing the lighting in the room, using a different color bulb, switching him to a different room, and covering up the walls of the tank with paper. None of it made a difference. I have to have a way to heat his tank by this winter, or his water will be too cold. He is eating fine and showing great appetite, and is very active. But he tries to attack himself when I turn on the light. I have tried to find a solution but have been unable to. Please help.
What size is your tank? 1 gallon
What temperature is your tank? About 74
Does your tank have a filter? No
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Yes, an airstone
Is your tank heated? I heat it with a light since it is small
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Betta pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? Twice daily
How often do you perform a water change? 1 1/2 - 2 wks
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? %100
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Drops to help with slime coat
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? His tail is slightly frayed.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Percy's gone crazy.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? The past week or two
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No, I have no idea what to do
Does your fish have any history of being ill? He had ick once a long time ago.
How old is your fish (approximately)? I don't know, but I bought him last September.