Help! I just bought a female betta today.
She was fine, but now she's floating sideways. She seems fine and can swim on her own when she wants to, but when she's still she has to push herself under a plant to keep from floating.
She is actually much brighter than she was before. I had her close to my male's tank to try and get them used to eachother as I hope to breed them if they are a match - But I moved him away when I noticed she was not doing well.
She was fine in the pet store less than 8 hours ago. What did I do wrong? :(
What size is your tank? 1 gal
What temperature is your tank? 30 c / 86 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? Omega One Betta "Buffet" Pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 pellets, once per day.
How often do you perform a water change?
Every 3-4 days.
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
PRIME water conditioner.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Yes, she appears bloated.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Was zipping around the tank, now mostly under the plant.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? A few hours ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I noticed that she might have fin rot, so I put in Bettafix just before I transferred her to the tank.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No?
How old is your fish (approximately)? No idea, small though. Young?