So I have no idea what is wrong with him. I've had him almost three weeks I figure. After I had him in quarintine for a week I introduced him into his 5 gallon home and within the day he had shredded his fins up and bloodied himself good on a plastic plant. Well here I am over 10 days later (after AQ treatments and some just fresh water days in quarintine) and I have no idea what is wrong. He is swimming around irratically. Getting "stuck" between the gravel, wall, and endoa plant. After I got him unstuck he rushed to the surface for air and then let himself fall(like stopped moving). Then he swims at the gravel again and keeps charging at the wall of the tank with his face at the bottom and the rest of himself verticle above. He just sits there and then suddenly goes irratic again. I'm not sure that he's necessarily running into thinks to ich himself on purpose per-say as much as he is just going head on into things inevitibly getting stuck. :/ I have removed him and currently have him back in his cup that I bought him in (to keep him from ramming into the tank wall). I just discovered last night that one of my ghosties was preggers so I took it out and now it is in the hospital tank so... Sunshine doesn't really have anywhere to go atm :/
What size is your tank? 5 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 80ish
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Plants? but no.
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? Ghost Shrimp
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Betta pellets and occasionally blood worms
How often do you feed your betta fish? About once every day
How often do you perform a water change? In the 5 gallon about once a week but he was JUST put back in there
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? I try at least 50% if not more.
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? De-chlorinator, EasyBalance, and Stat Zyme.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Not seemingly
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He has become completely irratic and is bashing himself against the wall of the tank (his nose) and burrying himself under or between things
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Today
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No, I have no idea what's wrong with him.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Only tearing himself up pretty badly on a plastic plant. But he is/has healed nicely (still a bit ragged at the ends but it is reattaching)
How old is your fish (approximately)? Erm... However old the come he's almost 2 inch body and I just got him almost 3 weeks ago from a LPS.