I've had my Betta since January but recently he hasn't been himself.
I recently bought a new 23Litre (5 gallon) tank but didn't put him in straight away as it was going through the nitrogen cycle.
About 3 days before i planned on putting him in the new tank i noticed he was mainly staying at the bottom of the tank, not moving much, only going up for air. Also he wasn't eating as much as usual (flakes once a day)
I did a water test on the old tank and the new tank:
Old Tank: New Tank:
Ammonia 0.5 Ammonia less than 0.5
PH 7.6 PH 7.6
KH 270 KH 270
GH 250 GH 250
Nitrate N03 100-250 Nitrate N03 10
Nitrite N02 0 Nitrite N02 .05
I went to my local pet shop and they recommended putting him in the new tank which i did, slowly acclimatising him and gradually adding new aquarium water into his plastic bag and then gently tipping him in
I did this yesterday and im aware he won't get better overnight but he still isn't eating and is still at the bottom of his tank.
The temperature is 79 in his tank which is pretty constant, there is a filter which is on it's lowest setting.
He has no other tank mates.
I normally change 25% of his water once a week, however whilst he's been ill i've done it once a day
Sorry my post is a little messy I'm in a bit of a panic