I got Jonah last Tuesday after Casper passed away. I scrubbed Casper's old tank with 8 parts water 1 part bleach rinsed well and put in a soapless dishwasher twice to rinse out any residue or germs left in the tank. I added preconditioned water to the tank and added 1/4 tsp of AQ for the torn/bit fin he has. Acclimated Jonah and put him in the tank. He was very shy and clamped but I just let him be in hopes giving him time would help him. Well, that was a week ago. Now he just sits at the top of the tank on a silk plant, not eating and only responsive if I put my finger on the side of the tank.
What size is your tank? 1 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 80-81F
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? I try once per day 1 pellet at a time
How often do you perform a water change? Twice per week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50% and 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Jungle Start Right. I was adding AQ salt but quit that after 2 days
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? I just did a 100% change yesterday so ammonia levels should be 0.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? He's clamped, really really clamped. Color has not changed.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Lethargic, unresponsive, just sits on a plant leaf all day
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Last week
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Just giving him time to settle in
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Unsure
How old is your fish (approximately)? No idea
I'm very worried. This is what happened to Casper before he passed away, not eating, clamped, lethargic etc. I don't know what to do. :(