I recently bought a Betta Fish - my second.
Tank Volume - 4 Litres
Temperature - 26-28 degrees Celsius
Accessories - Live Plant, Pebble Floor, Large Rock
Feeding Regime - 3 pellets per morning
Water Regime - 50-75% water change weekly, 100% water change monthly
Water Additives - Chlorine conditioner
Water Appearance - Clear, uneaten food removed
>Recently bought fish, was very happy for first few days, exploring tank, sleeping on plant, eating well, quite active
>This morning, fish was at surface of water, fins clamped, rejecting morning pellets
>Got home from work - same situation
>Currently at bottom of tank next to large, tilted rock - provides cover, fins still clamped
>Nil visual signs of infection (inflammations, rotted fins, white spots, etc)
I am worried that he is getting sick. My previous Betta contracted swim bladder disease and died soon after, age 2 years. He had also had bacterial/fungal diseases, which I treated successfully with antibiotic drops.
Am I overly concerned? Or am I missing something, please help.