Originally Posted by LebronTheBetta
What do you mean "OK"? You need the EXACT parameters.
Well, he did all the tests putting the water into 5 or 6 different test tubes and adding various liquid drops, let it sit for a while and then showed me a bunch of color strips for comparison on each parameter and everything was the color of the very lowest level. The ammonia looked to me like it was creeping toward the second level (I think that was either .025 or .25 ppm?) so I asked about that and whether I should do a water change to bring that down and he said because the fish was stressed already he would recommend waiting to do the next water change until it was actually due (which would be tomorrow). Also, when I said that tomorrow would be 100% water change he recommended doing only 50% or even just 1/3 in order to disturb him less. Does that sound right?
I don't have any washed dried oak leaves. I am not familiar with IAL (I don't have a lot of experience with fish and so far really only know about products I've had to use in situations that have come up with my other fish). I do have stress coat - is that something similar?
I did have another Betta about a year ago who got like this after he jumped out of the tank onto the counter (I didn't realize they could jump so high and left the lid off) and after a few days in the dark he recovered, so I am hopeful that little Rock N Roll III will be ok.
Do you agree it is a good idea not to feed him for a couple of days? The pet shop guy said it would prevent him from using extra energy to digest the food.
Also, his tank is in the kitchen right now, which is not the quietest room. Unfortunately 6 people live in this house so there is not really such thing as a quiet room, but I am wondering if I should try to move him somewhere a little quieter, or if the stress of moving will outweigh any benefit.