*sigh* So I just got a new fish a few days ago, and she's really not very happy. I had the lights off for the first day or two, and she was hiding. Now the lights are on, and she still hides and hangs out around the bottom of the tank most of the time. I just want to know if I should try a salt treatment, and if so, how I should go about doing it.
What size is your tank? 3 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 78 to 80 F
Does your tank have a filter? No (It can though)
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? yes, on low right now.
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? Aqueon betta pellets (I have to ground them up because she is too small to eat them whole)
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 in the am 2 in the pm
How often do you perform a water change? Haven't yet
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? Not sure yet
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Seachem Prime
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Not sure
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Gills are moving fast, and she's hiding a LOT. Almost always on the bottom of the tank.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? When I got her.
Have you started treating your fish? No If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill? n/a
How old is your fish (approximately)? a few days since I got her