So my male was in a a 1.5 unheated, when I got the heater and let him adjust to the temp (78*) he started laying on the bottom of the tank, not coming up for air very often, and super clamped. I figured it was because of the heater so I took him out and put him back in his room temp water (71*-72*ish).
He perked up right away and started swimming around and being his normal self.. Then I fed him and he didn't eat, which is weird because he always eats. Now he's clamped at the bottom of the unheated tank and he is struggling to make it up for air.. so I lowered the water for him and it looks like he is starting to pinecone.. I'm not sure what to do.
1.5 gallon, unheated at first (72*) but then heated to 78*. Filtered, no air stone and no tank mates.
50% water change every 2 or 3 days and 100% change once a week.
Live plant (Java fern).
Aqueon betta pellets, 3 in the morning and 2 in the night. One bloodworm on water change day (the 100% change).