Dumbledore is sick. Something is seriously wrong with him.
What size is your tank? 5.5 gallons, but now back in the 1 gallon hospital tank
What temperature is your tank? 80-81F
Does your tank have a filter? Not the 1 gallon, 5.5 yes
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
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 times per day, 3-4 pellets
How often do you perform a water change? Twice per week with the 5.5 but he's been in the 1 gallon all weekend due to fin rot treatment
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100% in the 1 gallon everyday, 50% with the 5.5
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? API StressCoat and Jungle Start Right
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Lost all of the dark brown/black in his face. Very dull in color
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Now sits at the surface, or on the bottom. Doesn't want to eat, doesn't hardly swim. I have seen him go more vertical at the top and the middle of the big tank, too.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Today
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I put him back in the 1 gallon with AQS because he was in it earlier today, and was fine. This all started when I put him back in the 5.5
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Nothing like this
How old is your fish (approximately)? I don't know :/
Please help me.
Dumbledore is sick, I know he is. I went to put him back in the 5.5 today and as soon as I did, he floated to the bottom, clamped and just sat there. I knew something was wrong immediately. I watched him for a while, he did not swim, at all. Just kind of floated. He went up to the top, and went vertical for a little while, straightened himself out and laid at the top. I did notice that he kind of...burped, and white chunky stuff came out? Not big, but like little grains of salt. I had to go out and just got home about 20 minutes ago, I noticed some clear stuff is coming off of his body, I'm assuming this is his stress coat. I set up the hospital tank, filled it up with conditioned tap water, double stress coat and salt, acclimated him and put him in. What else can I do? I don't have any IAL or oak leaves. I really just want to cry. I have a picture and a video of him breathing, if you guys want it, let me know. Please help me...