What size is your tank? 10 gallon total. Divided into 2 sections so I guess tech. its 5 per fish
What temperature is your tank? with heater in the tank its stays around 75
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? yes air tube
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none really Divided with another betta on the other sider
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? betta bio-gold pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? twice a day 2-3 pells in the morn and night
How often do you perform a water change? once a week maybe twice
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? with the old tank 100% a week (3 gal) With this one Ive been tring to do atleast a 75% swap out since i do not have a syphon hose yet
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? water conditioner and normally epsom salt but was out when setting up new tank
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? I only test the ph, not sure where to by testing supplies for the others.
pH:7.2 tested just now
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? no
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? yes
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 4 nights ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? medical tank with epsom salt
Does your fish have any history of being ill? constipation
How old is your fish (approximately)? I got him in july 2012, from walmart so who knows
So im not sure whats up with Acheron, Anyways Acheron had been constipated on Saturday night so I salt bathed him and kept him in a medical tank over night. Sunday morning he seemed to be doing better so back in the big tank he went. Sunday night seemed ok and Monday morning when I went to work Last night when i got home he was side ways again. So into the Medical tank he went for another dose of Salt. Then once again back into the big tank.. and back on his side. Ive seen him stressed out before, but this seems different. Im so confused, Rave is in the same tank, same water, same everything and is doing just fine. Its a 10 gallon tank with a divider. Raves side has the filter and on Acherons side I have a bubble stick to have the water constantly moving... No unusual spots on him, no stringy like substance on his fins nothing.. So i really dont know what else I can do.. OH AND... when he swims he seems fine also... But all of this starts when he tries to just float around! Going to try the leaf and salt water combo but I hate the thought of him having to go through this for 14 days.. Can I add a fake plant for him to hide or lay on in to the bowl? And also when I do the water change Do I allow some of the leaves to go into the bowl or do I filter them out..
OR IF THIS SOUNDS LIKE ANOTHER PROBLEMS can I get some suggestions.. Also here a pic of how he looks now.
ALSO, he will gulp at bubbles like they are food while he is floating at the top. Does this mean he is not getting enough air?