hello! my new betta named andy lives in a 2.5 gal tank.
temp is 80 degrees. between 78 to 80.
no air stone.
it is heated, yes.
he lives by himself.
he eats omega one betta pellets, on occasion frozen blood worm and frozen brine shrimp.
fed him two pellets twice a day, but just cut it down to three pellets total a day.... frozen blood worm and frozen brine shrimp once each so far.
did one 50% yesterday, noticed he was inactive so went ahead and didalso 100% change today. plan to do 100% change twice/wk.
prime water conditioner is used.
water not teste yet. going to see if i could swing by maybe a petco tomorrow
to have a water sample tested.
symptoms and treatment?
from what i can tell, he looks pretty much the same .
his behavior change? maybe 3 days ago while looking at him, he floated near the top of the water, looked at me and his head twiched! idk if its a twich like movement of his head. super fast from side to side. then, today i noticed when
he swimmed he would twitch maybe. like he'd swim and twitch foward real fast. one time, his body went sidways before "twitching" to a normal position if this makes sense. he "never" darts against any objects, only twitches randomly and on occasion.
he floats at the top of the water sometimes and then other times he chases his own reflection or swims around. earlier today he'd hide in between his live plants. was fasting him today. since he was inactive i fed him and he is moving more.
i started noticing his symptoms 3 days ago.
i treated him with a 100% water change.
i got him from petsmart last monday, and he seemed healthy with a good personality.
i believe i pretty much explained it above. any input is welcome please. thanks!!