A few weeks ago I bought a marimo moss ball for the tank and everything seemed fine until I found my fish laying on his side on top of the marimo a few days later.
I gently tapped on the tank to see if he was responsive and he immediately started swimming around like normal. I checked the water and all my levels were fine, but I did a partial water change anyway just to be safe.
A week or so goes by without incidence before I come home from class one day and see him laying on the marimo again! This time he started swimming around again when he saw me moving near the tank. I did the same thing as the first time and the levels were perfect, but still did another partial change.
It's been a few weeks and I've seen him do this 3 other times. Should I be concerned? Or is my fish just being a jerk...
What size is your tank? 2.5 gal
What temperature is your tank? 81F
Does your tank have a filter? 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 (other than the plant)
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Top Fin pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 3 pellets once per day
How often do you perform a water change? One 30-50% change once every 5 days or so, full cleaning twice a month.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? See above.
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Water conditioner, currently aqueon.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? No
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? See above
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 3-4 weeks ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? Not sure of age, owned since June after old fish died.