My little fish Alpha is at it again with his second illness. Just a couple of weeks ago, I had finished treating Alpha for fin rot and had cured him of it and encouraged some fin growth in him. Until today, he had been a very happy and healthy fish who was always attentive and eager to do a trick or two for some food. Well, just a few days ago I had to transport him back to my apartment (I brought him back to my hometown for the holidays so I could care for him), and on Wednesday I had brought him back to my apartment and put him successfully back into his tank. I had redecorated his tank and decked it with silk plants and a new decoration so he could hide more easily and have a more natural looking home. For the first hour, he was very stressed, but he had immediately perked up and fallen in love with his new home.
This morning when I woke up, he was like a totally different fish. Usually when I approach his tank, he takes notice immediately and swims up to me to beg for food, but today he took no notice of me at all. Since this morning, he has barely moved from one large red plant he likes to sleep on, and it seems like he can't see me anymore.
I approach the tank, and he doesn't move an inch or even look in my direction. I dropped food for him, but he hasn't even touched any of it or looks like he can see any of it. He wasn't like this at all yesterday and I really don't know whats up with him. He's been very lethargic and when he swims, its like he swims in a circle without really seeing where he's going.
Here's some more info for you guys:
What size is your tank? 4 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 76
Does your tank have a filter? No
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? Dried bloodworms as a treat, and frozen carnivore fish food as a staple
How often do you feed your betta fish? Twice daily
How often do you perform a water change? Once every 5-7 days
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Nutrafin aquaplus water conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? No
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Lethargic, doesn't take notice of me or food dropped into the tank, doesn't seem like he sees very well
When did you start noticing the symptoms? this morning
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? no
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Yes, he's had fin rot
How old is your fish (approximately)? taking into account he was probably a few months old at the pet shop, I'd say 7-8 months?
Any idea whats up? I'm afraid he could possibly be falling ill from something