So I've noticed him occasionally darting against objects such as the terra cotta pot. He puts the side of his face right up against the object and makes a quick dart from it. He's done this since I got him. Is it parasites? He doesn't do it every day, but when he does, he does it 2-3 times in the day. Should I do something about it, or is it just him being himself?
What size is your tank? 5.5 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 79F
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? NLS betta
How often do you feed your betta fish? twice a day, 4 pellets each time, fast once a week
How often do you perform a water change? once a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50-60% and a 100% monthly
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Prime/Stress coat depending on the situation (tail biting situation), IAL
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Nothing in particular, still flaring, fins are not clamped, vibrant colors.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? occasionally darts against objects such as the terra cotta pot. When he goes to take a breath he'll spit out one or two small bubbles as he's swimming (not making a bubble nest).
When did you start noticing the symptoms? since I first got him (around a month ago)
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? nope
Does your fish have any history of being ill? not that I know of
How old is your fish (approximately)? I'm guessing 6-8 months? I got him a little over a month ago at petco.