What size is your tank? 5g
What temperature is your tank? 75-77 usually
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? 2 african dwarf frogs, nerite snail
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Betta pellets, occasional bloodworms
How often do you feed your betta fish? Daily
How often do you perform a water change? Weekly
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 10%, but upping to 20% and the most recent water change was 20% with the introduction of my betta
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Tetra aquasafe plus, every few water changes some flourish equilibrium for plants & snails; CO2 daily; iron 2x weekly; flourish comprehensive 1x weekly
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Hardness: Unsure - we have very soft and mineral-empty water in washington, so I add Flourish Equilibrium for my plants/snail
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? His aesthetic appearance is fie.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He never moves from the bottom of the tank - a couple times I have seen him near the top. He was chilling out in the java moss earlier, but one of my frogs hopped by and now he is laying on his side underneath the "cove" of my driftwood. I know that he is new and is adjusting to his new environment, but I am scared about how much time he spends on the bottom in awkward positions - on his side, face-down, etc. He does not come up for food, but if he is at the top he will eat pellets when I drop them near him. He will eat bloodworms off of tweezers (I feed him one at a time).
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Since I got him.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Unsure.
How old is your fish (approximately)? Unsure, but I have had him for 2 days.
I am scared that he is depressed or sick and that he is going to die soon. :( His fins aren't clamped but he just seems so dejected.