I got my first Aquabid fish in the mail today. I was so excited. He acted so rambunctious. Constantly jittering around
. I put him in a warm tank with some methylene blue and stress coat to get him calmed down after a long trip (from THailand to Colorado to here is a long way). Then, I acclimated him into his tank in which he was finally home. No. I was wrong. This fish went psycho. He jittered everywhere. He got stuck in plants, rubbing himself against them
and bent himself in all sorts of weird directions. Here's the weird thing that he's been doing since I got him. He quits moving and breathing occasionally
. Hence why I put him in the methylene blue at the beginning. I wasn't sure if it was shock from being opened from the package or what. I was hoping he'd be okay, but am I rushing the process? I was worried that he'd have Ich, since he was scratching himself on the plants. I shined a light on him. He does have white spots, but I haven't had him long enough to be able to tell it those are his markings or not.
I have maracyn two on hand. I have Ich-Rid on hand. I have AQ Salt on Hand. He is in Methylene Blue at the moment, in a QT with nothing but a heater. He is curled up by the heater. I am so worried about him, and VERY angry that my fish came so sick.
There isn't much info to fill since I haven't even had hi for a whole day. He wasn't even in his tank for ten whole minutes before he started acting crazy.
What size is your tank? 5.5g
What temperature is your tank? 80*F
Does your tank have a filter? Y
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? N
Is your tank heated? Y
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? N/A
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Pellets (hasn't eaten yet)
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2x daily
How often do you perform a water change? 50% weekly
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? N/a
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Jittery. Itchy against plants. Quits breathing/moving occasionally
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Not even five minutes after opening him out of the box
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Methylene Blue
Does your fish have any history of being ill? N/A
How old is your fish (approximately)? 3.5 months