This is only the second time in my many years of having bettas a betta has ever gotten out of the tank on me... she is a very accurate and unlucky jumper...
Jewel, my female betta, jumped out of her 5gal while I was in the bath. I have an idea that she may have been picked on by her tank mate, another female betta (they've been together for a while, but sometimes the other female nitpicks at her even though noone is ever hurt).
I immediately searched for her when I returned to my room because I noticed she wasn't begging for food like she usually does this time of day and found her still a little damp under the desk. I put her in a cup while I cleaned a 1gal for her and treated the water at the correct temperature, etc. She's still kind of dirty, even though I got most of the dirt off of her - slime coat seems fine and I cleared her gills as carefully as possible.
The part I want some help with is even though she's swimming fine, she's very lethargic. I turned off the lights like I saw many people suggest elsewhere and she stays near the top, righting herself when she may start to drift and swimming around lazily but she isn't active as usual by any means.
Should I just keep her tank extra, squeaky clean? I removed the filter because it's too strong for her right now, so I plan on cleaning it daily, but is there a better way without stressing her out? My male who did this stressed to death within 24 hours, so I'm afriad to do anything that might bother her mentally just as bad as physically.
I don't have a pH tester now so I can't give the exact water qualities, but it was literally just cleaned as it normally is and she's been in there maybe an hour and a half. I added a bit of aquarium salt and of course "betta bowl plus" to get rid of the metals and stirred it myself since the filter is gone. I also added a tad less than the bottle reccommends for the tank size of BettaFix because she did seem to have hurt her head and fins slightly.
For the most part she just seems weak, but I'm afraid she'll be joining my male, Knight, who jumped if I'm not extra careful.