I've had this little guy two weeks now, and have been feeding frozen bloodowrms. he's bigger, so decided to start varying his diet...I added his pellets, and he ate one and I went on to go feed everyone else. ON my way back around I was going to check to see if he ate the other two.
He did, they're gone. My boyfriend saw him spazz around the tank and now he's floating at the surface. he slowly lilts onto his side, then rights himself and takes a breath. I can see him breathing but...I dont know what to do!
He's very healthy and was from a breeder I trust, not a pet store!
What size is your tank? 5 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 81F
Does your tank have a filter? No
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Yes
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? Frozen Blood Worms/ Omega One Betta Buffet Pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? Twice a day, 6-8 hours apart
How often do you perform a water change? 1-2 times a week depending on ammonia level (either 0 or .25)
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? Prime Water Conditioner and Stability
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Stress-stripes, fading color
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? slight twitching and now simply trying to breathe while floating on his side until he rights himself only to float back on his side
When did you start noticing the symptoms? five minutes ago my boyfriend alerted me right after I fed them all
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No, I dont know what I can do
Does your fish have any history of being ill? None at all
How old is your fish (approximately)? 3 months and maybe a week.