What size is your tank? 5.5 gal
What temperature is your tank? 76
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? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? wardley betta food pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2-3 crushed pellets per day and a bloodworm everyday lately, my moms been over feeding her while i was away so i have been fasting her. she will be switching back to 2 - crushed pellets a day with a fasting day once a week, occasional bloodworm
How often do you perform a water change? every 2-3 weeks at the very most, less than i should, i know but im at college and id rather not clean the tank as often than stress my fish out by bringing her with me
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? usually 75 percent because she goes longer than she should without one.
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? tetra aquasafe, enough for 5 gallons then a little extra drop for the .5
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? Not tested
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? - clamped fins occassionally
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? - she seems okay, she swims alot and will still jump to catch food off my finger, she just clamps up sometimes when she rests
When did you start noticing the symptoms? when i got back from college for the weekend 2 days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? i changed the water when i got back.
Does your fish have any history of being ill?- i dropped her once when she was a baby, i wasnt sure if she would make it but with some epsom salt and her hospital tank and darkness for a few days she made a full recovery and has shown no signs of harm.
How old is your fish (approximately)? - i got her on oct 7th of 2012 i believe and she was a baby betta, so 4 months and a few weeks i guess!
i got her a new amazon sword plant yesterday, im not sure if that has anything to do with it, also her light was broken for about a month, but i was using a make up mirror to give her light that wasnt too strong, i got her a new bulb yesterday too so im wondering if im just being paranoid and that shes just getting used to her new environment.
im leaving for college later tonight, but please let me know if theres anything i can do now to make her happier and in the long run.
the amazon sword is the small green plant, the others are silk.
heres her set up now!