My betta keeps laying down at the bottom of the tank after swimming around for about 15 minutes. Sometimes gets back up after about a minute and swims some more. There if no baffle on the filter currently
He's a long tailed tail male.
Housing no decorations except a big shell
What size is your tank? 5.5 gallon
What temperature is your tank? Sticker thermometer says 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? No
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None
Food fish flakes at the moment
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Only that until I can get brine shrimp
How often do you feed your betta fish? once a day
Maintenance 20% changes
How often do you perform a water change? every other day
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 20%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Prime
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Yes (yesterday, API Master kit)
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Not really,
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? kind of lazy, still flares at its reflection
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Today
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Not really (except prime since it's cycling)
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Unkown
How old is your fish (approximately)? About 3 days since I got him.