What size is your tank?
10 gallon divided
What temperature is your tank?
82F currently. Slowly trying to get it back to 79/80F like they're used to.
Does your tank have a filter?
Yes, Marina i25.
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?
He shares a tank with another betta, but he has his own space.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
Aqueon betta pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish?
Once in the morning. Eris will take around 4-5 pellets. This morning he took 4 but spit out 2 at the same time
How often do you perform a water change?
This is a new tank.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
.25 (which is weird because this is a new tank and I have a filter...?)
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
His color is good, and so are his fins. When he's stressed, he quickly gets pale stripes, but he's been fine right now since moving tanks.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
He expels bubbles from his gills, and while his breathing doesn't seem labored, one gill sticks out more than the other. He was resting on the bottom of the tank two separate times in the span of ten minutes, and again while his gill movement wasn't labored, one would flare out every once in a while. Other than his trip to the bottom, he's been resting very still in his betta log. Also, when he swims, he doesn't glide - his back fin has to work hard. Other than that, he's been very alert and responsive. The other betta shows no difference in behavior (nor have they noticed each other).
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Like...less than an hour ago. I'm freaked out :(
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
No. I was going to do a water change and add in aquarium salt.
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?
This is my first time having a divided tank, and I didn't expect to run into fish problems so quickly. If I did add in aquarium salt, would it hurt to do it for the entire tank or do I need to take him out separately? Considering this was his first full day in the new tank, I'd rather him stay put to reduce stress.