So this morning I woke up and Atlas was just... terrible. He had lost almost all colour, he was bloated and he was just sitting at the bottom of his tank, refusing to move. I immediately scooped him out and put him in a QT tank, as his tank is divided. Last night his water parameters were perfect after a 40% WC, I tested again a minute ago, still perfect. I came home and he was swimming around like mad and his colour was all back. I don't understand. Is he sick, or is it the tank, or what? The thing is that the fish on the other side is 100% healthy and I see nothing wrong with her whatsoever... I'll fill out a little form below, just in case:
What size is your tank? 10g
What temperature is your tank? 80 degrees
Does your tank have a filter? No
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? Divided 10g
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Aqueon Betta Pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2-3 times, twice daily
How often do you perform a water change? Every 3 days
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 20-60%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Dechlorinator
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? His colour was gone this morning and he was bloated. His colour is now normal and he is still bloated.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He was listless at the bottom of the tank and is now back to himself
When did you start noticing the symptoms? This morning
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No, just quarantined him.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? None.
How old is your fish (approximately)? 1-1.6 years
Thinking about it, I have recently added an upgraded heater, but it's not leaking or doing bad things, I checked it out... Yesterday I added two drops of Seachem Flourish to each tank (I thought I'd try it on the 10g's, I've only done it on the 30g until yesterday), would that affect him at all? I also got a new kind of dechlorinator about a month ago... I just need some kind of reassurance that he'll be okay or needs treatment.
I really need this tank, as I am getting my sorority girls tonight... I can't put it off, things are speeding up really fast as I need this 30g done in two months.