I know this has something to do with SBD, I'm just not sure how exactly to treat it other than what I've already tried. Any help will be appreciated.
Oddball is one of my fry from the Blue MG marble x Blue Dalmation spawn from January of this year and she was the fastest developing of everyone and most active, one of only 5 I saved from being culled because of extremely slow development. I've never seen her like this.
I think this started about a week ago. I saw her hanging out at the top of the tank a lot and starting to lose a bit of color. I decided to put her in QT for surveillance. Then I noticed her having a hard time staying at the bottom, and now all she does is float on her side at the surface. I fasted her for 4 days and did a few days of epsom salt treatment as well and no change. I decided to try and give her some food to see if she even had an appetite anymore and she ate like normal but it seemed like she had a little bit of trouble getting to the pellets.
What size is your tank? 28g sorority, then in a 1 gallon Critter keeper QT, now she's back in the 28 but inside of a breeder net to keep her from getting harrassed and so she can stay close to the surface.
What temperature is your tank? 81-82*F
Does your tank have a filter? yes, aquaclear 50
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? co2 injected *if that counts*
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? some other female bettas, a couple Bristlenose plecos, 5 endlers, and cories -- its a NPT Heavily planted so bioload isn't an issue, parameters are perfect ever time tested and W/c's are more often than needed
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Attison's betta pro
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2x/day
How often do you perform a water change? every 4 days
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 25-40%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Used to use Tetra Aquasafe (the chlorine removing kind) but switched to Prime like 2 weeks ago
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Hardness: ---not sure -- GH is 11 KH is 17
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? lost a bit of color, used to be a darker blue now she's a metallicy sky blue
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? more lethargic, floats instead of swims. Rests on the leaves a lot
When did you start noticing the symptoms? maybe a week ago?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I did for a few days after noticing but stopped a couple days ago. Epsoms at 1tsp/gallon and fasting (3 days total maybe?)
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)? 3 months exactly.