I just lost a betta this morning (Rivaille) and I don't want to lose another one :(
This time I included a photo compared to my last thread about Rivaille who I didnt manage to save..
So he's started to behave simillarly to when Rivaille 1st started showing symptoms.
Legarthy, Not eating his food, floating above the surface (but not vertically like Rivaille), occasionally going(darting) down for a water change.
I've moved him to a slightly larger tank 1.5 litres (0.5gallons) compared to his last tank which was 800ml.
I also can't seem to get Epsom salt anywhere, especially not this late in the night, is there any other way I can get it other than buying it?
Also, does anyone know if I could use laboratory Magnesium Sulphate (Epsom salt) and not the one from the pet shop?
Does it make a difference?
Cauz if I can, I'll borrow some Magnesium Sulphate from my school lab tomorrow.
The water should be free of ammonia and nitrates/ nitrides cuz I change the water very regularly(50% every half-day because the tank is so small)
And I just did a 100% water change for King cuz I switched tanks for him.
Might it be a chlorine problem? (I dont have a water conditioner yet and probably wont be getting one for another few days)
If it might be a chlorine problem, should I put it in this 10-gallon aquarium I have at home? (It has a filter, cycle and everything, Temp is room temp around 28~30C) The aquarium has some unknown species of tropical fish in it, and a rather big goldfish.
My father's not at home and he wont be for another couple of days so I cant go anywhere or buy any new stuff for the fish, and I can only make do with what I currently have at home.
Is this stress or something much serious? I don't want him to die... I cant just speculate that it's stress/constipation and leave him like what I did for Rivaille...
What size is your tank? 1/2 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 28~30C room temperature(i live in a hot country)
Does your tank have a filter? No
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
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Krill micro pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? Twice a day(morning and night)
How often do you perform a water change? Twice Daily, since the tank is so small
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? each time around 40~50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? None
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? The fish wasn't as colourful as it was yesterday, It's like it's lost its luster.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? It's less active than it was yesterday (it was really excited and active), now it's just hanging at the surface with it's mouth up
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Today when i came back from school (4pm GMT+8)
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? I'm not sure, but I'm guessing around 5 months, they were new arrivals at the pet shop