So May 23 - May 29 I was gone to a wedding. I asked my roommate to look after my girls and one boy and to feed them only once during that time (I lost a girl the day before because I accidentally left my tank top open and she had jumped out :'( )
Anywho when I got back my girls looked like they had been trying to eat one another!! And the worst is that Paddie and Maybelline were COMPLETELY clamped up. Right now I have separated Paddie and into a 2.5 gallon tank (with a teaspoon of Epsom salt). I left Maybelline in the tank because she's been hiding mostly and I didn't want to stress her by moving her.
Right now they are both breathing really hard. Maybelline has been mostly going under or trying to and has just been sitting there breath very heavy. Paddie has been swimming around more than Maybelline but they are basically 100% stressed out to the point they both look sick. Right now unfortunately my 20 long isn't cycled but the ammonia is zero and I did about a 20-30% water change yesterday and today just to make sure the water was nice and clean. I haven't added any salt to the 20 long because I didn't want it hurting my plants.
I've dealt with stressed bettas but I don't know what happened to those two because ammonia and everything else was 0 when I got back and I thought maybe they just got really hungry??