Hello Betta community!
A bit of a rush and my first post but if like some advice from Betta pros!
I have a soft spot for sick fish and every once in a while when I have room I grab one for rehab- my latest find is a double tail half moon that could not stay upright in his little cup at Petco.
I observed him over 3 days at Petco with no change and brought him home hoping it was a feeding issue. It's been one week and I've limited, but not completely cut off his feedings and housed him in a silk plant sick tank with tons of ledges to rest on/lean against. He's made it so far and I'd like to move him to my 20 gallon tank(divided in thirds) but don't know how to continue his treatment safely or provide a good environment for him! Help??
He continually lists sideways, has to panic swim to get any depth and floats immediately back up and onto his side:(
He seems to do best and I've left him in this little bowl because it has a nice bend towards the lip where he sits and is able to stay upright.
What size is your tank? 1/2 gallon "sick tank"
What temperature is your tank? Too cold! The 20 gallon is heated but this one is too small to safely heat
Does your tank have a filter? No, 20 gallon is filtered
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? See above
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Flake and pellet, crushed or finely ground so it's easy to get
How often do you feed your betta fish? Right now only once and tiny amounts
How often do you perform a water change? Once a week or more often if water starts to get cloudy
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50-100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Aqua safe water conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Have not tested
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Na
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?na
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Na
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?na
Does your fish have any history of being ill?na
How old is your fish (approximately)? No idea:)
He seems otherwise healthy but is extremely skittish. Any help is awesome as is like him to be as comfortable as possible and I do not mind having a chronic fish for the rest of his life:)