Im watching my girlfriends betta while she is away for 2 months. She gave me very strict instructions on how to care for her fish while she is away. The fish has acted consistent over the past 4 days of caring for him. Today he has been extremely active and jumpy. This definitely isnt normal for this fish so I know it isnt just his personality.
I went to the store and got water testing strips to test ammonia ph etc. Everything came out ok except the PH is kind of acidic according to the chart. I have been feeding him daily and keep the light on 12-14 hrs a day.
There are also a lot of small bubbles around the edges of the fish tank.
Here is as much information as I can provide for you to help diagnose the little guy's problem.
- 1 gallon tank, lit, filtered
- feeding 5-10 flakes of fish food daily
- 25% water changes weekly as well as scrubbing of any buildup in tank
- male betta
- water conditioner weekly