What size is your tank? 10 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 78 degrees
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? ghost shrimp, glofish, betta, cory cats (and somehow a snail was put in there. He snuck in with the bamboo.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? fd bloodworm, fd brine shrimp (Hikari), and Aqueon betta food
How often do you feed your betta fish? twice a day ( 1 pellet 3 times a day sometimes)
How often do you perform a water change? He is new so he was switched intoa 1 gal at first then I bought a 10 gallon the next day.. then I have to do a 50% water change due to acidic ph and foggy water.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 30% now, but 50% day of death
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? water conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? yes
Ammonia: safe (.02ppm)
pH: 6.2-6.8 (acidic to neutral) on day of dath now is 6.8-7.2 (neutral)
Hardness: safe but soft on day of death. I think it was 25-75
Alkalinity: was between 40-80.. now it is ideal-high 180-300
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? it looked the same
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? he was swimming on his side and acting less active.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? same day of death (yesterday)
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? no. I did add 1/6 of what Is said to add of aquarium salt.( 1 teaspoon Later found out that it is not safe to add it to cory cats so I did a 30% water change.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Not that I know of. He was fairly new
How old is your fish (approximately)? I only had him 3 days but he was grown.
I think the salt may have been the problem. Should I have taken him out until I had the water changed completely?
I still have the ghostshrimp, 4 glofish, and an albino cory cat which are acting fine. All the water is testing fine still, but it is still looking foggy. I was told it could be since it is a new filter, but it has been like that for 2 days now, The fish are still in the water.. do I need to change anything?
Here is what the tank looked like yesterday: