Sorry for swarming this forum with different topics, but this is kind of bothering me. Adamu isn't swimming around like he normally does, he'll just float near the surface of the water, and come up every minute or so for air. He'll move if I get near him, but then he'll find a different spot and just stay there, no swimming around at all :/
What size is your tank? (5.5 Gallons)
What temperature is your tank? 78 degrees
Does your tank have a filter? Yes, but its too powerful so I put a sock on it to baffle it, but then took it off until I get a sponge for it. Filter is currently off.
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? yes - 25 watt submersible heater
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? HBH Betta Bites (Pellets)
How often do you feed your betta fish? Twice a day, usually 2 pellets in morning, 2 pellets at night.
How often do you perform a water change? Every day- every other day.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 20-30%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Splendid Betta complete water conditioner, and some Stress coat.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
I have strips that I bought, but I don't really get how to read them. All I know is that I have hard water :/
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? None
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Will stay near the surface of the tank like he's staring at the water, and won't move unless I get near him. Been doing this for an hour or 2.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? A few hours ago
Have you started treating your fish? Well I did pretty much a 100% water change yesterday since I got him pleanty of new stuff. I also put a bit of Aquarium salt in his tank just in case.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? None.
Again this might be nothing, but I worry really easily, and I just wanted to make sure this wasn't a disease or something since he's never done this before.