This makes fish #3 that is sick.. I just lost two in two days and I'd really rather not lose a third. Neither of the others had any concrete symptoms, and Willowisp is no exception.
Quick background on the fish.. Willo is a small female (age unknown) she's usually very bright and friendly, jumps at my fingers in the tank, watches whatever I'm doing, etc. Since today I've noticed her hanging out at the bottom with her belly on the gravel (something she never, ever does) with all fins clamped tight. She's breathing normally and she ate fine for me this afternoon.
The other two males had these symptoms; lethargy, lying on side, and when swimming for air moving in jerky motions. Other than that their breathing was fine.. they wouldn't eat, though. No other movement. Whatever it was killed both within two days. No abnormal water conditions are present.. the two males came from separate tanks.
What size is your tank?; 2.5 gal
What temperature is your tank?; 77*
Does your tank have a filter?; no
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?; n/a
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? NLS pellets, frozen blood worms/brine shrimp
How often do you feed your betta fish? Once daily.
How often do you perform a water change?; With her every other day, but she is new to this tank.. she was doing fine in a 5gal before but I had to do some moving around.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?; 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?; Prime.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?; Have not, but she's only been in this tank since yesterday.. everything was cleaned with hot water before moving her in. I have the water still here to test if you'd like it.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?; No appearance change.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?; Lethargic, clamped fins, hanging out just at surface or all the way at the bottom.
When did you start noticing the symptoms?; Just today.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?; Moved into a QT tank with no gravel.
Does your fish have any history of being ill?; nope.
How old is your fish (approximately)?; n/a
Thanks for any help you can offer.. it's hard enough having lost two boys so close without worrying over her as well.