What size is your tank? 5gal divided (2.5gal)
What temperature is your tank? 70*F (Just got a new heater, he's been fine at this temp before, though)
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Yes
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Flakes, freeze dried bloodworms, and the occasional frozen brine shrimp
How often do you feed your betta fish? Once a day, occasional twice for a frozen brine shrimp treat
How often do you perform a water change? 50% every few days
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Dechlorinator. Just added plant food a few minutes ago.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Nitrite: Need a full Test Kit
Nitrate: " "
pH: " "
Hardness: " "
Alkalinity: " "
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Pectoral fins won't move much from his body
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Won't use pectorals,
When did you start noticing the symptoms? A few minutes ago. Happened in the last hour.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No. Other fish recently jumped the barrier (fixed the issue already) and tore up his back fins, seemed to jump back rather well from the incident. Not too badly of ripped fins, either. Pectorals seemed fine at the time.
How old is your fish (approximately)? No idea.
I just moved around some decorations to get a better heater into my tank and my favorite fish seems to have lost his control of his pectoral fins. He has to do an exaggerated wiggle of his body to get around his tank. Now he's just sitting at the bottom. He makes an effort to come see me when I open the lid, but it's very hard for him because he has to use his back fins. D: I'm so worried. I love this fish to death and he's adorable. I already had a brush with death on the guy when I found my other fish had jumped the barrier while I was at work. I'm wondering if maybe my plant food I got is effecting him? I also stirred up the gravel a little bit ago so perhaps it could be the ammonia I stirred up?
Worried bettamama. :(