[I know alot of you don't like to read long posts, so I have put most important parts in bold. If you don't have time to read the post, you can skim over the bold words. Thanks!]
There is something seriously wrong with Tony
today. He was fine less than an hour ago, but now I fear I am losing him! I don't know why. I will give you all the best description I can, and hopefully I will have some test kit results up later tonight.
Tony is acting very, very strange. He is swimming on his side
, and he stops on the glass up on his side and doesn't move unless I stare at him. I am very sad to mention that his tail has been shredded up
abit lately. I put him in a divided 10g and the substrate was rocks
(I will get some gravel next time I go to Walmart!), and I didn't think of fin ripping before I moved him in there.
Also, afew months ago I washed a plant (or actually just swished it) around in the tank that Tony is in now. If anyone has every bought a live plant in a dry container, they might know about the weird gel with little rock-looking things in it
. I am worried that Tony might be choking
. Anyone know how I would be able to tell if something is caught in his throat?
Also, I am wondering if Tony is starting to develope SBD. I need to research it, but I don't have alot of time to aimlessly look around on the internet with all the important water changes and water treatments I have to do tonight (those stack up when you have over 6 tanks running with fish in them).
I am worried because he just got a new change in enviroment
, a move to a divided 10g tank. Here are the changes;
New tank, bigger and new enviroment for Tony
New tankmate. Temporarily, Tony is moved in with anyother fish I have (not really important)
Filtration; Tony didn't have a filter in his heavily planted 2g hex he moved out of.
pH changed from 7.4 to 7.7
. I am abit worried about the sudden change.
The most recient change is my camping trip diesaster
I will talk about later.
Here is the story on the camp weekend diesaster...I had to go on a weekend campout, and I ask my sister to watch and feed my fish
. She KNOWS how to do it. She has seen me feed my fish dozens of times, and I made sure she felt comfortable doing it. BIG MISTAKE!
I come back to a traumatic diesaster! She WAY overfed Tony twice
. "I was just feeding him how much I feed Luke", I always tell her she is WAY overfeeding Luke, and she KNOWS that Tony only eats a little bit, one time a day!
If that wasn't bad enough, she dumped half a bag
(only exagerating a little bit) of pellet food
I feed the other fish in the tank
when she fed him. "[our little brother] made a noise and I accidently dumped part of the bag in the tank. Sorry."! I can't believe it! She poisons my fish during camp, and fails to mention it until 30 minutes after I get home.
We had cell access at camp, so much for "call me if anything goes wrong"! I guess she just didn't think anything was wrong, because if that had happened to one of her fish, she probably wouldn't have cared.
I am going to test my water
VERY soon! I have been waiting to go to Walmart (don't have a driver's license yet) all day because I want some substrate down before I change the substrate
. That is why I haven't gotten all
the stuff that was dropped in the tank out of the tank.
The reason I haven't tested the water yet
is because I was eating supper when I realized Tony's sudden condition, and even after washing my hands (without hand soap), my hands still probably have a trace of...well...it was finger food and I am a grease-a-phobic for this very reason!
Anyway, I think it might be one of the following
Ripped fins causing in-stability
Sudden Ammonia/Nitrate poisoning
If there is anything you think it could be, feel free to suggest
! I am very worried about my first betta and one of 4 of my first fish (2 are still alive) that I got way back in June of last year (I know, that isn't very long, but I have learned SO much since then).
Sorry for the lengthy post! Please help if you can! I am open to suggestions, diagnoses, etc.