What size is your tank? 5 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 79-82
Does your tank have a filter? yes but I dont run it constantly way to powerful
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? I just put some ghost shrimp in there
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Aqueon betta pellets and have tried Hikari bloodworms
How often do you feed your betta fish? Since he is not eating, only once a day a couple of pellets
How often do you perform a water change? The tank has only been set up 1 week today so only one partial
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? About 25%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Prime and aquarium salt
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
pH: between 8.0 and 8.2
Hardness: I can't remember the number but we have VERY hard water
Alkalinity: Dont remember this one either
Everything came back in the good to safe area but hardness and pH but what I have found is that those 2 things aren't as important as the ammonia, nitrite and nitrate.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? His color is seems to fade in and out.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? The first day he was very active until I had to try to catch him to move him from 2.5 divided tank (that he kept squeezing around the divider) to his new 5 gallon
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 2nd day have only had him a week
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? no
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Dont know
How old is your fish (approximately)? only had about a week. Dont know before that
Any help would be great. He is a beautiful crowntail. Pretty blue and now has red in him too. He is a fighter (as in I havent managed to kill him yet). So I really want to see him through this.