I was feeding both the fish, and while I was dropping a pellet into Hestia's tank, she jumped out right onto the carpet. I started hyperventilating while my hero of a boyfriend dived in and scooped her up and put her back in the water. She looked like she was in a bit of a shock and sank right to the bottom, but after a couple of minutes she perked up. She swam back up and ate the pellets I offered her.
I got her to follow my finger while I checked her body for damage. The only damage I can see is on her fins, which are shredded, probably from flopping around on the carpet or being scooped up in the net. Her scales have no visible damage. What is my next step of action?
What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Yes - a Whisper filter
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
Yes. It has a Maritime 10w
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
Hikari Betta Bio-Gold Pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish?
Three pellets twice a day.
How often do you perform a water change?
Twice a week - Sundays and Thursdays.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
50% each time
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
Conditioner - Nutrafin, if I remember correctly.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
No. I need to, though.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
She has some torn fins. Looks like it's on the very tip of her anal fin.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
Her behavior's still the same. She was slightly in shock, but she ate immediately when I offered food and seemed otherwise okay.
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
She jumped out of the tank literally 30 minutes ago.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
No, not yet. I'm thinking aquarium salt, but I'm not sure if that's necessary, or how much to treat her with.
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
Never been sick with me.
How old is your fish (approximately)?
Not sure. I got her from a pet store. At least a year old, maybe. She looks fully grown.