I impulse bought a betta (Orville) at a pet store that was closing, about a week ago. After purchasing I got a crash course on how the tank/setup I bought was terrible (was about 1 quart no heater, filter or hiding places) so upgraded him to 1 gallon fish hotel
, toms mini filter, 10w heater, plant bulb, leaf hammock. He loved it would only swim in the windows and lounged in the leaf hammock all the time. The past two days he has been clamped up and laying on the bottom of the tank and avoiding the windows on the tank when not on the bottom. Today I went to feed him and he only ate two of his three pellets and won't flare if I put a mirror up to the tank. I haven't been doing water changes since I started used the filter. Could this be my problem? I thought that was the whole point of the filter... Any advice would be helpful thanks!
What size is your tank? 1.5 gal
What temperature is your tank? 75
Does your tank have a filter? Yes Tom Mini Filter
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? none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?Betta Bio-gold
How often do you feed your betta fish? 3 pellets twice a day
How often do you perform a water change? Haven't for 4 days
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Aqua Safe
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? no
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? seems less color around his face
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? hiding and not responding when I come around.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Yesterday
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)? young adult?