Ok. Julep is being super weird. A week or so back I skipped a water change and he lost nearly all his color even his eyes turned blue. Immediately I changed his water and he was fine. He did it again last night, water change night, so I didn't worry because I knew he was getting his water changed anyways. But I just came home and here he is color lost, blue (instead of black) eyes, and stress stripes. Huh? He's also decided not to bubblenest anymore....
He is in a 2.5 gallon minibow. His filter barely runs because it really disturbs him. He gets a good amount of light and has anacharis in with him that is healthy and shooting sprouts. Water changes are frequent with over 50% changed every other day.
With water changes I place a clear betta cup from petco in the water slowly and allow him to swim in on his own. I place him down and vacuum the gravel with the water removal. I fill it back up with dechlorinated and pH balanced water then acclimate him for about 30 mins.
I have no idea perameters, I will post soon!
He has no appearance of illness.... he's just acting super stressed. Nothing around hi, or in his tank has changed.