lol Sorry about the title, but my little female seems to have problems staying down, her tail end floats up, shes obviously not feeling well, she isnt zooming all over and shes a little clampy. She isnt eating off my finger like she usually does, but she is eating still, just with half as much enthusiasm =/ Shes got a little bump on her tail area but im not sure if thats normal or not. Ive included a video so you can get a better idea of whats going on hopefully. Shes just not acting like her normal hyper self.
What size is your tank? 1 gallon -1.5 gallon?
What temperature is your tank? 78-82
Does your tank have a filter? No
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? No need yet, tank water stays in the upper 70's and low 80's in the day/night here in Florida with no ac in the room her tank is in.
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Live mosquito larvae for breakfast and one Aqueon betta pellet before bed
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 times a day
How often do you perform a water change? Daily
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100% everyday or at least 80% while syphoning poop if i miss a 100% day which is rare
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Tetra Aquasafe
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Nitrate: havent tested
Alkalinity: havent tested
(I use bottled spring water 75% and tap 25% because my tap is orangy iron water so i dont trust it much, I let it all sit overnight treating though)
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? clamped tail a bit more often. A bump on her body before the tail fin starts, not sure if thats normal though... She arches her back to take in air more then im used to seeing, my male goes like this \ angle when getting air, she stays mostely horizontal and arches her back to put her head up. I sometimes wonder if her back is a bit eformed but im still a bit new to this, maybe my males just different cause hes a male.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Not so hyper swimming circles, not jumping for food, not chasing live foods as enthusiastically, sometimes just freezes and floats as if sleeping in mid swim then her butt pulls her to the top
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Today
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Nothing, just the daily water change and added a very small amount of oak tree tannins, well a few drops more then usual. She doesnt eat many pellets, im not sure if live mosquito larvae or live bloodworms could cause this.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? No idea but id say 6 months or so? Shes from petsmart and was a bit small.
Video uploading now...