Alright so, my fairly new DTPK boy, Zariel. I bought him a new tank, a 2.5 gallon from petco with a filter. I put him in it, clean water form the tap, regular water conditioner. I also bought some Nutrafin betta water conditioner with IAL extract in it. I give him a capfull (it said 1 capfull for 0.5 US gallons, and I'l be darned if it didn't want me to pour half the little bottle into his tank).
An hour or so ago I noticed that he was a little lethargic. I thught perhaps he was having issues with the filter-- he was avoiding the middle. So I baffled it. I noticed he was hiding in some floating plants I have-- and that he was remaining in a head-up tail-down position. Like totally so. He reacted to me, followed my finger around. I removed the plants. Without their support, if he's just staying still.... he rolls over. He's acting a bit lethargic. And now he can't even swim straight.
I put him in a QT with one inch of water and am floating it in his new home. I replaced some of the water with clean water with only Prime in it, and soon will be finishing switching it out. I'm really worried now though. 8C I've got aq salt but no espom, and no way to get any. (I'm broke, phone bill was today). Should I just keep him clean, fast, and in the QT cup? 8CCCC