What size is your tank? 5 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 76-79
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
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? Alone
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? A mix of pellets and blood worms.
How often do you feed your betta fish? twice daily
How often do you perform a water change? a weekly 10 percent, and a 25 percent every 2 weeks.
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Regular aquarium conditioner
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? All fins are clamped tight.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Very lethargic.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Yesterday
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? My aquarium thermometer was broken, so I messed around with heater settings. Seemed to help a little.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Nope, he's been here four days
How old is your fish (approximately)? I just got him four days ago. He is full grown, but still young.
I just got a new veil about four days ago, and named him Mocha. In the store his fins were very open, and he was extremely energetic. When I got home, I transferred him to the five gallon, which had been cycled three weeks. After floating him for an hour, I set him free, and he spent hours exploring, and showed much interest in everything around him. Day two it was the same. Day three he became lethargic, and I got a little worried, but he was still swimming around. Today he was on the bottom of the tank, unmoving for anything, and when he does return to the surface for air, his fins are all clamped tight. I checked the thermometer in the tank and it showed 81, so I unplugged it for about an hour to lower the temperature a bit, as it had been a hot day and he was in direct sunlight. Once I checked the thermometer again, it still said 81. I put my hand in the water to do a test between his and another tank, and his was quite cold, so I adjusted the heater and plugged it in. He seems a tough more active, however I'm not too sure if a simple temperature issue could cause problems four days in, as I never once changed the heater after adding her. If someone could help me figure this out, I would really appreciate it... I am very worried!