What size is your tank? 10
What temperature is your tank? 78-84
Does your tank have a filter? No
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? Divided twice to fit 3 males bettas
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Topfin Color enhancing Pellets, Freeze-dried bloodworms, sun dried krill
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2-3 pellets twice a day, one small piece of krill once a day (Not if they've had pellets), 1-2 bloodworms twice a day (Not if they've had pellets) with fasting on friday and as needed
How often do you perform a water change? Once a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 95%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Aquasafe Water Conditioner
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? No
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? All three went to the bottom immediately while breathing heavily after they were acclimated and released into their portions. Ratchet still has not come up that I can see, Yorick and Moonshoes have come up but are hesitant
When did you start noticing the symptoms? As soon as I put them in the tank
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No treatment, just giving them time to maybe calm down
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Ratchet has a history of getting ick with any new stresses and just recently went through a round of ick treatment 1 day ago
How old is your fish (approximately)? I've had Ratchet for approx 2 months, Yorick for 1 month, and Moonshoes for 1 month
The water has been from the same source since I have owned them, and I have not added anything new to the tank in a few weeks. Before the change and while they were in their cups for the change they were fine and active, but now Ratchet is worrying me the most since he immediately sunk down to the bottom and stayed on his side while breathing heavily. They're all at their usual sleeping areas now, but I don't like to see such bad reactions to water changes.
Should I do smaller water changes more frequently during the week? This is the first time this has ever happened, and the other fish that I did water changes on did not have this reaction at all. I did not opur them from their cups, but waited for them to swim out on their own.
Everyone seems fine now, but I'll be keeping a very close eye on them through the night.