What size is your tank? 2.5g - Now 10g
What temperature is your tank? Raised from 76F to 80F to see if warmer water helps, keeping at 80F until he improves.
Does your tank have a filter? Yes, Previously Betta Bow 2.5 now Top Fin 10
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? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Aqueon Betta Food Pellets - Also Freeze Dried Blood worm as treat, so far he doesn't like them though.
How often do you feed your betta fish? About 3-4 Pellets 3 times a day.
How often do you perform a water change? Weekly
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? At least 50% when he was in the 2.5g - Have not changed since we moved him to the 10g tank today.
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Aqueon BettaBowl Plus Conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Ammonia: Has been 0ppm - Checked again when I noticed change in behavior - Closer to 0.25ppm and immediately did a 50% water change - Now in new tank with 100% new and conditioned water
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Cloudy spot on eye. Maybe always been there, but with his behavior I've been watching him so close I'm noticing things that may have always been that way. I tried to look back at pictures of when I got him but my camera quality was not the greatest.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Lethargic, doesn't notice when we approach his tank as he has done so previously
When did you start noticing the symptoms? About a day and half ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Fasting for about 24hrs so far. Going to start daily water changes but not sure the % on a 10g. Raised temp to 80F.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Had him for about 1 week - Has been healthy and active until now.
How old is your fish (approximately)? Not sure
Everything I've read so far in my books leads me to believe it's possibly overfeeding with the exception of the cloudy spot on his eye. It's not his whole eye. Hopefully he just bumped into something, it's only on one eye and it's not the entire eye. I do not notice any other physical symptoms, but I'm still new to bettas.
His behavior is what caught my attention. He has been "suspended" in the water a lot, in the 2.5g he was laying on the bottom corner and I would have to tap several times before he'd even move his fins. I thought he had passed this morning, he was on the bottom completely motionless, head on the gravel but still vertical. I had to tap pretty hard on the tank to verify he was still alive. He finally came to and he is still able to swim around fine, but he's more inclined to just float around doing nothing.
I had to change his tank, he was in a Betta Bow 2.5g tank but when I cleaned it today the acrylic scrubber damaged the tank so I had to return for an exchange. I figured it was best to just go with a 10g tank since it was only a few bucks more and it would help to lessen the fluctuations in his living conditions while he gets better.