Not sure exactly what's going on with Reggie. I got him Monday. Monday I kept him in a 1 gallon QT tank. Tuesday I did full water change to QT tank while his new tank finished cycling. I noticed while changing water that it looked as if his fins might be splitting. Last night I got everything finished on his tank, it finished cycling and I put him in late last night. He stayed down towards the bottom, as close to the rocks as he could get. His new tank is a 3.66 gallon and i figured he was probably tired from swimming and exploring it. However once I put him in it he wouldn't eat, and when he did he spit it back up.
I got him Stress Coat and Aquarium Salt today that I'll put in as soon as I get home from work.
Is there anything else I can do? I'm afraid it shocked him by moving him, even tho I let him sit in his cup and adjust to the new water temp for about an hour before i released him.
What size is your tank? 3.66 gal
What temperature is your tank? 74
Does your tank have a filter? yes (sponge covered)
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? 0
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? I switch between pelets and flakes (tetra beta care)
How often do you feed your betta fish? 1-2 flakes morning 1-2 pellets at night, 1 day off a week
How often do you perform a water change? N/A New Tank
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? Planning on 20% daily for a month. 50% once a week 100% twice a week to cycle it fully
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Fin's appear split
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? seems a bit depressed, stays at bottom of tank. (I was just told hes been swimming around today while I'm at work however)
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Yesterday
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Not yet - adding Aq Salt and Stress Coat when I get home.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? N/A
How old is your fish (approximately)? New.