Just got home after being away for two months, and I've noticed my betta doesn't look quite the same, and he's acting strange (from what I remember). My mother has been taking care of him, so don't know if he's just being sulky or if there is something really wrong. I'm going to the pet store tomorrow, and he's due for his full change.
I discovered that mother has removed a big piece of his silk plant, so I'll be getting a fuller one to add, going to re-arrange his decor, smaller decoration, another plant (silk). I have a smaller tank .8Gal I can use to QT him with. Thinking I should do a week of this for daily changes, his fins look like they could use a boost as well.
Going to see about uploading some pics I got of him.
What size is your tank?
10L approx 2.5gal
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?
Just two floating anubis
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
Pellets (Omega one) and frozen blood worms
How often do you feed your betta fish?
Twice a day, 2 pellets in the morning 2-3 blood worms in the evening
How often do you perform a water change?
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
twice a week, one 50 one 100
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
Been using Stress coat as a dechlorinator, going to get prime when I go out tomorrow.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
No idea, going to take a sample to the pet store tomorrow.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
He's super clamped, stress striped, the end of his tail is shorter, but I'm pretty sure it's from a bout of fin chewing. His body looks a little off, so I'm not sure if he's slightly bloated, or if the rest of his body is just smaller.
His eyes look different, almost like they've been tinted.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
He just stops and hangs motionless at the top of the water, fins not moving.
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Not yet, will be doing a full change tomorrow
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
Just fin biting
How old is your fish (approximately)?
Got him in Feb