Originally Posted by spankydouglas
I got a betta about a week ago as a gift. I have been feeding him one (or two) pellets a day twice a day and plan on changing his water about once every week. It is almost time to change his water again. When I got him, he was pretty calm. He would just swim around, hide out for a little, but now he is super jittery and swims up and down the left side of his bowl a lot and spins around. Is this normal?
Also, his "beard" looks weird and I'm not sure it that's how it's supposed to be.. it looks cut in half with little white chunks toward the end. Anyone have a good picture of a close up betta "beard"?
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What size is your tank?
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?
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you perform a water change?
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?