I changed Reggie's water Monday night, 50% bottom cleaning. I don't have a gravel vaccum so I did the stir and scoop method. Filled tank back up with conditioned water and put Reggie back in. He instantly became lethargic. He started hiding, and I had just thought that it was because I had moved something in his tank.
He wasn't any better yesterday, he swam slowly, but would swim tho he'd rather hide. He was resting near the top of his water this morning, just floating there.
I'm going to do an immediate water change when I get home from work this evening. I'm afraid I might have stirred up amonia/etc when cleaning his gravel. I don't have a testing kit, but i'm going to try to get one today.
What size is your tank? 3 gal
What temperature is your tank? 76
Does your tank have a filter? yes
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? Nutrafin Basix Betta Food .42 oz
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2-3 pellets, once a day - every other day 1-2 in the evening as well
How often do you perform a water change? 50% every 3days, 50% gravel every 4days
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Tetra AquaSafe Plus for Aquariums, Stress Coat Water Conditioner (generic from walmart - http://www.walmart.com/ip/Stress-Coa...c-Pets/3635497
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Fins not upright, looks depressed
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? dorment, lethargic
When did you start noticing the symptoms? After water change Monday 9/12
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)? 1month