Last night i went to bed, feeling happy about how i just got new heaters, and new plants for my fish. During the night i noticed on of my fish got lathargic and was hiding in his treasure chest, but shrugged it off thinking he was stressed becuase he just got changed into a new tank he also did this when i put him into a new tank when i first got him. Well i woke up this morning and now both fish are lathargic, and staying at the top, and one of them has clamped fins and color loss. I use the same net for them.
What size is your tank? 2.5 gallons
What temperature is your tank? around 78*
Does your tank have a filter? No
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? yes, with a tetra ten heater
What tank mates does your betta fish live
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? flake food and the occasonal freeze dried blood worm (they won't eat pellets)
How often do you feed your betta fish? once to two times a day
How often do you perform a water change? once a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100 percent
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Water conditoner, and nothing else so far.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? One has become dull in color almost over night
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? One is extreamly lathargic and stays near the top of the tank the other is lathargic but but darts around.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Somewhere around last night for one fish, this morning for the other
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Not yet, i don't own any salts or medications yet, if its anything serious i will go out today.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no.
How old is your fish (approximately)? I've had one for three to five months the other for two to three months.