My new girl in QT has turned very lethargic. I couldn't get her to eat today, not that I saw anyway. She might have nibbled off the bottom but I doubt it.
She doesn't have any physical signs of ailment - no finrot or ich or anything that I can see. Her colors have darkened since I added the epsom salt but she's just been laying on the bottom of the 1gal bowl I have her in. She's up to 2 tsp/gal of epsom because she wasn't responding to 1tsp.
What size is your tank? 1 gal
What temperature is your tank? 74-75 approx
Does your tank have a filter? no
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? no
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? New Life Spectrum Betta Formula 1mm semi-floating pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? Twice daily, fasting 1 day a week
How often do you perform a water change? Daily on QT, changed her water just a couple hours ago, actually.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Prime water conditioner, and also a dab of Stress Coat
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Her colors will fade in and out
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? She lays at the bottom of the bowl, rarely moves except to get air
When did you start noticing the symptoms? This morning before her water change
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Originally stress coat and AQ salt, when her behavior changed I dumped the AQ and now we're doing 2tsp Epsom/gal of conditioned water.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? n/a
How old is your fish (approximately)? n/a
Maybe I'm just panicking over nothing but after losing Dirge I'm a little gunshy =/