Basically, it's a new tank, but I carefully watch my water levels and do many water changes (2x a week, in fact I just did a 40% water change yesterday). I just got Kuro on Thursday and he's been acting like any other new betta in a new home...swimming around, getting the feel of things...not really swimming towards me when I come by yet (he hasn't figured out I'm the one that feeds him yet). But he had been eating normally, I usually found a time when he was coming up for air and dropped the pellets in, he ate them without problems.
This morning, I come down and he's laying on the gravel tilted to one side. I immediately did a 100% water change and re-acclimated him to the water. Now he's just lying in the cave of his ornament and won't come out T_T
I have suspected exhaustion from the current the Fluval Chi has and I've turned off the filter (for the past 8hrs) but there's no sign of improvement. Any ideas?
What size is your tank? 5gallon Fluval Chi
What temperature is your tank? 78-80F
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, 50W heater
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Hikari Betta Bio-Gold
How often do you feed your betta fish? 3-4 pellets a day
How often do you perform a water change? Currently, 2x a week, or when ammonia levels rise
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 30%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Seachem Prime
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? No
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Lethargic, stays in the bottom cave of the ornament
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 8hrs ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Did a 100% water change and added a few drops of Stress Coat+
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Not that I'm aware of, I've only had him for 4 days though...
How old is your fish (approximately)? No idea...I'm guessing about 3-4 months old.