I mentioned this in another thread but nobody really had anything to say I'm hoping somebody can calm my fears. I'm a new betta owner, had him a week. I've freaked myself out. About 3 hours ago I put flea medicine on my cat. I got some on my fingers and proceeded to scrub it off with soap and water, rinsing carefully. Soon after, I noticed a plant needed adjustment in my betta's tank. I reached in, and then realized....oh no, what if i've poisoned my wonderful fish? He seems ok so far, but I'm kicking myself.....I'm scared!! What do you people think? Do you think he'll be ok? Is fish poisoning obvious? or do you just wake up to find them dead.... :( :(
What size is your tank? 2.5 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 76-82 depending on house temperature and when tank light is on
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? not sure?
Is your tank heated? nope
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Color enhancing pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 or 3 times a day, 3-5 pellets a day
How often do you perform a water change? Only had him a week, got him a bigger tank 2 days ago so not sure
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? Not sure yet, probably half
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Seachem primer
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
No, don't know
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? None
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? I don't think it has...he's been kind of swimming around a lot a little spastically but I think he was just flaring at his reflection. he's sleeping now
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)?