I'm still sort of learning about bettas, and I've had Nero now for a few days and I'm trying to figure out if his behavior is normal or not. What can anyone tell me from this?
What size is your tank? 2.5 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 78*
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? Omega betta pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? Once a day, around 4 pellets
How often do you perform a water change? Am going to do twice a week.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? I did a 25% change the first time, but the plan is to do two 50% changes.
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Just Tetra Betta Conditioner.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Alkalinity: somewhere between 180-300
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? He seems a little bloated and his fins have been clamped.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He mostly rests at the top of the tank, not moving a lot. Whenever I come over to say hi he swims around a bit but then returns to some spot and not move.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Couple days ago.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No, but I do have some Aquarium salt that I'm not sure how to use.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? I've had him for four days so I'm just trying to figure out if this is normal or not.
How old is your fish (approximately)? probably less than a year
I guess I'm just trying to figure out if he's constipated or depressed or what. He has a lot of space in his tank that he doesn't use. Like, he literally sticks to the top 2 inches of the tank. I've only seen him explore his tank once. And of course, there's the clamped fins. Is he still getting used to his surroundings? Also, should I add some aquarium salt when I do my next water change?