hellos, my fish has been very clamped lately. I cant figure out whats wrong! it happened very suddenly, like, i woke up and he was clamped. no prior signs the previous days whatsoever. i was thinking maybe its the water quality, since he doesnt have any other symptoms. his fellow betta roommate on the other side is fine and dandy, and all the things are the same for the both of them.. anyways, any feedback would be great, thanks!
What size is your tank? 5.5 gal
What temperature is your tank? 75-76
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
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? divided with other betta
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? aquaculture pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? once a day 3 pellets, usually with an additional feeding of 1 pellet. 7 days a week
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? 50-75%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Prime decholorinator
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Ammonia: .25 ppm
Nitrate: 20 ppm
Alkalinity: 180 ppm
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? extremely clamped..
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? he hasnt been as active as usual, still responds actively to food and people tho.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? a few days ago, about... 3-4 days?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? i tried changing the water by 75%
Does your fish have any history of being ill? was pretty clamped with i first got him a month ago.. but since then ive been able to nurse him back to health, until now. D:
How old is your fish (approximately)? pretty young...?