This morning when I woke up I noticed that my Betta was swimming erattically around his 1 gallon tank. He also seems a bit nervous, he usually doesn't jump around when I approach the tank, but today he seems scared. Yesterday, he seemed at peace and hanging out around the top of the tank. I fed him Omega One Betta Buffet and 2 Betta Pellets this morning and he ate all that I fed him. I changed out 20% of his water after I noticed his erratic behavior. The temperature of his water is 78 degrees. What do I need to do?
What size is your tank? 1 GALLON
What temperature is your tank? 78 DEGREES
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? N/A
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Omega One Betta Buffet, Top Fin Color Enhancing Betta Bits, and Betta Pellets with Krill and Stabilized Vitamin C
How often do you feed your betta fish? Twice a day
How often do you perform a water change? I just purchased him 3 days ago. I just did a 20% water change with Petco’s Bottled Betta Water.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 20%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? When I use tap water I add Nutrafin Betta +plus Tap Water Conditioner, but I'm currently using Petco's Bottled Betta Water
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? No, I don’t have any testing equipment, but I can get some. I was told that I wouldn’t need them for the first week.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? He looks fine, except for the erratic swimming behavior
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Yesterday he kind of just hung around the top of the aquarium, this morning he was swimming erratically and very skittish.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? This morning
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I don’t know what to do
Does your fish have any history of being ill? New fish
How old is your fish (approximately)? I just purchased him 3 days ago