I've googled like crazy and everything I find is that plants, algea and even dieing plants are not detrimental to fish. However, my female is acting sick and I don't know what else could be wrong with her. Her water is stellar clean and warm. She's never had infections or parasites. At first I thought it might be the sudden cold weather, but her tank water is nice and warm. I can't figure it out. The only issue with her tank is the algea and dieing plants I've been fighting over the last few months. Could rotting organics make her sick? I'm at a loss. Anyone experience the same thing? Thanks for your input.
What size is your tank? 10gal divided
What temperature is your tank? 80
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? Female betta on the other side of the divider
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? blood worms/pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 1x day
How often do you perform a water change? 1x week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Prime & Seachem Flourish Plant Fertilizer
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? None
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Yesterday she was hanging out at the top of the water no moving. Today, she's hiding in her cave
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Yesterday
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No.
How old is your fish (approximately)? 10 mo.s