I originally mentioned Fishelstein not swimming in our intro post here:
but now I would really like some help. Its the 3 week mark and he is still not swimming.
I posted a video here so you can see:
The gist of it: he's not been swimming for abt 3 weeks. Lays on rocks or floats vertically. Shoots up for air occasionally, then returns back to laying on the rocks.
No discoloring, no trouble breathing, no noticeable physical symptoms.
No change in eating habits: pellets
He has been treated for SBD and also had Epsom soaks. No change.
We have moved him to a larger tank (filtered 5 gallons). Ph and heat are good.
Here's an updated of the form thingy:
What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
topfin betta food (2-3 pellets morning and night).
How often do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you perform a water change?
new filtered tank, plan to do 50% weekly? Was doing 100% on fridays when he was in his bowl.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
In new tank, havent changed that water yet, its only been a day but usually 100% weekly when he was in bowls
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
start right solution
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
I have monitors and the ph one looks like 8.2 (orange) the amonia one in negative/safe (silver)
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
2-3 weeks ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
cleaning, fasting, pea, epsom salt, new home
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?
no idea, we've had him a year and he looks the same size/color etc as he did the day we bought him - so I'd say he was an adult at the time of purchase.