I seem to be having a problem with Casper, my VT. I got two heaters yesterday and put it in both Amerigo and Casper's tanks. They both seem to be working fine (The water IS a little cloudy, but I'm not sure if that's due to the water being heater or what!) and holding steady. Amerigo is fine and I woke up to him swimming around. I tried to find Casper and couldn't. I eventually found him under his little lamp, lying on the bottom.
Could this be due to the new heater? I bought a Top Fin 25 Watt Heater. I'm going to do a 100% water change since he is acting funny.
What size is your tank? 3.5 Gallon
What temperature is your tank? 77
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? Bachelor!
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Aqueon Betta pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 4 pellets a day
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? 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Stress Coat +
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? N/a
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Clamped fins, lethargic
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Normally, he's swimming around and energetic. Now, he's lying on the bottom, clamped fins and swims only when I tap the tank
When did you start noticing the symptoms? This AM
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Doing a 100% water change
Does your fish have any history of being ill? None
How old is your fish (approximately)? Not sure, maybe a year or two?