My girlfriend and I got a male from Petsmart a few weeks ago.
Along with the fish, we purchased a 2-3 gallon tank, which came with pebbles, a fake plant, and NutraFin tap water conditioner for Bettas.
This last weekend, I was gone for awhile and didn't have a chance to clean my Betta's tank. When I got home on Sunday, his tank had white cloudy stuff at the bottom. Because it was late, I planned to clean the tank on Monday.
Monday morning, before cleaning his tank, my Betta was behaving very abnormally. His entire body was jerking around the tank, seemingly out of his control. I was very concerned with this behavior, so I recorded a video.
I cleaned the tank and he continued to have these odd jerking motions throughout the day.
It is now Wednesday, and his body is no longer jerking. I have noticed his head twitching a bit, followed by his body twitching. He has also been darting around the rank very quickly. About 3 times today, I heard a splash come from the tank, and when I looked at him, it looks as if he jumped out of the water and landed back in it.
I'm not able to check the pH of my water for awhile, but I use the tap water conditioner that came with the tank whenever I make a water change.
I keep checking him, and he doesn't seem to have white spots indicating ich or velvet symptoms.
Does anyone have any idea what's going on? Any opinions would be great.