I'm a brand new betta owner. I bought my fish on Sunday, and I noticed that for the last two days he's been swimming around frantically and thrashing around every now and then. Most of the time he's totally fine, but when he gets under the little plant I put in there he starts acting really crazy. He turns around really quickly, thrashes around, stuff like that.
I read that these could be signs that he has parasites, but I don't see any white spots on his body, and I don't see any threads hanging from his gills. If anyone could please help me I don't know what to do but I really want this poor fish to be okay!
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?
Aqueon betta food
How often do you feed your betta fish?
3-4 pellets every morning
How often do you perform a water change?
new filtered tank, I haven't performed any water changes yet I just set it up on Sunday.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
I was going to do 50% in a week
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
I have an ammonia tester that says the water is safe
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
It hasn't changed
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
He's swimming really crazy
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
2 days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?
I'm not sure. I just got him from the store and I know he's an adult
If anyone could help me help my fish I would appreciate it so much!