What size is your tank? 2.65 Gal
What temperature is your tank? 78-80 F
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? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Wardley Pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? Try to twice 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? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Tap water conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? No
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? No
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Saturday when I got him
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)? No idea, he is from a pet store
I got my Betta, Firefly, on Saturday. He seemed fine! Was flaring at my finger, and swimming in his cup. I did some research on here when my other Betta fish died days after getting her, so I set up the bigger tank I had and got a heater
I let it cycle for a day before getting Firefly, and when I got him I let him sit in his cup, in the tank for a few hours before releasing him. Right away he went and hid in the rock bridge I have. Now he comes out, but will hide if I get too close to the tank. He also doesn't really swim... it's almost like he is floating around. My sister's Betta swims like crazy all the time! Firefly also hasn't eaten since I have had him, I have been trying but the pellets just sit there, so I remove them after a few hours. I try feeding him when he's on the top, but he has 0 interest in the food! I even tried flakes
I am at a loss of what to do now, and saw another thread with a Betta that acted the same, and it ended up passing. Do you think Firefly is sick, or just shy? Any tips as to what to do?