A gave Cobalt a 75% water change yesterday.
He was happy before the change, I even found a new bubblenest. But his ammonia was up to .25 so I had to do the change, happy or not. Everything was totally fine. BUT after the water change he completely freaked.
I KNOW I added the water conditioner. And I always get the water temp right before addding it.
ps- I am treating another betta for post-ich fin rot. While not likely, there's always the tiniest chance of cross-contamination.
Should I do a 100% water change and hot-rinse the gravel, etc?
What size is your tank? 2 gal
What temperature is your tank? 79
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? no
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? pellets daily, blood worms 1x a week
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2x a day, 2 pellets each feeding
How often do you perform a water change? 1-2x a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50% once, 100% once
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? zoomed betta water conditioner (normally i add prime but i have these samples i want to use up.)
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Ammonia: nearly 0
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? clamped fins
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? darting wildly and resting halfway OUT of the water on the heater cord clamp
When did you start noticing the symptoms? last night
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? no, that's why i'm here
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)? idk, he's about 1 3/4 inches long w/o fins