I am a new betta owner. M
y betta had been living happily in a bowl (over a gallon). When it came time for a water change, we changed the bowl (two gallons). I went to sleep and the next morning the new bowl had cracked. There was just enough water for him to survive. We cleaned and transfered him back to the old bowl. I know you have to wait until the temps are about the same, but we couldn't. The glass could have caved in.
Ever since the transfer he has been acting weird. He clings to the sides of the bowl. And recently spit out some food. When he swims, he sometimes twitches.
I think the transfers may have shocked him. Is he going to be ok? What can I do for him?
What size is your tank? A little more than a gallon
What temperature is your tank? 72-75
Does your tank have a filter? No
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? No
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Aqueon Betta Food and Topfin freeze dried bloodworms
How often do you feed your betta fish? The Betta Food is every Monday and Friday (3 pellets). The bloodworms are a day after feeding (1 or 2).
How often do you perform a water change? Every week/week 1/2 (This was the first one since we got him)
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? All
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? It is regular tap water
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? no
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Not at all
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? somewhat..
When did you start noticing the symptoms? after the transfer
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)? we got him from the pet store a week ago soo.. im not sure.