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I have only had him about 4 days as he was an unexpected gift I did what I could to set up a temporary tank until I can get a stand to house a bigger one. He is currently in a 2g with a gentle filter and heater about (78F). I've tested the water and the only thing that seems high is the PH. I have added the PH balance tablets about an hour ago but im very concerned about him. He also got some live plants today and that brought him out from hiding in the corner, now he is just sitting at the top on one of the leaves. he is not breathing heavy and he's moving his fins he's just very lethargic. He is not swollen and he looks healthy so I am not sure where to go from here.

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How many gallons is your tank? 2g (for now)
Does it have a filter? yes
Does it have a heater? yes
What temperature is your tank? 78F
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? no

What food brand do you use? aqueon
Do you feed flakes or pellets? pellets
Freeze-dried? no
How often do you feed your Betta? How much? 2-3 pellets once a day

Before your Betta became ill how often did you perform a water change? just started
What percentage of water did you change? just started tank
What is the source of your water? store bought betta water because the well water is not good
Do you vacuum the substrate or just dip out water?
What additives do you use other than conditioner? What brand of conditioner? don't have it on hand not home atm.

Water Parameters:
What are your water parameters? Please give exact numbers. If tested by pet store please get exact numbers. "Fine" or "Safe" won't help us help you. Important: Test your water before the regular water change; not after one.

Ammonia: 0
pH: 8
Hardness (GH):200
Alkalinity (KH):300

Symptoms and Treatment:
When did you first notice the symptoms? yesterday
How has your Betta’s appearance changed?N/A
How has your Betta’s behavior changed? lethargic not gasping
Is your Betta still eating? one pellet
Have you started treating your Betta? If so, how? added PH balance an hour ago
Does your Betta have any history of being ill? N/A
How long have you owned your Betta? 4 days
Was he or she ill or suffering some sort of damage when purchased? Was gifted to me but 30 degrees outside during hour travel home
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