I will do that more often now. I used Zoo Med Betta H20 conditioner.In a tank the size of Sport's, especially one with no filter, Ammonia and Nitrites build up quite quickly. Even a filtered 1.5 gallon requires one 50% water change per week. An unfiltered tank should have a 50% water change every other day.
If you do fewer you are exposing your Betta to harmful levels of Ammonia and Nitrites. This can weaken his immune system and leave him open to disease. Fish can go into "shock" if the Ammonia levels are quite high and we do a sudden large water change. This can also weaken the immune system.
I say all this to help explain the importance of frequent water changes.
What did you add to Sport's water when you changed it? Did you remember to use water conditioner? If not, that would explain his symptoms.
Should i place the filter back inside letting it run for the rest of the day?I will do that more often now. I used Zoo Med Betta H20 conditioner.
4-7 pellets 2x a day? I think you could instead do a 2-3 pellets 2x a day. This will keep you're brothers Betta from bloating with 10+ pellets in his tummy. His stomach is as big as his eye, in case you don't know.
I will do that for now on thanks
Yes, i did miss that. Ok i will try that. They are tiny, ill feed them 3 twice a day. Thanks for the help i hope this works!!You probably missed it because I edited my other post. I won't repeat it; but if he's not bloated Aquarium Salt and warmth might be good to try first. Perhaps someone will come on who sees something I missed and have another idea.
BTW, why did you turn the filter off in the first place? If it's not buffeting him around so he can't swim I would leave it on for 30 minutes before I decided to turn it off.
And how many pellets you feed depends on the size of the pellet. If they're big, like Ken's, then only 2-3 twice a day. If they are tiny then you need to feed more. One way to judge is feed until Sport's belly is gently rounded.
I turned the filter off before because i had changed the water and wanted to use the air stone for the first time. When i turned it on today he was very jumpy with it. Started to swim wildly. So i turned it off thinking that was why he was swimming crazily. Should i turn it back on even if he continues to act crazy?Yes, i did miss that. Ok i will try that. They are tiny, ill feed them 3 twice a day. Thanks for the help i hope this works!!