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Hey all! So I’m not panicking yet, but this betta mom is a bit concerned. He’s a bit lethargic and lazy, I just put in a new tunnel that he seems to love napping in. But he’s there a lot, I’m concerned he might be sick, or I’m crazy and he has a new favorite spot! The only other “symptom” is he hasn’t been an absolute pig at feedings like usual, he definitely eats, just not as much as before. (Bad picture attached, he sits close to or in his tunnel a lot now)

How many gallons is your tank? 5 Gallon
Does it have a filter? Yes
Does it have a heater? Yes
What temperature is your tank? 78-80
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Yes, air stone.
Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? Yes, two Ghost Shrimp.

What food brand do you use? Aqueon Color
Enhancing Pellets and frozen brine shrimp

Do you feed flakes or pellets?pellets
Freeze-dried? No

How often do you feed your Betta? How much?
Twinge a day, 2-3 pellets in the morning, and brine shrimp in the evening.

Before your Betta became ill how often did you perform a water change? 25% every week

What percentage of water did you change?

What is the source of your water?

Do you vacuum the substrate or just dip out water?
Scoop, vacuum broke and waiting on my new one.

What additives do you use? What brand of conditioner?
Seachem Prime and Seachem Flourish

Water Parameters:
Ammonia: .25ppm

Symptoms and Treatment:
When did you first notice the symptoms?
4-5 day ago

How has your Betta’s appearance changed?
No appearance change, no clenching.

How has your Betta’s behavior changed?
More napping and hanging at the bottom of the tank in his tunnels. No gasping or other odd behavior.

Is your Betta still eating? Yes, but not as much as before.

Have you started treating your Betta? If so, how?
No, though for general health I have ordered some Indian Almond Leaves.

Does your Betta have any history of being ill?

How long have you owned your Betta?
4 months.

Was he or she ill or suffering some sort of damage when purchased?

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Hi! I know it's been a while, but how are things now? Did you remove that tunnel in case something in the material was leeching into his water? Did the Almond leaves help?
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