Is Bertie sick?
By now most of you probably know Bertie....just a recap:
Bertie my Betta got a new 2.5 gallon tank.We keep his temp around 75 or higher and feed him 5 bio-gold pellets a day.His water is changed every 4-5 days.We recently got him 2 new plants and a cave.
He was doing fine in his old tank, building bubble nests and all...now since we've moved him to the new one...he's been slowing down...he has reduced his diet to about 2 pellets a day and all he does is hang around in his cave or hide in the plants or he goes and skulks in a small alcove between the Heater and the tank wall.....he seems a bit listless and I am extremely worried about him.....please help
Water params please?
Try turning the temperature up to 80 (gradually), or even down to 72. I noticed this as well with one of my bettas with a new heater - the temperature was actually too hot for him which I was surprised at.
He's actually been at 75 before and loved it...when you say water parameters, do you mean the pH and stuff...I am going to go get that done tomorrow.
I really hope he gets better soon! :?
Yes. pH, nitrate, nitrite, ammonia, etc.
Good luck with Bertie.
Unless you cycled the tank before putting him in, then that's probably the issue. Too much ammonia, you should do a partial water change to get some fresh in there but don't change TOO much because it can slow down the cycle. Liquid test kit, and post params asap.
Holw old is Bertie?
wouldn't know that...is there a way to find out?
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