Hally M. Posted September 12, 2022 Share Posted September 12, 2022 My poor Beta has been having so many issues lately and I’m not quite sure what to do. He’s about a 2 years old so age can’t be the cause of all this. He had about a month and a half without water changes in the early summer time and ever since he’s been acting different. He’s in a temporary 5 gallon until his 20 gallon is done cycling. I did daily water changes of around 40% and lowered it to 10% since august. The head scrape seems to be new. Not sure how he did it, there’s just plants in there. He struggles to go up to the surface and just lays on the bottom of the tank, or he floats upside down like that. He’s still eating however he just seems weak when he comes up to the surface for air or food. He has a varied diet of foods to make sure all his nutritional needs are met and gets fed a few pellets of some sort or worms daily and than fasts on Sunday’s just to give him a day to digest and not bloat. I’ve tried dosing salt. We’re up to one tablespoon so far. I’ve tried bacterial meds for the fin rot and it keeps coming back. He’s been dosed with salt now for about 2 weeks. Before he got sick we were trying to transition into a black water set up and I used catappa leaves from aquarium co op and alder cones from a tree in my yard. I boiled the cones for a solid 15 minutes before letting any of it in my tank and used the water I boiled into the tank, once it was cooled down of course. I have two thermometers just to always make sure everything is in ship shape and there’s never heat fluctuations. Is there something that I’m missing here? Tank parameters Ph-6.9 Ammonia, Nitrates, nitrites all 0 general hardness and so on is yet to be determined. temperature is at 78 degrees Fahrenheit Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Not sure what’s been going wrong I’m out of ideas. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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