Help I have my betta in my office for about 1 1/2 months and since yesterday he has kind of just floated towards the top. I thought i added too much water.. which i have used bottle water from my office since i got him and change half his water at least twice a week.. it is always about 76 degrees in our office but i usually add warm water every time i change his tank, but today he has no bubbles.. i am scared because he is the office pet and my buddy!!!! please give me some advice!!!!
You kept him in a bowl right without any filter?
yes he is in a vase that i got from Walmart ... with a bamboo plant.. he has been fine all this time until today... he is a real character but all of a sudden he is just floating at the top... with no bubbles!!!!
The vase is undergoing cycling due to which your fish is stressed up bcoz of high toxicity in water
Read this once about cycling :
Remember one golden rule "Bigger the tank Lesser the maintenance required"
Perform a 80% water change 4 times a week and feed less
Thank you so much i am going to change his water now because his food is just floating around and he looks so freaking unhappy!!!! thank you Thank you!!!
Those yellowish chunks are his foods?? Feed him 2 pellets once in day and once at night as overeating will cause high toxicity levels in water causing the betta to be lethargic and prone to disease
feel free to ask more questions
yes that is it... i just changed half his water.. should i change it all.. i hate moving him because he gets upset.. but i will if it will make him better... i think he is overfed for sure... i will send a updated pic...
change half NOT entire. also get a small sponge filter ASAP and even better if you a bigger tank of at least 4-5 gal
oh wow... okay i will do that .. but what is a sponge filter i dont think they will let me do a real filter in my office.. but if i have to i will take him home...
here are new pics...
If you have less room for filter then go for a box filter
Here's a picture of the filter with air pump
DO NOT keep the betta there for long as it will surely die i know it harsh but i too suffered from it so from a practical experience am telling these
if you don't get that filter in the pic then try for this
okay i will get this .. looks great.. Walmart? or a fish store?.. lol never mind i will look it up! thanks again!
fish store as i read many negative reviews about walmart fish cruelty in this forum
okay will do! thank you again!
he still looks really sad and isnt moving i am scared he may not be alive if i dont help him now... he is just floating on the top...
here is a better pic...
He looks like one sick Betta. A series of small partial water changes will give him his best chance for survival. Start by changing about 30 percent of the water, then about 15 percent every day. This will dilute any toxins and allow the Betta to recover. It's his best hope.
Thank u I changed his water and clean the rocks their was food stuck between the rocks....I hope he make
s it through the night
get a bigger tank and filter ASAP to make the betta healthy
I will tomorrow first thing...
Best wishes to your betta
I know a lot of people do it but if i were you i wouldnt keep him in a vase. he could be sick due to low oxygen levels in the water. best ways to help him would be to get a tank with more surface exposure this will help raise oxygen levels and just like stated above a filter is a must, hope this helps, sandy.
Champion ppuu ya right you probably dont know skuat about bettas
nikkie please be more courteous.this sight has rules y'know
bettas naturally float to the top, and i got my little betta a leaf that i suction near the top of the water for her to lay on. that might help ur fish, and feed ur fish less cuz bettas eat until they die, unlike humans. thats what happened to my fish 6 days after i got her! make ur fishy happy!!!!!!!
Well first thing, his water is to cold, Bettas like it about at least 82 degrees. How often do you feed him? Also, looking at the picture he looks unhappy. Try upgrading your tank. It would be best for him to move him into your living room or dining room where there is more light and activity. I know it doesn't seem right, I know, I recently moved my Betta (Farkle) out of my room because he was doing the exact same thing. Now since I moved him out of my room, He has been swimming around a whole lot more, he eats all his food, he is happier! (feeding tip: Use tweezers to feed him and with a small pinch of food)
His tank is too small.