SIP dragon, we hope you have fun swimming up there
They are telling you how. Proper living conditions is vital. When he is warm, entertained, amd has good water, he will heal.Just please tell me how to help him get back in shape, I know the basics on taking care of them but I don’t know how to help him after a drastic fall.
They are telling you how. Proper living conditions is vital. When he is warm, entertained, amd has good water, he will heal.
Sadly he passedI would put him in clean water with some heat. Let him recover. Almond leaves.
So sorry. I was going to suggest to give him some Indian almond leaves, since it heals betta fish that has been in a fight in Thailand, although not scientificly proven,but true that they love those leaves...also,maybe for your next betta in the future, I would give lots of plants, like anubias, where they can hide and rest on the leaves.Sadly he passed
Sorry for your loss. I can understand you seeing that my poor boy jumped out and I found him too late. SIP Dragon ❤️ and good luck with your future fishies (if you are feeling like getting another one)Update:
Dragon has passed to better waters. Thank you for everyone who shared advice and those who gave me tips on how to provide better care for him.
Did you also move the heater to the pail of water? Bettas need warm water! (Making sure the heater is never turned on, while not completely submerged)HI all,
I was pet-sitting a betta fish for only 3 days so I wasn't expecting any major issues. I need to clarify that I am not an experienced fish owner.
So yesterday I noticed that the fish tank was getting really cloudy and white in color and I immediately notified the fish owner. I placed the fish in a pail with new water which was added with water conditioner.
The fish became really stressed and turned pale Later at night, he jumped out of the pail onto the floor and when I discovered him, he was barely moving but still wet. I immediately placed him back to the pail. I noticed that his body had a bit of fuzz but I'm not sure whether it's dust from the ground.
I tried to feed him and he'll only eat one pellet (it was pre-soaked) Is this normal? I also immediately removed any pellets he did not eat.
Is there anything I can do to help with this situation? Thank you!
Is his tank heated or filtered? The original cloudiness could have been from a bacterial bloom. Try a 50% water change in the original tank, and place him in there where he'll at least have decorations. It's ok if he doesn't eat right away, he's probably super stressed and won't want to. Even one pellet for now is good.
I agree with Accents about doing the water change (pre-treat the replacement water with the right amount of water conditioner like you did with the bucket water) and make sure the filter in his aquarium is actually working, then get him back in there. When fish are cold, sick or stressed they won't eat as much. Best thing too is to check with the owner about any treatment he/she wants you to do before you go out and buy a bunch of stuff. Keep checking on him and doing partial water changes any time it starts clouding up. How long are you going to be fish-sitting?
It might've needed to be rinsed off, but that's a lot of stress moving him around.
If there's white gunk covering everything, he might need a deep clean and reacclimation. Keep him in the current setup, and then clean all the decorations. Turn off the heater and wipe anything on it off, and give the filter media a few squeezes with dechlorinated water. Plug everything back in, and reacclimate him into that water, as it'll at least be warm.
I actually live in a warm and humid country, so I feel like the pail might not need the heater. Correct me if I'm wrong!