Well, the thing is I just put him in a new tank and he didn't start exhibiting this behavior until I did so. It's a 10g, and he's still cycling it (which I thought was a bad idea to begin with. So should I go buy him the medicine or what?Phloxface said:It's a sign of internal bacterial infection. He needs antibiotics right away. Start him on Maracyn-Two. Don't wait as this can kill them pretty fast if you delay treatment. A lethargic Betta that just sits around and does nothing, even if he still eats is a sick fish.
I don't know because I don't own a testing kit and can't currentley afford one (because I'm broke as a convict). But accoriding to things I've read they probably are pretty high, but won't medicines kill the cycle? And also, how much does this stuff cost, cause I'm gonna have to borrow some money to get it.FLBettaCouple said:Reading the posts, I'd agree that he needs on meds. If he's in a tank early in it's cycle and he's acting lethargic, then yea, it's not what I thought at first and you've gotten the best advice in getting him on Maracyn-2 and doing water changes. What are the current levels in his tank, btw?
That's a really interesting reaction to cycle. Keep an eye on him for a repeat of this behavior, which would almost 100% confirm to me that his problem was related to water parameters.captain_bilbo said:Hey, I added some more Cycle to my bettas 10 gallon and he perked right up, happy as a lark! Thanks for the help anyways though, guys!
I'll be sure to. He's very content and moving around now though, which I'm happy about.cherryrose said:Yeah, that really is interesting about Cycles effect on him. I'm glad he's feeling better though. Keep us updated on any changes.