Sick betta

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Hi! I’m worried about my Betta, I recently moved him to a 10 gallon from a 5 gallon, as well as the corry catfish I had with him. One of them went missing and I looked for him everywhere but couldn’t find him. That was a week ago. For like 5 days, my betta has been acting very tired, not eating, and staying in hiding. He was like this like a year ago, and I got the water tested and treated it with amino killer. That did the trick last time but doesn’t seem to be working now. I can’t get the water professionally tested at the moment, but my testing strips said the water had high alkalinity, soft hardness, and a slightly higher ph, the nitrites were at 0. I don’t have a way to test ammonia at the moment. However I found the dead Corry in a really small hole of a decoration yesterday and removed it. Please give me whatever advice you can. thank you so much!!

Also I have been doing sort Of different cycle Process, it has worked good for me in the past. I added a those jelly things of beneficial bacteria, as well as used the 5 gallons of water from the previous tank. What was added was an extra five gallons of treated water.
 

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Could be that you have ammonia spike because of dead cory being in tank, so large water change might be a good way to start and it never hurts at least.
 
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mrsP said:
Could be that you have ammonia spike because of dead cory being in tank, so large water change might be a good way to start and it never hurts at least.
Ok, how much would you recommend??
 

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Normally the water change size would be based on your water parameters. Without those, a water change of 50% would probably be a good place to start, and see how he behaves.
 
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aoiumi said:
Normally the water change size would be based on your water parameters. Without those, a water change of 50% would probably be a good place to start, and see how he behaves.
Ok thank you!!
 

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Do you mind if I ask why you moved them down to a five gallon?
 
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LelaLee said:
Do you mind if I ask why you moved them down to a five gallon?
I moved them from a 5 gallon to a 10 gallon, Sorry for the misunderstanding
 

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