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hey everyone, my fish has been acting strange as of late. for a while he was just acting quiet and stressed out so i just decided to leave him alone in fear of adding to the stress. he wasn’t eating for a couple of days so i reduced the amount i was feeding him. he started acting a bit more social so i started to feed him his usual amount. i noticed that he was struggling to swim and he wasn’t moving his tail fin often so i investigated. i found the strange white/pinkish lines across his tail. i couldn’t seem to find anything like this while searching online. i apologise if i gave an unnecessary amount of information, but i wanted to give the full story. it’s also worth mentioning that his tank mate died of strange, unknown causes before he became timid and stressed. when the other fish died his. usually black and gold body was white and pink. the now dead fish made a habit of eating pebbles and i’m not sure if that was related to his death.
[*]Test Results for the Following: [*]Ammonia Level? 0 [*]Nitrite Level? 0 [*]Nitrate level? 0 [*]Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)? 7.6 [*]Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)? 7.8 [*]Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? Mardel Strips [*]Water temperature? 74 [*]Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 2.5, 4 months [*]What is the name and size of the filter(s)? Aquatech 1-3 [*]How often do you change the water and how much? Every other week, 80% [*]How many fish in the tank and their size? none [*]What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime [*]What do you feed your fish and how often? HBH Betta Bites [*]Any new fish added to the tank? No [*]Any medications added to the tank? None [*]Any unusual findings o n the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Bubble nest is less clumped together and neat, more bubbles detached and all over [*]Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? See above So, I got Yuki right around this time last year. At first he would not eat, and it took me a week to get him to start eating and he would only eat bloodworms but now loves his pellets. When I got him I didn't notice him making his nests but a couple of months ago, and last month, I noted his bubble nests were impressive, large, and very well formed. They have gotten less formed as of a couple of days ago when I switched him from the 20 back to his 2.5g. I read that when bettas bubble nests become a little sloppier it could be a sign of illness. He has always been very healthy, active, and aware. His eyes are clear and only closes his fins to swim around. He does this weird thing with his pectoral fins (the long thin ones that come from under his actual fins) it goes out to one side and it kind of looks like it is bothering him. Is his lowered skill in bubble nest making something I should be concerned about? Sorry for the improper terms for his fins I am rusty on betta anatomy. I can't get pictures or videos because it is too dark for now. I will get some tomorrow (: