View Full Version : Sick betta

01-24-2015, 01:53 AM
I've had a male betta since July, and I need some advice!
He always has a really good appetite, but he hasn't eaten for 6 days.. he's been thrashing around his tank, he's usually playful but this is like he's being spooked.. I've had plastic plants in there the whole time and he's now got sores on his back, and he ripped his fins- either that or he has fin rot. I can't get a good picture. He's now getting stuck to the filter. I did a 75% water change today and gave him the first dose of api betta fix treatment. I took out his plants, put in an extra cave so he has a place to hide, and got 2 java fern plants too.. here is the info on his tank as of today:
5 gallons
temperature: 24C
PH: 7.6
Ammonia: 0ppm
NitrIte: 0ppm
NitrAte: 20ppm

I'm not sure what else I can do or what would be causing this? Nothing has changed for him since July.. Help would be appreciated!