My Baby Betta Fish Won't Stop Sinking | My Aquarium Club
My 1 year old betta fish got thrown into the sink for a minute or 2 and whe.
Unlike the other betta log we mentioned earlier, this one sinks to the bottom. It allows your betta fish to swim back and forth through it, plus it gives them a nice hiding place too. Both of these aspects are great for any betta fish. The Sinking Betta Log also has a hole in the side of it to provide your betta fish with more fun opportunities than ever before.
Swim bladder disorder can be caused by severe constipation or injury. Betta fish with SBD appear bloated and have difficulty swimming upright, balancing themselves or reaching the top of the water without sinking. Treat constipation as stipulated in section 1. For injuries, add aquarium salt (1 teaspoon per 5 gallons) to prevent infection. If your betta is sinking, lower the water level so your fish can more easily reach the top, and float plants on the surface for it to rest upon.
My Betta fish is sinking to the bottom of the tank. What should I do?
What should I do about my betta fish sinking?
Knowing the right way to feed your betta is fundamental, because not doing it right can have big consequences on your bettas health. Nothing is more stressful than dealing with a sick fish, right? So, let's do it right, and get rid from the calamity!
Here are some golden rules on feeding your betta.
First, select the proper food. Bettas are selective eaters. A betta specific pellet is ok, but live and frozen foods are preferable. The recommended diet includes frozen brine shrimp and frozen bloodworms.
The next rule is to not overfeed your Bettas. Carefully dose the meals, because even if the fish ate all you give him, he will produce so much more waist when overfed and the pollution level of the jar he is in will go beyond safe range, this problem is smaller if you keep your betta in a larger aquarium. Remember not to leave uneaten food in the Aquarium! Once your betta and rest of the fish is done eating, you must remove all uneaten left over food. If you do not remove it, it will punctually rot and cause havoc in the tank.
Bettas prefer to eat from the upper parts of the water column. They don’t really enjoy eating from the bottom of the tank. So before dropping the food in the tank, make sure you have his attention. Let him see the food, get it close to his face from the outside of the aquarium, let him check out what it is, and then there you go! Drop food in front of his nose. The best way is to drop a tiny bit of food--about 6 frozen brine shrimp, watch the bettas eat it all and then look at the belly, if it looks the same as it did before you fed, it’s ok to give them more, but always watch and make sure to make the second portion smaller than the first.
Your betta should go for the food right away, but if not, watch where the food sinks, and what the betta does. If more than 15 min he has not eaten the food yet, remove the food. Never let the water go cloudy. If it is already, then change it, as cloudy water will threaten your betta’s health. Normally, small bowls or containers should be changed at least twice a week. Larger tank can be changed once a week. And notice if the ammonia and nitrite levels are up the roof, because both are very bad for your Betta. Also be wary of harmful bacteria they can ruin your fish life, but don’t kill of all bacteria in the aquarium since a lot of bacteria is essential for a well functioning aquarium. #2) Sinking Pellets can also be used as a staple for your Betta, in the wild Betta fish typically eat of the surface of the water, so sinking pellets don’t mimic this instinct.