Why is my betta fish suddenly inactive?

Temperature shock is very common in betta tanks that don’t have heaters. If you don’t know what temperature shock is, it’s when the water temperature drops too low or goes too high. If the water becomes too cold then your betta is more likely to become lethargic and just lay on the bottom of his tank.

Why is my betta fish not moving and hiding?

Check the ammonia, nitrite, nitrate and pH levels. If he’s new to the tank then he could be hiding. He could also be sick, diseased or hurt. It’s also a sign of depression in bettas when they hide and don’t move all day.

Why is my betta fish not energetic?

Most betta conditions arise from the wrong type or temperature of water as well as poor water quality. High chlorine content, high pH or low temperatures may be causing some of the symptoms as well. Contaminants such as nitrates or ammonia could also be the culprits for these symptoms.

Why is my fish barely moving?

If fish are experiencing acute stress (i.e., gasping up at the surface, lying on the bottom and not moving, or darting around the aquarium), you can be pretty sure that the water has been poisoned in some way. Maybe cleaning sprays got into the aquarium, or something released toxins into the water.

What does a stressed betta look like?

Strange Swimming: When fish are stressed, they often develop odd swimming patterns. If your fish is swimming frantically without going anywhere, crashing at the bottom of his tank, rubbing himself on gravel or rocks, or locking his fins at his side, he may be experiencing significant stress.

Why are my fish just staying still?

One common cause is improper water temperature. If your fish’s water is too hot or too cold, they will be very inactive. Check your heater and verify that your aquarium is at the right level. Other possible causes are overfeeding and improper water quality.

Why is my fish just laying at the bottom?

When the water temperature inside your aquarium drops too low, your fish might lay motionless at the bottom of the tank to conserve energy. On the opposite spectrum, if the water temperature rises dangerously high, fish will stay on the bottom because that’s where oxygen levels will be higher.