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Old 04-04-2012, 01:21 PM   #1 
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Wally hasnt eaten in one week!!

HELP!!! i purchased a crowntail betta last week. he is in a 3.5 gallon tank with a heater, tank is kept at 74 degrees constantly. the water is treated with aqueon betta water renewal. i have some fake plants, a betta hammock and a cave for him to hide in.

he seems more active than he was in the store, however i have not seen him eat for this entire week that ive owned him. i purchased aqueon betta pellets. but once he didnt go for those, ive tried betta bites and even freeze dried bloodworms. he wont go for anything. once or twice ive seen him get the pellets and then spit them back out. ive tried softening them, breaking them up smaller and out of desperation, i left them in the tank but did a full water change.

his gills do appear to be a little red and irriated. i attriubute this to the small cup he was living in at the pet store.

any suggestions? i have heard live plants can help?
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:23 PM   #2 
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Maybe your betta is sick or infected with ich that may caused him to lose appetite or something else...btw, did your betta see the food floating on the surface? If he spited up the food, it means he is sick or unhealthy. If possible, would you able to post a picture and information below so that other members could help..

What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?

What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you feed your betta fish?

How often do you perform a water change?
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?


Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:03 PM   #3 
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The water seems a bit chilly. 78 degrees is recommended. It is normal for new vetted to not eat for awhile, just monitor him closely for sicknesses.
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:03 PM   #4 
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I would up the temp to 78-80 and see if his behavior changes at all.
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