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Old 09-24-2012, 08:08 AM   #1 
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What happened?

This is Bali...how can he go from this
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to this in just a day...
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I don't know what to do...I feel like I'm just watching him die.
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:45 AM   #2 
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I'm so sorry. (((hugs))) I understand how you feel though.

I'm a newbie with bettas so I'm sure the more experienced betta keepers can help. I will go ask around okay.
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:47 AM   #3 
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I'm so sorry. (((hugs))) I understand how you feel though.

I'm a newbie with bettas so I'm sure the more experienced betta keepers can help. I will go ask around okay.
Thanks...
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:01 AM   #4 
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Maybe answer as many of these questions as you can so others can help you faster and more accurately. We will figure it out. Bali hang in there.

Housing
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?

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

Maintenance
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?

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

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 09-24-2012, 09:09 AM   #5 
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I filled it out last night in this section..under the title, "Bali acting strange, staying at the bottom.."
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:13 AM   #6 
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Oh okay! I found it. Sorry I didn't see. I'm just gonna copy and paste it here so others can see it quicker.

Housing
What size is your tank? 10g divided
What temperature is your tank? 82
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? No
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? Another betta, other side. And a few tiny MTS.

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Omega One
How often do you feed your betta fish? twice a day, 2 or 3 pellets

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? twice a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? One 50% and one 25%...it has plants in it.
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
Just water conditioner
Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Don't know the others, no master kit yet. Just changed water yesterday.
Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:7.6
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Clamped up fins
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? lethargic not wanting to eat, not really darting around as usual
When did you start noticing the symptoms? About an hour ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? No idea.
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:22 AM   #7 
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Thanks again...I now have him in a 1g hospital tank..I added a small amount of AQ salt, but it's hard to regulate the heat in this tank, all of my heaters are too big...I would rather put him back in the 10g because of the temp issues, but so far his tank mate is acting normal and I don't want to chance it...
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:26 AM   #8 
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Oh my ! Did you look around on the 'illness and disease' forum? Betta hugs from me & Sparkle. Hang in there Bali.
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:29 AM   #9 
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Thanks again...I now have him in a 1g hospital tank..I added a small amount of AQ salt, but it's hard to regulate the heat in this tank, all of my heaters are too big...I would rather put him back in the 10g because of the temp issues, but so far his tank mate is acting normal and I don't want to chance it...
Can you float his hospital tank in the 10gallon? That may help keep his hospital tank warmer.
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:30 AM   #10 
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Oh my ! Did you look around on the 'illness and disease' forum? Betta hugs from me & Sparkle. Hang in there Bali.
Thanks Misty..Yeah, I've looked and looked...he doesn't have the signs of any of the "normal" illnesses listed. Just clamped, not eating, and his fins look like they are disappearing now...but, how could fin rot come on so quickly? I don't know...it really happened fast.
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