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Old 09-20-2012, 07:30 AM   #21 
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That plant looks more like java fern than a sword to me, and you shouldn't bury the rhizome or it will rot. You can bury just the roots though, or tie it something in your tank.

About live food, it's more known for causing internal parasites, but there is a small risk of ich if the food has been exposed to it. You won't have to worry about it if your betta eats with garlic though. Good luck!
Yes I believe you are right! Thanks I could not remember what it was. Oh that is good to know. I will make sure I fix that. That plant has some brown spots on it and am trying to get it to recover. Hopefully now it will.

Oh wow that sounds worse! Internal parasites! Eeeek! I hope hope hope he will eat the pellets with garlic. I will try it this evening when I get home from school. Thanks for your help.
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:30 PM   #22 
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Update on Raz: Well I tried the pellets with garlic and he didn't even look at it. *sigh* I did notice that he is more active since I turned off the filter. I will try another type of pellet with garlic tomorrow. If he still doesn't eat it then I will have to try the live food. I really didn't want to go to that but he has to eat something.
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:45 PM   #23 
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If the brown spots are on the bottom of the leaf, they may be spores which is normal. They reproduce just like ferns on land.

Sorry to hear that he turned down the first pellet with garlic, but I wouldn't worry too much about live food. I personally don't use it, but many people on here feed it. Maybe you could try searching for topics about it or make a new one?

Good luck with the second pellet!
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:11 PM   #24 
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Update on Raz: I bought a different brand of frozen blood worms and two different pellets (New Life Spectrum and Omega One) and he didn't seem interested in any of them. *sigh* I don't know what else to do. I'm looking into live food but honestly I'm not sure he will even eat that. He is simply not interested in food at all. He doesn't even try to eat it. Do you think something is internally wrong *like a parasite*?
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:07 PM   #25 
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Does this look bloated or something?

Look by his tail. Do you see a bump? Or am I seeing things?
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:23 PM   #26 
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I t could be parasites is the reason he is not wanting to eat, his weight for now looks alright though he is not to thin. If you could find out what they feed their Bettas where you got him it might help and tell them about his not eating and just see what they say. Other than that if he doesnt start eating soon you may want to treat him for parasites but we can ask others about that since I really dont know what meds they use for that. When they do have parasites their poop is white and stringy looking and their tummy can become bloated looking.

Hang in there we will figure something out to help Raz he is so pretty !!!!
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:34 PM   #27 
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I t could be parasites is the reason he is not wanting to eat, his weight for now looks alright though he is not to thin. If you could find out what they feed their Bettas where you got him it might help and tell them about his not eating and just see what they say. Other than that if he doesnt start eating soon you may want to treat him for parasites but we can ask others about that since I really dont know what meds they use for that. When they do have parasites their poop is white and stringy looking and their tummy can become bloated looking.

Hang in there we will figure something out to help Raz he is so pretty !!!!
My hubs and I were thinking parasites too. I asked the pet store and they said pellets and then also said I could return him and get a new betta. So they were no help. Well I see stringy whitetish poop but then again I have white gravel too. Should I get a med tank? Also I was planning on doing 100% water change today...should I still do that?

Awww thanks! I'm trying to stay positive but I'm so very worried.
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:42 PM   #28 
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Was he eating at all before, when you got him home, and If he's not eating you may not see poo..but I would get some epsom salt and keep on hand just in case if needed. I hope he will come around soon..I would also keep a Hospital tank on standby.
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:51 PM   #29 
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for 3 weeks that he is not eating if it would be internal parasites he already would be probably severely bloated or lethargic. If it would be external parasites then he would have other symptoms like cover with white spots, lethargic, looks like his body covered with salt.
Is he bloated at all? Is he still active? You saying you have white gravel are you sure poop white and stringy?
White bump on his head i don't know what it is though. Maybe external something....not sure, but really think something is wrong and need to be treated ...
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:56 PM   #30 
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Just saw you wrote by the tail somehow i missed that. I though you meant on his head. By the way what is it on his head, did he has it before? I would do water changes. When is last time you did his water change? See if it white something will go away. Is it fuzzy?

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