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Old 09-29-2012, 11:13 AM   #1 
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Is my Betta lazy?

All he does is lay on the bottom unless I feed him then he will come up to check it out. Then he will go right back to laying on the bottom. Is there something wrong?
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He's lazy enough to be called sick. :\ What's the tank size, temperature, and when do you do water changes?
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:27 AM   #3 
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ETA: Haha, Lebron - we cross-posted!)

Something wrong? Probably, yes. Bettas are active fish, and don't get "lazy". They get cold, or sick, or run down from ammonia exposure, etc.

How big is your tank and what's your water change schedule?
What and how often are you feeding him?
Is he eating okay?
Is your tank heated? What's the temp, usually?
Are his fins ragged-looking? Clamped up a bit? (as opposed to being puffed out like full sails)

Knowing this stuff will help us figure out why your fish is acting lethargic, so we can suggest stuff to help him feel better.
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AQUEON Evolve2 set to right around 78 degrees, water is filtered 24/7 and I did a 50% change last week.
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:30 AM   #5 
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Hm... That's pretty good info so far. Can you test your water? And you should probably do water change today.
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Probably, yes. Bettas are active fish, and don't get "lazy". They get cold, or sick, or run down from ammonia exposure, etc.

How big is your tank and what's your water change schedule?
What and how often are you feeding him?
Is he eating okay?
Is your tank heated? What's the temp, usually?
Are his fins ragged-looking? Clamped up a bit? (as opposed to being puffed out like full sails)

Knowing this stuff will help us figure out why your fish is acting lethargic, so we can suggest stuff to help him feel better.
I feed him morning and night enough pellets until he stops eating. He did not eat this morning. 2 gallon evolve 2 tank kept around 78 degrees. Filtered 24/7. 50% water change last week. Fins are ragged, seems to be a darker color. He just doesn't look good. Should I do a full water change?
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:31 AM   #7 
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Hm... That's pretty good info so far. Can you test your water? And you should probably do water change today.
Thank you. I will.
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Nah, the full water change will ruin the BB you have in the filter. Including all the BB in the tank as well.
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:32 AM   #9 
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Your welcome, I'm sorry he's like this. :\ Your setup is really great but I suggest to start feeding 2-3 pellets 2x a day. That may cause bloating.
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I'm new to this. SORRY! BB?
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