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Old 01-05-2013, 03:48 PM   #1 
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Unhappy Depressed Betta

My Betta, Oddie, seems depressed. I want to get him some new decor! And I was also thinking. What about sand instead of pebbles? Would sand be better or worse?

Back to the decor. Oddie loves to swim under his bridge so I was thinking maybe I could get him something bigger he can swim and hid under ^^ What do you guys suggest?

I just read a post on here about floating logs! I might also get that for him.

What do you guys suggest though?
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:58 PM   #2 
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Is your tank heated? How frequently are you doing water changes? Are you using dechlorinator? While sometimes bettas do get depressed, it is more likely a water quality problem or a lack of heat.

Otherwise, bettas like a variety of plants and other items, but all items should be tested for sharpness so that his fins won't get caught and torn on the items.
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:07 PM   #3 
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I don't have dechlorinator because I dont know what it is and I just found out there is such a thing today o.o . We have salt in my tap water and I'm out of stress coat so I can't do water changes right now. And finally my heater was defective and turned on and off throughout the night so we had to take it out. But do have a thermometer and the water temp. is in the "green" level.
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:10 PM   #4 
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I don't have dechlorinator because I dont know what it is and I just found out there is such a thing today o.o . We have salt in my tap water and I'm out of stress coat so I can't do water changes right now. And finally my heater was defective and turned on and off throughout the night so we had to take it out. But do have a thermometer and the water temp. is in the "green" level.
He is probably stressed out because of all this. You can buy bettasafe (water conditioner) very cheap at Walmart and you should get a very reliable heater.
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:33 PM   #5 
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Ok I think were going to a pet store soon ^^
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:36 PM   #6 
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Agree, sounds like you need to make some tank improvements. Get a new heater and a thermometer that will tell you the actual temp. Use a water conditioner and stress coat. Make sure he has plenty of silk plants and a cave to hide in, then give him a week. He should be back to normal soon!

What size is his tank? We might be able to give you some heater options. :)
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My thermometer is fine I think but the size of the tank is 1.5 gallons. I never used the heater I had because the temp was always above or in the green zone o.o
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:14 PM   #8 
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What temp is the "green zone" What about at night? Does it get cooler then? A temp that fluxuates very little is best. And his levels? Amonia and the lot? How are they?
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:07 PM   #10 
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Heaters are supposed to turn on and off, unless you had a thermometer and saw major temp fluctuations.
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