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Old 04-13-2013, 07:27 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Betta Eating Problems Please Help!

I purchased a HalfMoon Plakat Male Betta about 1 week ago, I also bought some BettaMin Tropical Medley to feed him. I have been feeding him normally, but it seems as if he is not eating. I thought maybe his water was too cold so I moved him to a warmer room, but it did not seem to help. Does anyone know what to do or what might be wrong with him?
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Old 04-13-2013, 09:29 PM   #2 
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Hmm... we can elp you diagnose him better if yo provide us with the following information.
what size is his tank?
how often do you change his water and how much?
is his tank heated? what temperature?
How is his behaviour?
Thanks ^_^
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Old 04-13-2013, 10:40 PM   #3 
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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)?

Please answer these.
So, I assume you do not have a heater. You may want to invest in one, it will be better for your betta in every which way possible. And there are several that work great and arn't terribly expensive! :)

He may just not like his food. Next time you go to a fish store, invest in some Frozen Brine Shrimp. These are basically Super Prime Filet Minion (<--- spelled that wrong) feasts for bettas. A small chunk (like, a tiny chip off the block) is enough to usually spark your bettas appitite.
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:09 PM   #4 
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What size is your tank? 1.5 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 79 degrees
Does your tank have a filter? no
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? nothing

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? BettaMin Tropical Medley
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 day

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change? 1 week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 30% old 70% new
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? bettamin water conditioner

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? No

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

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? No
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? No
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 2 days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Yes, warm water up
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)? Got him one week ago
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