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Old 04-22-2013, 04:19 PM   #11 
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Poor little guy sorry he is having problems. Could you fill out this form so we can help you better, thanks. Also you are using water conditioner when you change his water right ?







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 04-22-2013, 04:45 PM   #12 
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Any updates on how he is doing ?
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:46 PM   #13 
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Housing
What size is your tank? 20 ltr
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? Not at the moment
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? 2 guppies

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? BettaMin Tropical Crisps
How often do you feed your betta fish? Mondays, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday.

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? 2 times a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Betta Water Conditioner and Bacteria Supplement.

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

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

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Fading of the color, Gasping for air, not responding to food, and of course laying at the bottom unmoving
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Yesterday
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I changed his water 2 times today.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? He was always a healthy friendly swimmer! Always playing with his ping pong ball.
How old is your fish (approximately)? 3-4
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:16 PM   #14 
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for reference, 20 liters is approximately 5 gallons.
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:19 PM   #15 
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Rainbows if this is the same fish we talked about in the other post... I gave that girl directions on what to do they apply to you as well... Please read that :) keep me updated on progress
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:28 PM   #16 
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Are the Guppies showing any signs of distress? If not that probably means its disease rather than the water, although thats not a for sure. How old is the betta?
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:08 PM   #17 
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Hi.... In your first post, you wrote that the water was cold, since the heater wasn't working correctly. (But you didn't post a specific temperature.). You said you were adding warm water to the tank.... Then, in the form that you filled out, you said the water temp is 82F.

So is the reason that it's currently 82F because you've been adding warm water, or does this mean the heater is working again?

If the water keeps getting cold, and then you add more warm water, this could be causing a lot of temperature fluctuations throughout the day. That can result in a lot of stress, and cause your fish to have problems.

Could you please explain a little more about what's going on with the water temp situation?
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:41 PM   #18 
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How long has he been gasping for air?
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:49 PM   #19 
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I did a water change and I had this temperture taking thing that I use and I took it after the water change and it was 82. He has been gasping for air since last night when I noticed this.
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:38 PM   #20 
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Can you think of anything different that you might have done with his tank? Or anything that could have gotten into his tank like room spray or hairspray?
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