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Old 09-08-2013, 01:57 PM   #1 
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hasn't eaten in over a week

i changed the water then started using bettafix the first day and then i stopped for some reason. the next day we started trying Daphne (frozen) did that three days in a row nothing. so now im told to stop doing anything and just wait a little while longer probably a week to see if she poops. my question is how long to do you wait for a fish to poop if she has been overfed? it's been a week and one day since she stopped eating.
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Old 09-08-2013, 02:05 PM   #2 
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Are you sure she was overfed? How much did you feed her? What brand of food? And is she bloated at all? (Personally, I wouldn't fast my fish for a week. I'd try to determine what the problem was, and resolve it.)

In addition to those questions above, could you please fill out the form below? This will give everyone more info. Answer what you can. Leave anything else blank or put NA.

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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)?
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Old 09-08-2013, 02:14 PM   #3 
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What size is your tank? 1 gallon
What temperature is your tank? i think 75
Does your tank have a filter? no
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? not right now
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? omgea one pellets and bloodworms
How often do you feed your betta fish? once a day three days a week (pellets) once a day three days a week for the (bloodworms)

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? once a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? api tap water conditioner and stress coat

Water Parameters: haven't done that today
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? her fins look clamped and she doesnt move around as much
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? not as active as she normally would be
When did you start noticing the symptoms? a week and one day ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? i started out with frozen peas last Wednesday didn't seem interested so i switched to Daphne (frozen) now have gone to a pet store he says to stop feeding her
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)? a year in december
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Old 09-08-2013, 02:16 PM   #4 
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also yes i think she was overfed. i think she is slowly starting to show improvement here and there just still hasn't pooped yet.
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Old 09-08-2013, 02:37 PM   #5 
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1) Are the bloodworms freeze-dried or live?

If they are freeze-dried, I would stop them for now. They can be constipating.
If they are live, then you can keep feeding them.

2) How many Omega One pellets do you give her each time?

3) How many bloodworms were you giving her each time?
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Old 09-09-2013, 05:19 AM   #6 
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1. she hasn't eaten in a week and two days now.

2. The bloodworms are freeze dried, i have stopped giving them to her.

3. i usually give her four pellets three days a week monday, wednesday and fridays

4. one or two of the bloodworms three days a week monday, wednesday and fridays

the pellets are given in the mornings and the bloodworms are at night on those days listed
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