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Old 07-08-2010, 12:35 AM   #11 
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as i mentioned before in some of my posts, he doesnt eat flakes or pellets. i tried training him to eat pellets but i stopped after 3 days because i cant stand the thought of him not eating something for 3 straight days, so i went back to the first thing he ever ate that i gave him: tiny pieces of frozed fish that i bought from the market. i usually give him 2-3 pcs of this size ---> .

he still ate that the night before i found him dead.
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Old 07-08-2010, 12:38 AM   #12 
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he jumped from his side into another side with a bulging tummy. it looks like there was something wrong in the water and he wanted to get away so he jumped out.
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Old 07-08-2010, 12:44 AM   #13 
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it's normal for predatory fish to eat a meal then skip a few.Arowanas and flower horns do much better bean lean and mean instead of pampered.studies have proven they live longer that way. as we get old our metabolizem rate slows down and we use up more energy to process food.so they dont do well with large meals as hey take up too much energy to digest leaving the fish tired.
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Old 07-16-2010, 07:02 PM   #14 
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Take old age off the list. The bettas at the pet store are only 3.5 - 6 months old. He could be there for 1 year and still be young.

The mollies are suspects. Da da daaa!

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Old 07-17-2010, 08:55 AM   #15 
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Hi there. I'm sorry about the loss of your betta. 7 Mollies in 5gal is really overstocked., so if your divider had perforations then your betta was also exposed to their wastes and may not have been able to tolerate the water quality. Since your betta has passed, I would remove the divider so at least the Mollies can have the full 10gal. Even then, that's still a crowded tank.

You can purchase water testing kits online from any aquarium store's site. This is the kit you will need: http://www.petguys.com/-317163010340.html

For a helpful tank stocking calculator, take a look at this site: http://www.aqadvisor.com/AqAdvisor.php
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Old 07-18-2010, 06:58 PM   #16 
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i already did a complete water change for this tank, and kept the mollies in 3/5 of the tank, or 6 gallons. i also reduced the number of mollies to 4. i moved the other three to my tank in my office. i've added a new VT betta and will soon post new pics of him. i think it will be better this time since i maintain a 3 day interval for 50% water changing and full water changing every 3 weeks.
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Old 07-18-2010, 07:05 PM   #17 
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awwww, i'm so sorry about jake
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