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Old 02-28-2011, 04:38 PM   #11 
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Bettas metabolism slows down in the cold, that is probably why she isn't hungry. You need to buy a heater.
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:47 PM   #12 
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I do have aheater. Now I just went to feed her, she ate some. She used to wait unrer the hole cover for her food and chase it arounds. Now she just stayed in the corner, like she afraid.
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:49 PM   #13 
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I know you have a heater, unfortunately it isn't doing its job. Bettas like temperature in the 76-82 range, preferably 78-82. Your heater doesn't reach that… it is too cold for a betta.
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Old 02-28-2011, 05:47 PM   #14 
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Lois, what thermometer are you using?
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Old 02-28-2011, 05:51 PM   #15 
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I know this is a tad off topic but you said you were using AQ salt. Are you doing this with every water change? Bettas shouldn't be treated with AQ salt for more than 10 days, it's bad for them in the long run.

Could it be that she is bored with the food? I just heard that somewhere on here. Do you have some freeze dried bloodworms? They sell pretty cheap at a lot of pet stores so maybe you could try that for like a treat or something.
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Old 03-01-2011, 05:43 AM   #16 
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I am using the Hydor Mini Heater, 7.5 watts.
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Old 03-01-2011, 05:46 AM   #17 
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She ate a little last night. She used to wait right under the hole in the tank cover for the food, and when I put it in she would wait till it starts to fall and "dive bomb" after it, very playful. Now she waits in the corner near her thermometer for the food and does not eat too much. I just got her on February 18th at Petsmart. Maybe I will call them to see what they feed the Betta's.
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Old 03-01-2011, 12:11 PM   #18 
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Just make sure the first two ingredients are seafood based.
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