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Old 04-12-2011, 10:05 AM   #1 
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Problem with pez d:

He is really listless, just sitting in one place! He hasn't moved for the past couple of hours??? Then when he does move it's more like he floats? Like he isn't swimming very well and hes at a slant with the top of his body being high and his tail being really low? Temperature is at 76 degrees, The filter is running smoothly, and he ate all his food. Help!

PS he won't flare at the mirror...he always flares at the mirror if I put it infront of him...ALWAYS

PPS he is in a 2.5 gallon tank hiding behind a clay pot
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:58 AM   #2 
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Have a few questions....

How big is the tank (2.5gal), how much and how often are the water changes, additives used, live plants, how long have you had him and what kind and how much food.......can you post a pic......
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Old 04-12-2011, 11:04 AM   #3 
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He is in a 2.5 gallon tank I do two 50% water changes a week(last one was two days ago), and a 100% when it looks like it needs it (last one was a couple days ago...like 4 or 5). I got Pez last sunday. I feed him pellets or freeze dried bloodworms but he prefers the pellets so I gave him those today I think I may have over fed him yesterday so today I gave him only about 5 pellets and he ate them up very happily.
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I would do some 50% water changes for 2 days and hold food...cut back on the amount of food at one time....split it up in 2-3 small feeding a day......
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Old 04-12-2011, 06:09 PM   #5 
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Unhappy

Here is what he looks like! I'm so worried, I don't want to get another betta fish...just pez
I shut the filter off because he wasn't coping to well with it...
(PS sorry for the size but my computer wouldn't resize it
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Old 04-12-2011, 07:11 PM   #6 
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How many pellets do you normally feed him? If you cut back to 5, tou are feeding too much. Maybe 3-4 a day or 2 feeding twice a day...

Your main problem is most likely bloating, just fast him for a couple days and when you get back to feeding, fast one day every week. (It helps clear out their system)

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Old 04-13-2011, 12:12 PM   #7 
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OH MY GOD :) he is looking so much happier and healthier today...swimming around the tank (sorta, well I mean as much as he normally does) and staring at me every time I come near the glass! :) I'm skipping feeding him today, just trying to get him back to normal but tomorrow he will get 3 pellets, and that's it! He will not be able to cute-ify his way into 7 pellets ever again!
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