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Old 04-24-2011, 06:41 AM   #1 
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Won't Eat :(

Housing
What size is your tank?10 Gallon
What temperature is your tank?82F
Does your tank have a filter?Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?No
Is your tank heated?Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?None

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?Betta Min Pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish?1 pellet twice daily

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change?new tank, haven't performed one yet
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?N/A
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?API Stress Coat

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

Ammonia:
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Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?No appearance change
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?He hasn't eaten since I put him in his new tank yesterday morning.
When did you start noticing the symptoms?Now
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?I've owned him for almost 5mo, actual age is unknown

I know it's early to be worried, but I wonder since I had him in a 1gal bowl for the past 5mo. maybe he really does like being in something smaller than 10 gallons. I mean I had planned on splitting it, but should I put him back in the bowl in the mean-time and put the new fish in the 10gal? I just worry a lot, he's my first Betta and he's just not acting himself. If fish can get depressed, that's kinda how he's being.
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Old 04-24-2011, 12:09 PM   #2 
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Going from a 1g to a 10g could certainly be a factor, especially if the 10g hasn't been cycled. There are bettas that just prefer a smaller enclosure. Was the tank cycled? Are there lots of places to hide and rest upon? Is the filter current too strong? He may also just need a couple days to adjust to his new home before he's interested in eating again.

Good luck with your little guy!
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Old 04-24-2011, 05:32 PM   #3 
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No the 10gal. wasn't cycled. I know its very important to do it, but I really wanted him in the tank rather than the cooler bowl. I used some of the water from his bowl to try to push the good bacteria along. I added some new fake plants today for him to hide in and it seems he really likes that. I also divided it and put him on the side w/o the filter so it's more calmer for him. I'm hoping cutting the size down by half + lowering the current will make him feel as comfortable as he was in the bowl. I'll give it a couple more day's and keep trying to get him to eat.. see how it goes. If it's still a no-go I might just put him back in the bowl.

**Edit** Putting him on the side w/o the filter + more plants worked! He finally ate for me!!! *excited dance* I was really scared. He's my 1st and fave.<3

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Old 04-24-2011, 05:58 PM   #4 
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AWESOME! That's great news, I'm glad it was as simple as that. ^^
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