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Old 06-05-2011, 12:37 PM   #1 
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behavior change...why?

Housing
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)? Housing
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)? up until yesterday our betta was fine....he even seemed to know us and was excited to see us come home...always ready to eat...my daughter changed the h20 in his 1.5 gal tank the same as she always does even though she waited 2 weeks this time and soon after he was in the clean h20 he started swimming erratic,hiding in his house, not eating at all(for 2 days), he seems to have something hanging out of his mouth that is white..he spits it out and sucks it up...hovers and flutters around his plant,..but mostly hides..I don't understand...
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Old 06-05-2011, 03:42 PM   #2 
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Welcome to the forum

If you could answer the question..it would help us help you and your Betta.....

Until then.....I would go ahead and make another 50% water change with like temp water and use dechlorinator for the full volume of the tank not just the amount for the replacement water.....by what little information you did provide...it sounds like a water quality issue that compromised his immune response and the 100% water change shocked him...either pH or nitrate along with water temp shock and even forgotten or not enough dechlorinator......I will know more once you complete the form and answer the questions.....
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Old 06-05-2011, 07:07 PM   #3 
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I followed your instruction on h20 change and used declorinator as you directed..please tell me how to fill out the sticky..thanks..
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Old 06-05-2011, 07:19 PM   #4 
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The easiest way is to simply copy and paste...or do you mean what to write? :)
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