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Old 07-09-2011, 10:24 PM   #1 
BellaDiva44
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Asking for more help with Blue, my Betta boy

thankyou Sakura for all your help previously. Since getting Aquarium Salt and heater it seems my Blue is doing better. His back injuries are almost gone and the scales seem to be growing back. There is one thing that is troubling me tho, all of a sudden he won't eat! is not interested in the pellets he has loved since I brought him home! He hammocks on the leaves of the philodendron, or stays in the bottom of the fish bowl and won't come over to see me like he did before. Could he be mad at me? or stressed? or what?

His eyes seem to be better but his mouth looks a little swollen. I will try to take a picture and show you.

as for other information, here is list I didn't add last time

Housing
What size is your tank? 2 gal round glass bowl
What temperature is your tank? 76 - 78
Does your tank have a filter? no
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? yes, a small heater in bottom
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Gold pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? a few pellets every day

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? 20 - 50% every other day, 100% once a week
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? I add water conditioner and melaleuca drops, plus aquarium salt to bottled water

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

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH: 7.8
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? gotten paler in front of body
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? lays around a lot, won't come over to see me, when I want to feed him
When did you start noticing the symptoms? few days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? don't know what else to do
Does your fish have any history of being ill? two weeks ago we did some treatment, which seemed to heal his eye popping and torn scales
How old is your fish (approximately)? 4 months
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Old 07-10-2011, 11:58 AM   #2 
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How long have you been treating him with the aquarium salt and what is melaleuca drops how long have you been using this...has he always been in the bottled water....can you not use your tap water for a reason......what kind of dechlorinator and brand of food....
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