Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Care
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-31-2007, 01:02 PM   #1 
Jitsuthebetta
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Change in my fish's behavior

I bought my Betta fish, Jitsu, about a couple of months ago, and he was very bright colored, swam around a lot, eager to eat food, and his fins were expanded and flowed in the water as he swam.

Now.. He hasn't eaten in 3 days... He wont swim to the top to eat anymore, in fact he doesnt swim anywhere at all, he just sits at the bottom of the tank in one place and doesnt move unless I bug him and make him move. His colors are dull and faded now, and his eyes have turned reddish and his face has yellowish spots on them. His fins are very compressed now and they dont flow at all as he swims. I'm scared he might die, I dont want him to, I really like him.

Anyone know what could be wrong with him??
I've heard something called ammonia poisoning.. what is that?
And his temperature of the water is 72... how can i get it up??

Thankyou a lot for reading,

Meera
Jitsuthebetta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2007, 01:09 PM   #2 
vinoth1465
New Member
 
vinoth1465's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New York City
hi Meera, welcome to fishforum.

do a 50% water change...

how big is your tank... does the tank have a filter?

when the leftover food and waste decompose, they turn into ammonia which is bad for the fish... but, if you have proper filter and when the tank is cycled, you wont have a problem with ammonia or nitrite...
vinoth1465 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2007, 01:27 PM   #3 
SST
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: North Carolina
You might want to invest in a water testing kit (get the master liquid kit, not the strips) to monitor his water conditions.

Definitely change out 50% of his water today.

Do tell us about your tank and how often you change the water (and how much) so we can help more.

Keep us posted!
SST is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2007, 02:43 PM   #4 
Sushi
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
amonia is produced from fish poop. It is poisonoius to fish so make sure that there is not a lot of poop gathering and rotting. :)
Sushi is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bump on Betta fish's chin? iamgian Betta Fish Care 2 06-12-2011 07:33 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:28 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.