Originally Posted by rickygirl00
5 days ago i got my very first fish. I purchased a betta fish starter kit whic came comlete with a plant, rcks, a tank, food and water cleaning stuff.
when i first let him into his new home he seemed okay with it, but now he seems very depressed almost, he is just sitting in one spot all the time.
Also, it doesn't really look like he is eating. I decide t change his water as to it has been gettting verrry dirty. When i went to change his water it wasn't really warm it was kind aof cold but not freezing, could that be it? I thought betta fish could survive withot heaters?? ohh dear, please help!!
This is what has happened to my last two bettas.
My first betta lived for 3.5 years in a covered 2-3 gallon tank.
My second lived for like 4 days. It was in an open bowl. I late figured out the water was too cold, and that is why he died.
Now, I have my third one. I kept him in the bowl for a few hours, but then he became very sluggish (at the pet store, he was very energetic). I then realized how cold the water was, and then decided to move him into my community tank. Now, he is doing fine.
Your problem is the cold water. You will probably need to buy a new tank with a light and/or heater. Make sure it has a cover on the top too.