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 06-17-2012, 11:38 PM   #1 
Homeskillet10788
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Fish not eating

My betta hasn't eaten since Thursday, and it's now Sunday night. I tried feeding him yesterday and today, but he hasn't been interested in the food. He usually eats every other day. Any suggestions?
Homeskillet10788 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2012, 11:42 PM   #2 
HermitGuy101
New Member
 
HermitGuy101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by Homeskillet10788 View Post
My betta hasn't eaten since Thursday, and it's now Sunday night. I tried feeding him yesterday and today, but he hasn't been interested in the food. He usually eats every other day. Any suggestions?
He might be sick... But I need to know more information before I can really help you out. How big is his aquarium? When was the last time you changed the water? What food do you feed him? If any, what medications have you given him? What is his activity like right now?

Could you please post some pictures? Thanks! I'll get back to you once you've answered these.
HermitGuy101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2012, 11:26 AM   #3 
Homeskillet10788
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
He lives in a one-quart aquarium. I haven't changed the water in a couple of weeks, I was planning on doing that today. I feed him Wardley Betta Food. Here are some pix, I really appreciate your help! Thanks!
Attached Images
   
Homeskillet10788 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2012, 11:29 AM   #4 
Homeskillet10788
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Oh, and he's been a little sluggish at times, but other times he's swimming around normally.
Homeskillet10788 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2012, 04:21 PM   #5 
HermitGuy101
New Member
 
HermitGuy101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Yup... I figured it out. The tank is too small. 1/2 to 1 gallon would be optimal. And a water change once a week. Also put in a pinch of aquarium salt. That should fix him up. :)
HermitGuy101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2012, 04:25 PM   #6 
Homeskillet10788
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Hmmm, aquarium salt. OK, thanks!
Homeskillet10788 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2012, 08:53 PM   #7 
Homeskillet10788
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Just changed the water, and now he's eating again! Yay!
Homeskillet10788 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2012, 08:54 PM   #8 
HermitGuy101
New Member
 
HermitGuy101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by Homeskillet10788 View Post
Just changed the water, and now he's eating again! Yay!
great!
HermitGuy101 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
New fish not eating? Sandrilene Betta Chat 8 03-29-2012 07:13 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:51 PM.


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