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Old 08-04-2012, 12:35 PM   #1 
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Housing
What size is your tank? 3 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 76-78F
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? only the one in filter
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? rotate tetra betta plus,hbh betta bites and plan to use frozen bloodworms once a week

How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 times a day

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? plan on once a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 25%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? aqueon betta bowl plus

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? no

Symptoms and Treatment, just arrived in mail yesterday, fed 2 pellets yesterday, 3 pellets so far today. fish seems very lethargic, wondering if this is normal after being shipped, he is interested and is eating but lays on silk plants or the bottom so far this morning
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Old 08-04-2012, 02:14 PM   #2 
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How did you acclimate him? He might be in shock from different water parameters. And if you only have a 3 gallon I suggest cleaning 2 50% per week, one using a cup to scoop water and another with a vacuum.
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Old 08-04-2012, 02:25 PM   #3 
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Or maybe you didn't adjust him to the light? They need that type of acclimation, too.
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Old 08-04-2012, 02:57 PM   #4 
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^ 1 Lizzy.

Some Stress Coat might help him a bit. I use it for the first week with all new fish after acclimating, and never have problems with New Fish Syndrome (just my name for it..)
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Old 08-04-2012, 04:21 PM   #5 
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i took a half hour to acclimate in water, exposed to as little light as possible for about 20 hours, and have partially covered the light at this time, so it is still not 100% light.he seems to be picking up a bit now.
thanks for your thoughts on this
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:09 AM   #6 
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If you just got him, he may simply need to adjust to his new home. Sometimes this can take a week or more.
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:12 PM   #7 
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he did perk up after 2 days or so. he is a beaut. gotta figure tha pix thing now.
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:28 PM   #8 
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No tank mates no air stone filter filtered low 80F degrees pellets freeze dried brine shrimp Flightless Fruit Flies floating Betta log 10 gallon 7.6 PH.
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:31 PM   #9 
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No tank mates no air stone filter filtered low 80F degrees pellets freeze dried brine shrimp Flightless Fruit Flies floating Betta log 10 gallon 7.6 PH.
It's definately personal preference, but bettas can live in a three gallon and be happy...just depends on the condition of their environment
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:51 PM   #10 
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I love how he behaves in the 10 and he is too aggressive with any fish and invertebrates die shortly after.
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