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Old 09-28-2012, 05:24 PM   #1 
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Unhappy Help!!! THIS IS URGENT!

Lets begin from here~. My betta hasn't been moving quiet lately. i have no idea why!? He is just real slow and he sometimes stays in the same spot for hours. I fed him blood worms (What increase energy and how active he is) And just gave him a salt bath. and none of this is working!! Does he have fin rot? I have no idea but i need help fast! (Ill post a picture of his fins later).
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:37 PM   #2 
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Hey I will try to help you, just need to ask you a few questions, there is something you will need to fill out I am going to post it to you.
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:40 PM   #3 
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ok thanks c;
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:42 PM   #4 
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Sorry for that..fill this out as best as you can.


Housing
What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you feed your betta fish?

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change?
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?

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

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

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?

Housing



What size is your tank?


What temperature is your tank?


Does your tank have a filter?


Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?


Is your tank heated?


What tank mates does your betta fish live with?



Food


What type of food do you feed your betta fish?


How often do you feed your betta fish?



Maintenance


How often do you perform a water change?


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?



Water Parameters:


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



Ammonia:


Nitrite:


Nitrate:


pH:


Hardness:


Alkalinity:



Symptoms and Treatment


How has your betta fish's appearance changed?


How has your betta fish's behavior changed?


When did you start noticing the symptoms?


Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?


Does your fish have any history of being ill?


How old is your fish (approximately)?














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Old 09-28-2012, 05:53 PM   #5 
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Housing
1.My tank is a 1 gallon tank.
2.I have no idea.
3.No.
4.No.
5.No.
6.His best friend Mermaid (shes a female betta fish) they get along real well
Food
1.Blood worms (used to be flakes)
2.Twice a day (only a pinch of blood worms)
Maintenance
1.Every two weeks (sometimes once a week)
2. All of the water (100%)
3.I add betta water conditioner
Water parameters
1.Never tested for anything like that.
Symtoms and treatments
1.No
2.Yes he just stays in one spot and swims slowly
3.About 2 weeks ago
4.Sorta.. I gave him a salt bath cuz i thought he was stressed.
5. He is 1 month old
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:05 PM   #6 
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So, just want to understand, you have 2 bettas in the same tank, and it's a one gal, bettas housed together is a no no, and in regards to the food, BW's should only be fed as a treat, the best food would be pellets, 2-3x a day..and for water changes in a gallon size should be done 2-3x a week, at least 50% 2x a week and a full water change as well.
best thing for now, is to do water change, well, when did you do one last? and if you can try to feed some pellets, if you have any..and you really need to house them separately.
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:10 PM   #7 
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ok thank you! ill clean the tank and separate them. good thing that i got a extra tank! x3 and i got pellets also so yea i'm set and ready c;. ill tell you how hes doing later. if hes still doind bad im going to test and see if he has dropsy.
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:05 PM   #8 
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Ok, sounds good, please do, I hope he gets better:) Best thing to do is look at the poo, and watch for bloating. if it does occur, you can treat with Epsom salt, but for now, try to get him to eat on a regular basis.
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:33 PM   #9 
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one male and one female together, unless breeding, is generally not a good idea. He may of been upset with the female, or the water quality might not of been too good. Also, if you don't have a heater, they get sluggish when they get cold.
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:29 PM   #10 
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ty soo much guys c;


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