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Old 10-15-2012, 07:33 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Won't Eat or Swim

Normally he swims all over the place, but for the past couple days he's been sitting in one spot and darts away from everything. He ate last night but today he wasn't even interested and when he did start to eat he just spit it out. Does anyone know whats wrong?

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Old 10-15-2012, 07:39 PM   #2 
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Need more info but sounds like cold water.
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:47 PM   #3 
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Need more info but sounds like cold water.
He was in a one gallon tank but I thought he'd like more space. I just recently put in a heater so his water is at about 78. I only feed him two to three pellets twice a day and I soak them first. He had something hanging off his gil saturday but it came off when I put him back in his bowl. I don't know why he's acting weird.
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Water quality/ adjusting to new tank/ or not enough decorations.
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Water quality/ adjusting to new tank/ or not enough decorations.
He has a tree that he can swim into and under with alternate exits at the bottom and two real lily plants as well around the fake tree.
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Water Quality.
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:57 PM   #7 
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Please answer these :)
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 10-15-2012, 08:28 PM   #8 
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Housing
What size is your tank? 3 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 78-80
Does your tank have a filter? not anymore
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
live plants?
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? previously flakes, now pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? twice daily

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? every week or week 1/2
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 25-50%
type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? none recently added a little dechlorinated tap water

How has yourbetta fish's appearance changed? had something hanging from gil but it cam off during water change
How has your fish's behaviour changed? Sits in one spot doesn't swim around unless darting away from me spits out food when fed and hides in his tree or behindhe lilies
When did you start noticing the symptoms? A couple days ago, the thing on the gil was four or five days ago and came off two days ago
I haven't done any treatment at all
I've had hime just a few months and he's grown a little since I've had him
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