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Old 01-18-2013, 07:50 AM   #1 
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Is air conditioner bad?

Hi, I bought an air conditioner about a month ago. That's the only real change I've made.
My betta has a heater, so water hasn't dropped temperature or anything, the water is ok. Afraid of the bowl getting too cold, I changed it's location from the living room to the kitchen, he hated it there (I know because he wouldn't come out of his hiding place), so now he's back where he's always been. I'm just worried because for the last two days he hasn't eaten anything, he's a little pale (his face) and he keeps hidden behind the plant.

Specifications:

Housing
What size is your tank? 5 Gallons
What temperature is your tank? 83
Does your tank have a filter? No
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
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? Sera Bettagran (Brazilian)
How often do you feed your Betta fish? 2 a day

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? Every 4-5 days, when the water is not cristal clear anymore.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
Acua- Med (antichlor)

Water Parameters
Have you tested your water? No
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:49 PM   #2 
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So, aqua med is a tap water conditioner? Make sure it neutralizes: chlorine, chloramine, heavy metals. :)

Moving him around lot probably caused stress, so you may need to avoid moving him. When cleaning the tank, I advice investing in a gravel siphon... Keeping the fish in the tank (50-90% water changes) will lower the stress for you to remove him, and for him to be removed.
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:31 PM   #3 
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Thank you so much!
So I took some pictures and filmed him with my phone and went to the store I bought him from and they said it probably has a fungus and gave me an antibiotic.
Nonetheless I appreciate and will follow your advice!

Thanks again!

PS: He's doing better now =)
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:41 PM   #4 
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Is he fuzzy at all? Any discoloration?
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:44 PM   #5 
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Yes, he's face is pale. Some parts of his body too
Sorry, English is not my first language.
Like his belly is white when it should be green...
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:13 PM   #6 
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Hmmm may be columnaris (strong fungal disease). Can you get a picture?

And it is okay, your english is quite good :)
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:57 PM   #7 
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I'll have the pictures loaded to the computer tomorrow, I can't right now because I don't have the USB cable.
Thank you again for your help!!!
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No problem :)
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