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Old 02-08-2013, 08:14 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Extremely Clamped, Hiding, Won't Eat At All, Please help!

What size is your tank? 20g
What temperature is your tank? 80 degrees
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
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? 4 other female betta fish

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Aqueon Betta Pellets, Zoomed Betta Pellets, Sun dried shrimp, bloodworms once a week
How often do you feed your betta fish? 3-4 pelletsd each everyday with one fast day a week

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change? Tank's been set up for a week.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 75%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Stress coat, water conditioner, a little aquarium salt

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

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Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? She's very clamped, hiding a lot, won't eat anything, color faded a bit
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 2 days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? 1-3 months?


She's never been this clamped or hid this much and she's always been a good eater... nothing's changed in the tank either... She's also really fatigued... Please help Rizz!
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:53 PM   #2 
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Anyone? I'm really worried about her, she's usually very active
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:14 PM   #3 
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Why are you adding aquarium salt?

Can you get photos? It's only this one betta?

I would qt and float in the main tank for warm in something she can more easily reach the surface in. In this I would do daily 100% changes for a while and see if she perks up.
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Initially, all the fish I got were very torn up so I added the salt for healing and stress purposes. What do you mean by qt?
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Yes. One betta's been clamping a bit more recently, but not all the time. The 3 others have no problems at all.
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I mean remove her from the main tank. QT stands for quarantine.
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Okay. I'm changing the water today. She's still listless.
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You can treat conservatively in the QT with 1 tsp per gallon aquarium salt predissolved.
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