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Old 02-14-2013, 06:16 AM   #1 
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Unidentifyable illness

So, my Betta has barely ate all week (sunday through thursday night).
He's hiding inside his big pot a lot (he rarely plays with the pot). He also swims away if I come close to the tank.
The water temperature is a little higher than usual but it was a gradual increase (it's summer here) but not outside the 'comfort zone'.
I tried a 50% water change & alternating the food between pellots & dried blood worms but he barely even touched anything (not even the blood worms which he ate even when he had a bacteria infection).
I don't know if he's sick or stressed. He's in a 15 liter tank with a filter (noramlly a heater but because of the heat, it's turned off). He's in it alone & I tried putting a mirror up to the tank, which he has lots of fun showing off his beard & how tough he is noramlly, but didn't do anything.
I'm going to take a water sample to the aquariam shop for testing but I wanted a few more ideas when I go incase the water's fine (which it always has been in the past).

Please help!
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:03 AM   #2 
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Hmm, has his appearance changed at all??

How warm is his water exactly?
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:22 PM   #3 
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Hello,

In order to allow other members to help you as best they can, please answer as many of the following questions as you can when requesting advice.

Please copy the portion of this post below into your post, answer the questions you can, and put N/A beside the questions you cannot answer.
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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 02-14-2013, 09:45 PM   #4 
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He hasn't changed in appearance at all. Other than the behaviours.
The water temp is up around 28-29.

I answered most of those questions in my 1st message. I do a 25% & a 50% change alternated weeks & use a betta water conditioner. He doesn't have any tank mates. He's probably almost a year old.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:57 PM   #5 
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Could he be injured?
My boy had torn his fin and he was in a really bad mood for a few days, although he was still reactive to me and responding to food.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:45 PM   #6 
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15L is under 4g. You are definitely not doing enough water changes. Cycling takes up to 2 months, but even if it's fully established you should be doing 50% twice weekly with siphon.

Can you please share photos?
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