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Old 02-17-2013, 08:46 PM   #1 
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Unhappy Help My Fish Is Sick

I Think He's Depressed He Stays At The Bottom Of the Tank and opens his mouth over and over
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:09 PM   #2 
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Have you tried cleaning the tank and rearranging the surroundings? Perhaps he's bored.
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:10 PM   #3 
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Also, what chemicals are you putting in the tank?
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:11 PM   #4 
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Please fill out as much of this as possible. Also, pictures would be helpful.

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 02-17-2013, 09:17 PM   #5 
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Please fill out as much of this as possible. Also, pictures would be helpful.

Housing
What size is your tank? 2 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 68 f
Does your tank have a filter? No
Does your tank have an air stone or others 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? food Pelets
How often do you feed your betta fish? Once a day

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? Every Week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 97% about
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? None

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? None

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

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? No
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Yes
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Today
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)? 6 weeks
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:23 PM   #6 
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here it is
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:25 PM   #7 
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Woahhhh!!! That temperature is more than likely why your fishy is at the bottom of the tank. He's probably feeling quite lethargic from the cold. You say that you have a heater in your tank, but it isn't going above 68*F? It might be faulty/busted. :( It should stay at about 79*F (I only say this, because in my experience, even my non-adjustables have never gone below 75*F). I would go buy another submersible heater for you fish, if I were you. Until then, try putting a towel around the tank. I would put one in the dryer for a little bit to heat it up, then wrap the tank in it. Also, if you can get the tank to a higher spot, then that will help as well. The reason is that bettas are tropical fish and like warm water. 80*F is usually agreed to be the perfect temperature, but they can survive anywhere from 78*F(minimum)-86*F(maximum).

How often do you clean your tank and how many pellets do you feed him a day?
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:26 PM   #8 
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here it is
Can't see it. T.T
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:31 PM   #9 
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3 during lunch and every week and look at the bottom right where the fin is -_-
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:43 PM   #10 
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And I can't believe I missed this when I read the first time. You need conditioner for your fish. API sells some water conditioner, but any brand will do. Just read the directions on the bottle for usage.
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