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Old 02-20-2013, 12:32 PM   #1 
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Unhappy Male Betta Fish Not Eating

Its been four days now and I've only seen him eat on the first day I got him. He also looks like a old fish, he's got a white face and the rest of his body is orange-reddish with some blue lining on his fins. I've moved him to a bigger fish tank from 1/2 gallon to a 5 gallon tank. I've also placed some other fishes with him and he is moving around the tank just fine. He isn't eating though which is bothering me-from pellets to flakes.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:57 PM   #2 
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What is the temp of the water?

What other fish did you put with him?
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:30 PM   #3 
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a female betta fish, a bottom eater, 2 guppies and one tetra. the temp is warm
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:25 PM   #4 
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That is too many fish for a 5 gallon tank, the most you can put in there is 1 fish and a snail or a couple of small fish without overloading the tank. Plus, you should never put a male and female betta together unless you are an experienced breeder. Eventually one will end up killing the other.
On to your question, it can take a betta weeks before he/she will eat after moving to a new environment.
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Female and male together? There is a major part of your problem. The other is too many fish in a small space. Lastly, warm is not an accurate temp. You need a thermometer.
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