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Old 03-16-2013, 10:46 AM   #1 
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Betta not eating?

Ranger hasn't eaten all week that I know of, whenever I put his betta food, tropical fish flakes for the platys, or dried bloodworms in he just ignores it and swims around. He has a ton of energy, but he won't eat and I am really worried. :(
I tried putting him in a cup and putting food in there but he just sat there. We recently had a batch of platy fry not to long ago. I know because I was cleaning the tank and there was one baby swimming on the rocks. Could he have maybe eaten all of them and that's why he's not eating?
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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 03-16-2013, 11:04 AM   #3 
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Housing
What size is your tank? - 10 gal
What temperature is your tank? - 80
Does your tank have a filter? - Yep!
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? - 3 Red Wag Platies

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? - Aquaeon Betta Food
How often do you feed your betta fish? - Once or twice a day at morning and/or night.

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? - Once or twice a week.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? - 50% every week or 75% every other week.
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? - I add conditioner, algae control, quik start, and some betta conditioner.

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? - We have not.

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

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? - Hasn't changed.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? - Hasn't changed.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? - When I feed the fish every morning.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? - Have not treated him.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? - Not that I know of, he came home very healthy and active.
How old is your fish (approximately)? - Not sure, but we got him like a week ago.
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Ok. Aqueon is bad food, switch to NLS or omega one. See if he will eat that.
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:11 AM   #5 
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Ok I will try to pick some up when we run errands today. How do you recommend feeding him so he eats?
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:38 AM   #6 
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Try soaking them in Seachem GarlicGuard or other brand's garlic appetite enhancer for fish. 100% success rate for me thus far.
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:39 AM   #7 
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Thanks! :)
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Old 03-16-2013, 12:42 PM   #8 
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Could he have eaten the fry and thats why he wont eat?
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