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Old 03-22-2013, 11:14 AM   #1 
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Need advice / help please

After a few days I have noticed a white "cottony" ball of stuff floating in MIles' tank. Well this morning my son actually saw him spit it out. Not sure if it is another wad of it or if he maybe ate the one that I saw last night and could not get of the tank.

Any idea what this could be?

I have noticed him to be lethargic yesterday and this morning but my son said he was moving around fine a bit ago and finally ate a blood worm after 2 days of not eating.
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:52 PM   #2 
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Well, sometimes tanks will have floating debris & sometimes Bettas will think if its floating in the water it must be food only to find it doesn't taste all that great!! They're silly little creatures.
Now, have you tested your water with a liquid test kit to see what the ammonia, nitrites & nitrates are? That is what I always do first if any of my Bettas are acting "off", once I know those parameters I can move on.
How long has your tank been set up? How long have you had your Betta? More info. is needed to advise on his behavior.
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:01 PM   #3 
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Hi, in order for other members to help you as best they can, could you please fill out the information form below?

What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
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Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
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