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Old 04-01-2013, 05:30 PM   #1 
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so my bettas bob and ocean sit around ALL day in the same spot! they used to be very active and im kinda worried. the only motivation they get to move is food... i dont want to overfeed them! HELP!!!
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:32 PM   #2 
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:32 PM   #3 
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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)?

I know you don't have a heater. And this is most likely why they are lethargic and unhealthy.
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:14 PM   #4 
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Yeah, something's too fishy, I hope you find out what's wrong soon
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:45 PM   #5 
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What size is your tank?- 1.5 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 75 degrees
Does your tank have a filter?no
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? no
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? only himself

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? aqueon color enhancing betta food
How often do you feed your betta fish? every 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? 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Betta bowl plus

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? torn fins
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? stays in the same spot all day
When did you start noticing the symptoms? a couple of months ago
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)? 4 months
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:49 PM   #6 
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He could be cold since you dont have a heater and when Bettas are cold they are not active. It would be great of you could get a small heater and keep the water at a temp of at least 78.

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