Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Care
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-14-2008, 02:15 PM   #1 
janetleslie
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: virginia
My betta is not eating and just hides in the grass

I need some help. My betta use to swim all around but lately he just hides in the grass and is not eating. What can be causing this
janetleslie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2008, 03:22 PM   #2 
willow
Member
 
willow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: London. England. UK.
hello and welcome to you. :)
can you please tell us more about your betta please.
size of his tank,temperature of the water,test kits results,
food you feed him,how often you clean his tank,do you use a
dechlorinator for the new water,do you replace the old water with
new ready warmed fresh water.
anything else in with him,when you bought him,is there a filter,and
if there is who do you clean it.
i know this is a lot of questions for you at this difficult time,but if you
can answer as much as possible,we hopefuly can help.
:)
willow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2008, 03:52 PM   #3 
janetleslie
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: virginia
he is in a beta tank(square) has some plants, he is feed meaie worms, I clean his tank once a week, no filter, use a dechlorinator, water is warm. Its been the same for months
janetleslie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2008, 05:31 PM   #4 
KarlS
New Member
 
KarlS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Montreal, Canada
How warm, to you it may seem the same temperature but in actuality it could have raised enough to harm the fish or lowered with the same results without you realizing the difference. It is difficult to maintain temp in a small aquarium without the aid of heaters and thermometers.
KarlS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2008, 06:23 PM   #5 
dramaqueen
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Central Texas
You need to feed him something other than mealy worms. Feed him pellets or tropical flake food for his staple diet and feed frozen or freeze dried bloodworms or brine shrimp as once or twice a week treats.
dramaqueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2008, 11:23 AM   #6 
janetleslie
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: virginia
Now he is not eating at all. Tried not to feed him for a few days. I have given him flakes,and he won't eat them at all. His water temp is about 70 is this too cold or to warm?
janetleslie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2008, 01:06 PM   #7 
SolaceTiger
Member
 
SolaceTiger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Forest Lake, MN
70 is way to cold, get it up to 78 degrees. I would suggest upgrading to a bigger tankw tih filter and heater that's appropriate for that size of the tank. A 5 gallon would be nice minimum.
SolaceTiger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2008, 01:10 PM   #8 
dramaqueen
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Central Texas
Yes, 70 degrees is WAY too cold.
dramaqueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2008, 11:45 AM   #9 
janetleslie
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: virginia
Ok I got the tank up to about 74. Checked the PH and it is fine. can I put a heater in the little tank? He sits at my desk at work.
janetleslie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2008, 12:05 PM   #10 
dramaqueen
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Central Texas
What size is your tank?
dramaqueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lethargic, Tail darker in color, hides in dark corners all the time smallvle Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 5 02-17-2010 11:32 PM
Gib hides ALL the time!! Jody Betta Fish Care 2 01-02-2008 08:49 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.