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Old 06-23-2013, 10:39 AM   #1 
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Why did my betta die??

I've had him for 5 months. He was living in a heavily planted, heated and filtered 10 gallon tank. I would vacuum the gravel weekly and replace at least a gallon of the water. It's super depressing because he was overly friendly and curious..

When I came home today he was at the bottom of the tank and his body was whitish in color. I don't know if that's just because he was dead or if it might give clues as to why he died?
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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)?
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Housing
What size is your tank? 10 Gallon
What temperature is your tank? 79-80F
Does your tank have a filter? Yes, Changed Monthly/Sooner
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Power filter claims to aerate
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? Otocinclus, African Dwarf

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Brine shrimp, betta flakes, betta pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? Daily

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? Weekly
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 10%+
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Tetra EasyBalance Plus

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Have not recently tested the water.
Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Eyes got bigger
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Wouldnt eat, stayed in back of tank
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Yesterday
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill? He got ick the first day we brought him home, took 2-3 days to treat
How old is your fish (approximately)? Had him 4-5 months. He was pretty big so I would guess close to 2 years
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