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Old 06-28-2013, 01:35 PM   #1 
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Off the feed...

What size is your tank? 10g
What temperature is your tank? 78
Does your tank have a filter? sponge
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? yes
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? pellets or frozen bloodworms
How often do you feed your betta fish? daily

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change? daily
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Prime

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia:0
Nitrite:0
Nitrate:0
pH:7.4
Hardness
Alkalinity: ?

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? no
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? yes
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 2 weeks
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? fasted for 3 days. Still wouldn't eat. Tried different foods. Still won't eat. treated with API general cure. Still not eating. Treated with tetracycline. Still not eating.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)?18 months


OK. He has me stumped. One of my giants stopped eating almost two weeks ago. I cannot see any outward signs of a problem. He's not bloated and I don't see any funk on him. I tried fasting him, I tried different foods, API General Cure thinking perhaps it was an internal parasite, I tried tetracycline thinking perhaps it was an infection of some sort. I was going to try kanaplex when it gets here in a day or two thinking maybe it's bacterial and tetracycline didn't get it. He's just lethargic and not eating. I got some water setting up outside to get some mosquito larvae so I can see if he'll go after something live. Any ideas?
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:59 AM   #2 
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Update:
He's still refusing food so I started him on epsom salt. Probably should have done it during the General Cure...oops. Should I go ahead and start the kanaplex or do the ES first?
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:43 AM   #3 
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Do you always do a daily water change, or just now that he's sick?
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Old 06-29-2013, 11:24 AM   #4 
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Just since he is sick. I'm doing 50% now that all the antibiotic is out of the water. He just sits on his plant all day
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