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Old 07-09-2013, 10:22 AM   #11 
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Looks underfed. Basically poor diet or poor health, possibly to begin with. With this base as background, your betta is more prone to sickness and diseases, which eventually leads to this current state of being. This is another good reason to stop supporting petstores who don't take care of their bettas. Good luck and I hope your betta recovers.
Okay, so would being underfed cause the discoloration as well? Obviously I dont really know what I am doing sadly. ive had bettas before but all either lived ridiculously long or died of obvious causes (i.e my baby sister dumping the whole thing of food into the tank) I have done what I was told to do, as far as feeding and cleaning, which I understand could have been completely inaccurate. I am also assuming that flakes werent the #1 choice in betta food?
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:59 AM   #12 
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Before I left the house he seemed to be floating corrected. All could do at the time was chamge his water. Im going to pick up some stuff and see of it helps as well. I am unsure of the temps I am unsure of but it isnt too cold to me. And he is in a .5 g, which I know now is probably too small.
Well thats a good sign that he seemed better. If you can get an in tank thermometer, $2-$3 glass attaches to the tank wall with a suction cup that would be great. If your room temp is 76F the water is going to usually be a few degrees cooler. The water temp is very important. A .5g needs to have a water change at least every 2-3 days. I think the biggest issue is the water temp & needing more frequent water changes.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:01 AM   #13 
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had something to do with yours c:
This thread isn't about me, its to help someone who has asked for help & in order to do that properly more information is needed.
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:51 PM   #14 
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+1 on Shellieca's advice. Changing the water is always a good first step if they aren't looking/behaving normally. Clean, warm water goes a long way towards keeping them healthy. What type of food do you feed him, and how much do you give him?

So that we have more information, could you fill out the form below? Answer what you can. Leave anything else blank.

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Housing
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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Old 07-09-2013, 03:23 PM   #15 
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@lovefordebbie, Lol.

@nezumionna, you want to try and increase water changes and feeding gradually. I would go for 82 degrees to hasten up his metabolism. Slow change is 'key'. I had always preferred pellets over flakes for feeding bettas; then live food over pellets. Good luck.
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:59 PM   #16 
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I went and bought two other types of food as well as some other stuff to see of hell perk up.
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:17 PM   #17 
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Cool, keep us posted.
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:25 PM   #18 
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He didnt make it. :( I did what I could. I just wish I could have done more.
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:54 PM   #19 
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That's okay. He was probably in misery, but now in a better place. And thank you for the update.
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:18 PM   #20 
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I'm sorry for your loss....
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