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Old 04-16-2009, 10:37 PM   #1 
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Sick betta

I was in petco the other day, i saw this white delta betta, but idk if its a true white betta, ive always wanted one so bad. it is very young, the body is a bit peachy/pinkish color but has this white look to it with a clearish white tail. looks real nice. but i def don't think its a pure white betta that i want. but anyways its really really pretty and i want to c if i can help it. so right now i have it in a bowl. its doing ok, def swimming a little better than when he was at the store. but what can i do to help it. he chills at the bottom or at the top really not doing anything. but when he's on the bottom hes kinda leaning on the side a bit.
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Old 04-16-2009, 10:47 PM   #2 
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Make sure the temp is in the high 70s
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Old 04-16-2009, 10:49 PM   #3 
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What size tank/bowl do you have him in? If you don't have a heater for him, he may be cold. He's very pretty, by the way.
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Old 04-16-2009, 11:05 PM   #4 
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i don't have a heater, but hes under a lamp that generates heat, the water is staying warm. he is in one of those betta keepers that u can get at like petco and petsmart. the one with the divider. but i don't have the divider in. so its got some room to chill...
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what food do you guys suggest i try feeding it
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Old 04-16-2009, 11:09 PM   #6 
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Does he stay on the bottom for long periods of time? Is he eating at all?
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Old 04-16-2009, 11:15 PM   #7 
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no not long periods of time to be honest. he will eat the tetra bloodworms but i'm not a big fan of them but i have em laying around. he will have a small one and thats it. i tried pellets but he will just knibble it and leave it alone
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Old 04-16-2009, 11:24 PM   #8 
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I would keep offering the pellets. Maybe try a different brand of pellets. The bloodworms aren't an everyday food. They should be fed as a once or twice a week treat. They will also eat freeze dried or frozen daphnia and brine shrimp. Those are fed once or twice a week, too.Bettas can be picky eaters, too. It may take some time for your betta to adjust to his new home.
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Old 04-16-2009, 11:24 PM   #9 
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Sounds like the small half gallon Double tank kits you can get that comes with the divider,

If so you will need to look into getting something bigger for your fishies sake.
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I agree.
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