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Old 05-26-2009, 08:50 PM   #1 
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Strange turn

As some of you may know, I have had a recent issue with my betta paul after a fight.

Yesterday he was doing well after his waterchange at the end of a betta fix treatment of 7 days. This morning he ate breakfast fine as I left for work as usual, but this evening, he was near the bottom of the tank.. He is having no problem coming up for air and seems interested in food as he is following it but is not able to eat it. He bites it then releases it. I have noticed that his mouth seems somewhat mishapen. Is there something else I should be doing? Water temp is fine, I am assuming water readings are fine considering I just did a 100% change...
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Old 05-26-2009, 08:58 PM   #2 
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Have you tried presoaking the food before feeding? Maybe try some Hikari micro pellets. They are really tiny and he might be able to eat those. Also, daphnia is tiny, too so he might be able to eat that.
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:08 PM   #3 
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That sucks, I would presoak the food like drama said, my male couldnt sawllow the food when I got him except for when I presoaked it so it might help, how'd he get in a fight?
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:11 PM   #4 
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:12 PM   #5 
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One of them somehow got through a divider.
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:23 PM   #6 
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Old 05-26-2009, 10:06 PM   #7 
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Ohh thats terrible, Im glad the one I bought securely fits down through the gravel too the lid and from side to side.
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Old 05-27-2009, 02:33 AM   #8 
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I hope the presoaking helps. Poor little guy.
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Old 05-27-2009, 07:40 AM   #9 
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I was unable to get small pellets, but I did begin to start to cut them in half with a razor. This seems to work. He ate 2 just now. He still seems to be hesitant with his food and flares at it more than usual. Perhaps his mouth is still sore and injured? Also I noticed that his tank temp is a little higher than usual. It normally balances around 78-79, but it has been slightly warmer in my apartment and his tank temp is currently 82. He is resting on the bottom again, which isn't common for him to do on a regular basis. I'm going to buy a heater today with the thermostat built in... I have on in my other tank that stays at 78. Any other suggestions? Should I put him back on Betafix? The problem seemed to occur immediately after I did the water change after his betafix treatment.
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I don't think it would hurt to try the Bettafix again.
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