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Old 06-10-2009, 09:53 PM   #1 
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Unhappy I have NO IDEA what is wrong with my fish.. ....

so i just joined this site because it seems to have very good info. on it. and my Betta fish.... idk whats wrong with it. i looked at so many posts and idk.
to just get all the details in, so it might be long. I got my Betta fish around May 15. I got a male and so far I've just been calling him fishy. the first week i had him he was soo happy.. with the biggest bubble nest. and i didnt know what that was at the time... so i found this site. anyways he moved around so much and was very active. i fed him 2-3 pellets in the morning when i got up for school and at night around 7 or 8 pm. I was so satisfied that bubble nests meant my fish was healthy and happy. After a week and a few days I did his first water change/ fish bowl cleaning. it wasn't as hard as I thought. went well. That was all done i put drops into his water to make it pure or whatever and waited a little bit. he seemed fine and normal for a while then he started floating kinda at the top kinda sitting there, not moving alot. he had a small bubble nest then. he was still eating fine too. then he started acting lethargic and I called a friend and I just did another water change. I read on here that they can get stressed out. .and I wondered if he was sitting at the top cause of that. ...or if he's sleeping??? ? idk how a fish sleeps. lol. so it continually happened.. i would clean the tank, put drops in... he's be fine.. then this weird thing after a day or two. Now this week he just seems to be getting worse. he has a little bit of curl on the end of two of his main fins.. idk if thats just him or something bad.. . but it seems its getting worse. he had a little curl like that when i got him though. he also seems to be loosing his color a little bit behing his little fins. and he hasnt been eating much this week.. ..and NO bubble nests... .he tried eating a pellet that was blown up from the water but he is a small fish so he couldnt. he seems to have a problem eating his food this week or doesnt like it. ... ?? ?i have no idea. we did a water check at petsmart they said the water was acidic probably from his food that would be at the bottom. but he usually eats all and is fine. so i think thats all ...... its alot. it someone can HELP... that would be soooo amazing.

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Old 06-10-2009, 09:57 PM   #2 
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Woah, slow down.

First, hi and welcome to the forum!

Second: is there a heater in your tank?
Bettas become VERY lethargic in cold water. They're tropical fish and thrive around 82 degrees Fahrenheit.

Third: What exactly are you putting in the water to make it "pure"? The only thing you need is water conditioner and some clean water.

Please clarify and we'll be glad to help. :)
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Old 06-10-2009, 09:59 PM   #3 
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The curling of the fins sounds like fin rot. Use aquarium salt, and find something to treat it with.
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Old 06-10-2009, 09:59 PM   #4 
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Tian tian asked all the questions I was thinking of. But also, you shouldn't leave food sitting in the tank... can make the water acidic and that is really not good for the betta.
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The curling of the fins sounds like fin rot. Use aquarium salt, and find something to treat it with.

Curling or clamping, specifically? Either is bad, true, but clamping can occur when a fish is lethargic from cold, illness, etc.
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Old 06-10-2009, 10:02 PM   #6 
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How often do you change his water? What are you feeding him? How big is his tank? And does he have any discoloration in his fins? Do you use water conditionar?
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Is he in a tank by himself or with any other fish?
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How often do you change his water? What are you feeding him? How big is his tank? And does he have any discoloration in his fins? Do you use water conditionar?

EEEEeeee so many questions!!! This is fun. Let's see if she answers.
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Oh I didn't know it could be from cold water too. lol.
Maybe my babies don't have fin rot.
But their tanks stay about 78 to 80. I dunno.
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My little one used to curl his fins from day one when I picked him out. But now that I have him in his tank with a heater he rarely curls them. I am amazed by how different of a fish he is now in this new tank.
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