Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-18-2009, 09:07 PM   #1 
molliefan09
Member
 
molliefan09's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Pinellas Park, Florida
Betta not eating

I have had Love, my VT male betta for a few weeks now and he was doing great!! I did the coke bottle deal with the filter to help with the excessive water movement but my filter doesnt always work so i have been doing extra water changes and testing. i noticed tuesday morning that he was actually laying in the curve part of the bottle but i didnt think anything of it because i know betta like being closer to the surface and he came right out when i went to feed him. tonight i did a 25% water change and vacuum and noticed i cleaned up about 3 days worth of food from the gravel and he still hasnt eaten tonights meal and he hasnt been as active although i did notice when i did tonights water change he had a rather large bubble nest built. In any case he is in a 5 gallon aquarium with driftwood, gravel as substrate, java mosss and a couple duckweed plants. the water tests good: ammonia 0ppm, nitrite 0ppm, nitrate 10ppm pH 7.6 and temp at 78 degrees....i have not changed his food since i have had him. I dont know how old he is as i purchased him from walmart...any help or advice would help...
molliefan09 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2009, 06:46 PM   #2 
JamieTron
Member
 
JamieTron's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Canada
has he eaten at all yet? have you switched diets at all?
JamieTron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2009, 07:49 PM   #3 
molliefan09
Member
 
molliefan09's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Pinellas Park, Florida
Exclamation

nope still has not eaten. i ended up scooping up the food from last night before i went to bed so it wouldnt settle to the bottom. i skipped feeding this morning and fed him around 6:00pm this evening and now, 8:47pm, he still hasnt touched it. no diet change it has been the same pelleted diet since day 1 and it is even the same jar. i have only had him and the food a few weeks and i checked the expiration date on the bottle just incase and it doesnt expire till 2011....he is starting to look skinny and his color is fading. he used to be bright red with some flecks of blue through out and now hes not as bright red and i cant see any blue....
molliefan09 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2009, 07:03 PM   #4 
molliefan09
Member
 
molliefan09's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Pinellas Park, Florida
UPDATE: i fasted Love for a full 24 hours and fed him about 15 minutes ago and he ate his dinner!!
molliefan09 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Betta Not Eating HRPFG2 Betta Fish Care 1 04-11-2010 08:35 PM
My Betta isn't eating! help! serenityroyal Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 12 03-08-2010 11:02 PM
my betta is not eating at all chairmanzala Betta Fish Care 14 08-17-2009 05:18 AM
Betta not eating Kathleen McKenzie Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 0 08-14-2009 12:41 PM
my betta is not eating flameon1 Betta Fish Care 3 10-13-2008 09:28 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.