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Old 01-11-2014, 06:18 PM   #1 
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Betta Fish - New Tank Stress?

I've kept my Betta fish, Atlas, for a little over five months now, and have not had any problems aside from a bout of fin rot early on. Recently, I have moved my Betta fish from a gallon sized bowl to a 2.5 gallon Fluval tank. The idea was to have a filter finally, but I do realize that the filter on this tank is too strong for my fish so I only keep it on about a half hour a day. Anyhow, he was fine the first week he was in the tank, but since I moved back into my college dorm he doesn't eat and he appears to have missing and raised scales. I am concerned about him.


My betta fish has missing and raised scales towards his head. He will not eat. What do I do?

P.S. The tank is complete with a filter, a heater, and a thermometer. Frankly, he's in better conditions now than he was in the gallon sized tank, but appears to be doing worse.
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Old 01-12-2014, 01:35 PM   #2 
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Hi, could you fill out the form below so that we have more information? Answer what you can. Leave anything else blank, or put NA.


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?

What BRAND of food do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you feed your betta fish?
How much do you give at each feeding?

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?

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) / How long have you had it?
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Old 01-12-2014, 01:41 PM   #3 
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Having the filter on for half hour a day won't really do much. However, you can fix the problem current on a Fluval tank quite easily and cheaply by just putting a Fluval Edge pre-filter sponge over the outflow nozzle.

This would cut down on his stress and help keep his water clean.
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