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Old 04-22-2010, 05:32 PM   #1 
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Betta hasn't been eating with usual gusto

My betta Superman has been leaving food behind the last few days. I have even cut his intake and there is still flakes left behind.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 04-22-2010, 08:49 PM   #2 
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Try betta pellets c:
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Old 04-22-2010, 08:57 PM   #3 
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Try betta pellets c:
I'm just worried that he won't be able to fit them in his mouth. There are pieces of what I think is shrimp in his betta mix and he seems to have trouble fitting them in his mouth.

I'm also hesitant to do the pellets because I had a redcap oranda that I switched to pellets and soon after it developed swim bladder and eventually died.
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Old 04-23-2010, 12:34 PM   #4 
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How big is his tank, how much and how often on the water changes and when was the last one? and what is the water temp?
Sometimes when a fish behavior changes it is a water quality issue. Make a 50% water change for a couple of days and stop feeding him for a few days and see if he perks up any and starts eating again, also remove any uneaten food as soon as he stops eating so not to foul the water too fast.
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Is he pooping? Constipation is actually pretty common.
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Old 04-24-2010, 08:38 AM   #6 
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I do a water change once a week and a complete cleaning every 2 1/2 to 3 weeks. Last complete cleaning was done this week.
I keep my fish in a Hagan 1/2 gallon tank. I don't have a heater, but I do put the tanks in the sun part of the day to warm the water.
He has been pooping, but he seems to be sitting on the bottom of the tank lately.
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Old 04-26-2010, 01:34 AM   #7 
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If he's in a 1/2-gallon, I'd recommend doing water changes AT LEAST every 3 days.
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:02 AM   #8 
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If he's in a 1/2-gallon, I'd recommend doing water changes AT LEAST every 3 days.
Okay. I will do what it takes.
I have also noticed he has clamped fins now. He has been sitting on the bottom too.
My other fish Kimchi has the same set up an is doing fine.
This is upsetting.
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