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Old 08-27-2010, 06:56 AM   #1 
Ashashi
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Unhappy My Sokka's acting weird and I dunno what to do!

Hi, I'm new to this forum. And I need a bit of advice... I bought a lovely blue half-moon betta from PetCo. about a month ago, he was doing well until recently. He was flashing and it looked like he was scratching up against things so i started to get worried. I noticed that he actually looked like he had a bit of red on him while checking him out, so I assumed he was getting or had velvet. So th emoment i had a chance i went to the petstore, got bettafix, a heater and a new plant for him (the old one snagged his fins) to help him out with it and to keep his fins from tearing anymore. He's been on it for a couple days now, but he's still scratching himself it seems. He eats very well, i'd been feeding him flakes at first. Then i got him dried bloodworms as a treat, then when i got his bettafix i got him the bettaGold Hikari pellets and he took to them really well.

But i just dunno what to do :< I don't wanna lose him. He's been rubbing against the heater too...
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Old 08-27-2010, 08:05 AM   #2 
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I think he has Velvet or Ich.
Housing
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?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?

Food
How often do you feed your betta fish?

Maintenance

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?

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
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)?
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Old 08-27-2010, 08:13 AM   #3 
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What size is your tank? - 2.5 Gallon
What temperature is your tank? - it was pretty low before, but now its a nice 82 degrees.

Does your tank have a filter? - no
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? - no
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? - None

Food
How often do you feed your betta fish? - once or twice a day.

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? - once a week with water I treated and let sit overnight.

What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? - about... 50% to 75% change each week.

What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? - Splendid Betta complete water conditioner

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? - No i havent tested it... i thought so long as i regularly changed the water the PH and amonia would stay relatively neutral

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
When did you start noticing the symptoms? - maybe a week ago.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? - yep, new heater to up the temp. and bettafix
Does your fish have any history of being ill? not at all.
How old is your fish (approximately)? No idea.


UPDATE: He's actually calmed down suddenly. He started flaring at the sides of the tank for no reason, so I put blank paper in front of it in case he was seeing his reflection or something. He hasnt scratched yet since, and that was a couple hours ago. And I think he even started a new bubblenest, huh...
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