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Old 09-25-2010, 09:35 PM   #1 
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I just don't know what's wrong..

Some of you have seen my multiple posts (Sorry lol) but I got Nadador about a month ago and at first I didn't think he was going to make it, but for about a week he was doing amazing.

now..not so much.

He has gone back to being lethargic, clamped fins, slow movements and now he is pale-ing. His body his very pale, and so are the base of his fins. Sometimes almost his entire fins will turn pale, he'll look like a beige betta.
He also seems to be so much skinnier than other bettas I see. His stomach pokes out all the time, even when fasted and fed a pea...but his body is so thin.
He is now letting his head stay in one position and letting the rest of his body sink below it.
He is my avatar picture. This was during his good week.

He is still eating, but not as enthusiastically as he was for that 'great week'. Right now he is just at the bottom.

I have him in a 2.5 gal Critter Keeper with silk plants and a hiding place.
His temp is at 84 degrees.
He gets a 100% water change every 3 days, and I make sure the temp stays consistent when water changing him and I am gentle transferring him. I use water conditioner.
nirAte: 10
nirite: 0
Hardness: 25
Alkalinity: 90
pH: 7
I need to get an actual ammonia tester. All I have now is an indicator. It is always at safe.
I always scoop out uneaten food and I do my water changes on time.

He gets fed a variety of foods morning and night. (small amounts)

I'm really worried for his well being.I really want to give him the best life I can. He was doing great, now for the past 3 days he back to being lifeless again.

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Old 09-25-2010, 10:11 PM   #2 
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Now he is kind of laying on his side :[
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