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Old 10-19-2010, 11:29 PM   #1 
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Unhappy PLease help!!!

I just got my new betta. The first day he was flaring almost constantly. Today he just slowed down alot and sit at the bottom or top. I tested for ammonia and ph . PH was 7.6 and ammonia was o.5 I did a 100% WAter change and ammonia tested normal again. He also has not eaten at all since I got him. I have no Idea what could have happened. My brother also noticed a small lump on his side. He has also slowed breathing. The water temp is 81. I feed him hikiaro betta pellets and frezze dried blood worms. His tank is three gallons with one silk plant and a small clump of hogwart. He is the only one in his tank. That is about it.
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Old 10-20-2010, 11:25 AM   #2 
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Well, if you just got him it's likely he's still settling in, most bettas do that when you bring them home.

What's the water temperature?
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Old 10-20-2010, 11:38 AM   #3 
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If that is him in your avatar...wow...nice looking Betta......I agree, often it is just a settle-in period-however, with the ammonia reading it sounds like you may be leaving the uneaten food in the tank and it is causing water quality issues-how many days have you had him?

In a 3g with one Betta-unfiltered I would make twice weekly water changes-1-100% and 1-50%...
If the tank is filtered I would make twice weekly 50% water changes
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Old 10-20-2010, 01:50 PM   #4 
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It's filltered and the temp is 81. I have had him for 2 days. Could he have constapation?
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Old 10-20-2010, 01:52 PM   #5 
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Probably not, he's probably settling in.. my newest took five days before he calmed down and would eat/act normally.
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Old 10-20-2010, 01:59 PM   #6 
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Thank you sooooo much!
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Old 10-20-2010, 02:06 PM   #7 
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So he'll be fine even though he was flaring when I first got him?
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Old 10-20-2010, 03:50 PM   #8 
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Yeah, he should be perfectly fine.
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Old 10-22-2010, 06:31 PM   #9 
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I have bad news. I woke up and he was dead.
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Old 10-23-2010, 02:36 PM   #10 
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He died!
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