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Old 11-23-2010, 06:50 PM   #1 
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Exclamation OH NOOOO! Betta fish wont eat!. And one possibly dying

Okay so I have 3 bettas. I have 2 in a divided tank and they are super healthy and active, but one ( my crown tail) isnt eating!. ? He is making HUGE bubble nest, and is super crazy. But wont eat.

Also my boyfriend got a fish and he was super active and eating this morning and when I got home his fins were clamped together, and he was barely moving. He jsut sat on the bottom of the tank for about an hour.


What do guys think is going on here?!?!?!??!?!?!??!?!


HE WONT EVEN MOVE WHEN WE MOVE HE TANK SLIGHTLY!
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Old 11-24-2010, 09:01 PM   #2 
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why isnt anyone answering? haha.
I am just really curious as to what is going on?
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Old 11-25-2010, 09:58 AM   #3 
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Sorry you are having problems...have a few questions...

How big are the tanks, how much and how often are the water changes and when was the last one, water temp, filtration, live plants, additives used, how long have you had them and is this the first time they have been sick, what kind of food...can you post a pic?
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Old 11-26-2010, 02:35 PM   #4 
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Fill this in-
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?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
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
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)?

Then we can answer your question with accuracy.
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:09 PM   #5 
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MY BOYFRIENDS DYING FISH

Housing

What size is your tank? .5 gallon
What temperature is your tank? room temp 70
Does your tank have a filter? no
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? no
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? pellets and flakes. betta bite.
How often do you feed your betta fish? 1-2 times a day

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change? 2x weekly
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 98% haha
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Water conditioner

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? NONE

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

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? fins are clamped together
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? curled up on bottom of tank. floating lifelessly at the top
When did you start noticing the symptoms? day after purchasing
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? water changes and nothing else because Im not sure as to what to really do.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? not that I know of, we just got him
How old is your fish (approximately)? Im guessing most petco/petsmart / petland store fish are about 1.5 years
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:16 PM   #6 
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CROWN TAIL BETTA NOT EATING!!!



Housing

What size is your tank? 10 gallon
What temperature is your tank? room temperature, 70
Does your tank have a filter? no
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? not yet. getting a heater next friday
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none. He dose live in a devided tank with a v-tail

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? betta bites and flakes
How often do you feed your betta fish? 1-2 times a day ( IN HOPES HE WILL EAT)

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change? 1x week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? water conditioner

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia: no
Nitrite: no
Nitrate: no
pH: no
Hardness: no
Alkalinity: no

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? for the better yes. lol
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? he is very active
When did you start noticing the symptoms? the day i got him until now he dosent really eat anything at all that I can notice.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO HAHA
Does your fish have any history of being ill? not since i have owned him
How old is your fish (approximately)? 1 year
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Old 11-26-2010, 11:07 PM   #7 
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For the boyfriends fish (btw thanks for taking the time to fill out!) you'll NEED to upgrade to at least a 1 gallon tank. Both tanks need to be heated to at least 76 degrees. (preferably 77-78) It should also be filtered.

The same applies to your fish.
IDK what your BF's fish is wrong. I have no experience in betta sickness. BUT- I do know I wouldn't worry about him not eating. He seems healthy. When he get's hungry, he'll probably eat. If within a 5 days he STILL isn't eating at all, come back.
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Old 11-27-2010, 07:18 AM   #8 
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okay thanks. I never knew they need heat until I came on here. So on payday (next Friday) I am getting a 50 watt heater for my 10 gallon tank. As for a fliter for the 10 gallon I don't think I will be getting only because I enjoy cleaning their tank and its a divided so I dont know how well that would work. My understanding was that, I did not need any kind of filtering system as long as I kept up with cleaning it 1 week and so on.

hahaha it's hard to know what information you are getting is right or wrong. So I am glad I'm on here.

thanks for answering.
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Old 11-27-2010, 07:27 AM   #9 
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okay so here are some pictures of my CT. He moves around alot and fast, so its hard to get good pictures of him. But as you can see he is healthy and has a nice , big home. I wish I had gotten a picture of the HUGE bubble nest he has been guarding.
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