Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-04-2011, 12:22 AM   #11 
New Member
Join Date: Jan 2011
He shows no interest in betta pellets, so I am letting him have mysis and brine shrimp. I don't want to stress him too much so we wake up together, I turn on his lights (the hex has a blue LED light that I suppose is meant as "nighttime" but it kinda lights up the gravel like a blacklight would so I don't use it and really does a betta need a nightlight?) and we get moving. Then I thaw him a bit of shrimp and he eats. Then I siphon out 80-85% of the tank, as I don't want to scoop him out and place him under that stress when he still seems so lethargic and sickly, and replace it with new water with aquarium salt. Then he gets the tank lid put back on, the fluorescent lamps on the side turned on (for his plants, not part of the hex) and he's ready for his day.

I can see fin regrowth already, which I'm VERY happy for, but I do wonder when the lethargy will end? There's a difference between lethargic and lazy, and right now he's lethargic. Plus, this fish has figured out how to work the puppy dog eyes, I kid you not. So...anything I can do to help him *feel* better, or do I just keep on keeping on, since his fins ARE regrowing?
daynabunny is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Betta for community tank? pringleman1 Betta Fish Compatibility 17 01-07-2011 03:00 PM
Betta breeding in community tank.. what should i do??? phea2 Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 3 06-02-2010 08:11 AM
Female betta in community tank? Starbright Betta Fish Care 6 04-08-2010 11:34 PM
betta in community tank SinCrisis Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 12 06-12-2009 10:38 AM
MALE BETTA IN COMMUNITY TANK brianl78 Betta Fish Compatibility 9 07-02-2008 04:59 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:44 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.