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Old 01-11-2011, 09:13 PM   #1 
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i dont know whats wrong

i posted a little while ago but my betta is still not well. he cant seem to swim and has no desire to. He doesnt startle when i clean his tank anymore and he wont eat. His tempurater is 78 and he has a airator. im keeping his tank clean and i try to feed him every 3rd day. The kids and i are worried that hes suffering. Please help. This is the best photo i could get of him
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:53 PM   #2 
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it's really hard to see, but there may be possible clamping of the fins? It's really difficult to tell. How often do you do water changes? What do you feed him and how often?
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:55 PM   #3 
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Oh, I misread ^^; I see that you feed him every three days...that's not very often, especially if he's not bloated. You should be feeding him twice a day or so every single day
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:03 PM   #4 
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I agree with Kiku how often do you change his water? A betta can survive on being fed every three days but its usually not recommended also depends on how much you feed him. Do you add anything to the water when you change it? Also try raising the water temp to maybe 82* F that might help.
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:03 PM   #5 
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The recommended feeding of bettas is 4-5 pellets a day, divided into two feedings. So maybe one feeding do 3 pellets in the morning, and the next feeding do two. Just some info for you :3 It's also recommended to fast your betta for one day a week. One feeding every three days isnt very good :/
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:16 PM   #6 
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Sorry you are still having problems...have some questions so we can help you better...

How big is the tank, how much and how often are the water changes and when was the last one, additives used, live plants, how long have you had him and how long has he been acting this way...can you describe the symptoms in more detail, have you used any medications or treatment?
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:30 PM   #7 
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i stopped feeding him every day cuz he isnt eating, i change his water every week, his tank holds around 10 liters of water and i put water conditioner in the water. i have had him for almost 2 years. I had the tempurature higher but he seemed to be getting worse and seemed happier when i lowered it. his face looks like its losing color and all he does is sit in one spot even if i move plants or clean his tank.
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Old 01-12-2011, 10:58 PM   #8 
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I would suggest doing a water change everyday 100% for a tank that size and see if that helps him.
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:18 PM   #9 
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i think he might just be getting old from what i read all the symptoms point to that
try to read on betta diseases and check out all of them if you still have nothing it might be age or something internal
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