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Old 03-19-2011, 12:46 AM   #1 
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Exclamation I think my fish is sick D:

[I got my betta (Finnigan) a little under three months ago. He's a great fish, and has always been crazy full of energy!
When I got him, he was sick, but the store gave me antibiotics, and they seemed to treat it.
But now (3 months later) he's is ramming himself against the wall, is pale/losing colour, spitting out his food, and lurking near the bottom not coming up to the surface very often.
I thought his small tank might be the problem, so I got him a bigger one/another place to hide, but he's still acting the same way.
I'm pretty worried about him.
Any suggestions would be appreciated!

I'm also attaching a pretty bad picture of him, I'll try to get a better one up.

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heres the picture.
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Old 03-19-2011, 12:49 AM   #3 
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here he is a few weeks ago.
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Old 03-19-2011, 12:54 AM   #4 
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Awe, sorry about your little guy. :(

Could you fill out as many questions as you can? It will help the members here determine what's wrong and what to do.

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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)?
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Old 03-19-2011, 01:07 AM   #5 
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Housing
What size is your tank? 2 Gallon
What temperature is your tank? 77 F.
Does your tank have a filter? no.
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no.
Is your tank heated? yes.
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? nonee. He's an only child for now.

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Varies between Blood worms, and flake food.
How often do you feed your betta fish? Twice a day, 6 bloodworms or 2 flakes of food each feeding.

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change? 4 days a week,.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 25% first day, 50% second day, 100% 3rd day 25% fourth day, etc.
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Water conditioner.

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Yes, He has become rather pale D:
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? yes, he is much more lethargic, and has no appetite.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? a week ago.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill? yes.
How old is your fish (approximately): 94 days
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Old 03-19-2011, 09:11 AM   #6 
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He looks like he may be a little bloated. I would try to fast him for a day or two, and maybe do a little Epsom salt just in case he is constipated. I think 6 bloodworms may be a little too much.
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Old 03-19-2011, 01:47 PM   #7 
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Bloodworms are a weekly treat, like one or two a week. Flakes are really bad for water quality, and since you don't have a filter I suggest pellets. I like New Life Spectrum or Omega brand. Don't get the Hikari brand.
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