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Old 08-28-2011, 04:27 PM   #1 
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Unhappy Suddenly lethargic? Help

My betta fish Barney a few days ago was swimming around actively alot. But I've noticed yesterday hes a just not himself. His fins are all clamped, all he does is stay in one spot all day and only goes up for air. He wont even flair at his reflection anymore.

I dont know if this helps but hes been "yawning" alot. I need some help x.x
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Old 08-28-2011, 04:47 PM   #2 
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He also has white spots on his head and some around his stomach area..
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Old 08-28-2011, 04:50 PM   #3 
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Old 08-28-2011, 04:51 PM   #4 
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Im so worried about him :(
Poor guy looks terrible.
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Old 08-28-2011, 04:52 PM   #5 
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would uploading a picture help at all? :s
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Old 08-28-2011, 04:53 PM   #6 
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Yes picture would help!

Also try filling out this:
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)?

And, I think it's Ick, since you said "white spots" all over his body.
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Old 08-28-2011, 04:56 PM   #7 
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What size is your tank? 2 gallon
What temperature is your tank?75
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
How often do you feed your betta fish? once a day, 3 pellets a day

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? once a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100 percent
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?no

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

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Clamped fins,White spots on him.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? lethargic,
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 2-3 days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Not that I know, I just got him
How old is your fish (approximately)? Ive had hi mfor 2 weeks
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Old 08-28-2011, 05:00 PM   #8 
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Im not sure if those white marking on his face is ick or what.
Also when I first got him he would be darting alot around his tank
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Old 08-28-2011, 05:00 PM   #9 
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Hrm it does sound like Ick, all the symptoms point to it.

Here's the treatment:

Ick
•Symptoms: Betta has white dots (looks like he was sprinkled with salt) all over his body and head, even eyes. Lethargic, No appetite, Clamped Fins, Might dart and scratching against decor
•Treatment: You can treat Ick either conservatively or with medication. Ick is a parasite. Because ick is contagious, it is preferable to treat the whole tank when one fish is found to have it. Ick is temperature sensitive: Leave your betta in the community tank and raise temperature to 85 F. Then you can choose to treat with salt or medication. Conservative: Add 1 tsp/gal Aquarium Salt 3 times, 12 hours apart so that you end up with 3 times the normal concentration. Perform daily 100% water changes to remove fallen parasites before they can reproduce. Replace the water with the right amount of salt. Do not continue this treatment for more than 14 days. If it fails or you do not want to use salt, treat with Jungle’s Parasite Clear, API Super Ick Cure, or Kordon Rid Ich Plus. If your betta lives in a jar/bowl, then it can be difficult to heat the water. There are heaters for smaller containers, but you can also float the quarantine container in a larger heated tank during treatment. Do a full water change every day and add an appropriate amount of medication to the water.
•Alternative Treatment: Personally, I have not found Ick medications very effective. I prefer to use PP to treat all external parasites. In the past, I have used 3 or 4 different ick medications unsuccessfully, and every time I resort to PP which works like a charm. Do lots of research before using PP as it is a more dangerous chemical than most.

I can't really tell by the quality of the picture. Does it seem like he has salt sprinkled all over him? Little white spots everywhere?
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Old 08-28-2011, 05:02 PM   #10 
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Well I'll see if I can get some medication today :/
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