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Old 05-31-2011, 02:31 PM   #1 
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What could be wrong with her?

My red female, Cici, is been acting strange ever since yesterday.

Her fins have been clamped up, she's turned a dark red, and is acting skimpish and isn't acting like her usual "TO MUCH STARBUCKS, COFFEE COFFEE, AAAAAHHHHH" behavior.


Housing
What size is your tank? 10 gallon sorority
What temperature is your tank? 80 degrees
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? No. (between the summer heat, and the amount of heat the light gives off, the tank never goes below 76 degrees)
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? 4 other female bettas (they are fine and acting normal.)

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Pellets mainly. Sometimes betta flakes. They get bloodworms for a sunday evening snack.
How often do you feed your betta fish? Twice a day, once in the morning and night. They each get 2 pellets at feeding time.

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? %50?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Tetra Aquasafe water conditioner

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? Darker red colors, fins all clamped up.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Doesn't go crazy at the site of food or people anymore, will just swim up to see you, then swim away to the back of the tank.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Yesterday around 3pm.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? None yet.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? She once had a small case of being bloated about 2 months ago.
How old is your fish (approximately)? Not sure. I got her around the end of February.
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Are the other fish still doing well?

Do you have a test kit? Since you didn't list the numbers, I'm guessing that you don't test the water frequently--once I have a routine that is working I don't either--but it's possible that something has thrown the water quality off and she's more sensitive than the others. If you don't have a test kit, I would take some of the water to a fish store tomorrow to have it tested.

Also, is it possible that she ate something different from usual??

I hope somebody with some more definitive ideas responds!

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Are the other fish still doing well?

Do you have a test kit? Since you didn't list the numbers, I'm guessing that you don't test the water frequently--once I have a routine that is working I don't either--but it's possible that something has thrown the water quality off and she's more sensitive than the others. If you don't have a test kit, I would take some of the water to a fish store tomorrow to have it tested.

Also, is it possible that she ate something different from usual??

I hope somebody with some more definitive ideas responds!

Kumi
The other fish are fine, and are acting normal.

No, I don't have a test kit.
There aren't any fish stores here, the closet being 1 hour away.

I can't think of anything different she would've eaten...
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