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Old 01-04-2011, 03:42 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Please help!

Guys i think my betta Aragon might be sick or dieing! He is laying on the bottom of the tank . I just put a couple of fish flakes in for him but hes not even coming up to eat! What do i do!! I tapped on the glass but he looked like he twitched
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Old 01-04-2011, 05:37 PM   #2 
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Sorry you are having problems...a few questions so we can help....

How big is the tank, how much and how often are the water changes and when was the last one, water temp, filtration, live plants, additives used, how long have you had him and how long has he been sick, any treatments or medications tried-if so, what, how much, how long, appetite, food and feeding any other symptoms....can you post a clear pic...

More information the better....

Welcome to the forum by the way.....
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Old 01-05-2011, 07:48 PM   #3 
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My tank is a 2 gallon tank. I have had aragon since monday. Hes starting to go up for a little food and thats all! I have nothing in the tank but the fish and and some blue marble looking rocks. I havent changed the water yet. Hes only been in the tanks since monday.
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Old 01-05-2011, 08:10 PM   #4 
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heater?
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Old 01-05-2011, 08:13 PM   #5 
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No Heater. Is that important?
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Old 01-05-2011, 08:35 PM   #6 
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Hey BettaFishRule! Welcome :)

I also have a 2gal setup, and it's definitely very important to get a heater. I got a very good adjustable one (which is very important, because Bettas should be at least at 78* but some like it warmer) from PetSmart for just $12. It just sticks to the back of the tank and no problems :)

You should also get a thermometer so you can tell what temperature your tank is at. Chances are, that once you heat up the water and give Aragon some time to adjust, he'll be doing just fine!

Also, Bettas like pellet food much more than flakes, so you might want to get ahold of some of that. From what I've heard, many Bettas (including my own) LOVE something to hide/play in--just make sure that any openings are at least the size of your thumb.

It may take him a little bit of time to adjust, so don't worry just yet :)
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Old 01-06-2011, 04:30 PM   #7 
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Oh ok! Well i just got some plants today. Thanks for the help!! Oh and also Aragon is getting some stripes on him when i get close i can see them. Is he sick?
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Old 01-06-2011, 04:39 PM   #8 
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yay!

Those stripes are called 'stress stripes' and they'll appear when ever he's getting a bit stressed out. He probably just needs some time to get used to you.
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Old 01-06-2011, 04:43 PM   #9 
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Whew! Thanks!!
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Old 01-07-2011, 01:40 PM   #10 
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Oh and also im seeing tons of bubbles up top on the side of the tank and going to the middle almost. Is that bad?
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