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Old 06-19-2011, 04:54 AM   #1 
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Bullied female.

Housing
What size is your tank? 10G
What temperature is your tank? 25-26c (stable)
Does your tank have a filter? yes
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? sonority of 5 females (I know it should be 4, so sush :P) and 2 gay shrimps.

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? tetra prima mini granules and freeze dried bloodworms
How often do you feed your betta fish? mini granules in the morning and some bloodworms in the evening

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? 50% once a week, sometimes 100% if I think the water is getting strange. (like once every 2-3 weeks)
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?I just said.. oops :p
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? tap water conditioner

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? (parameters were fine I just didn't bother to note them) :P

Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: near 0 :P
pH: 7ish
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Fins even more ripped :C
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Hasn't, I think I have 2 retarded bettas now...
When did you start noticing the symptoms? I thought she got slightly nibbed 2 days ago but I didn't check much, yesterday was my bday and I haven't been around to check the aquarium... When I checked she was beat up so I quickly removed her from the tank :P
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Yeah, salt treatment for wounds 1tsp/g
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Huh.. I think 1 week ago when I went to my LFS she was one of the fishes that most died from illnesses and the others had fin rot (from 10-15 bettas only 2 survived) :P
How old is your fish (approximately)? No idea, I would say from 1.5month to 3 months old (I have her for 4 days now)

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I don't know if this is possible but I think this poor female is being "bullied" or picked up from the other females, I mean, the aquarium is peaceful now, the others aren't biting eachother, just this one here... I don't know why :C

She came in with something weird on her eye, but with 2 days on the aquarium she recovered from whatever it was... Now her fins are all ripped, even more than it was when I got her and she is missing one of the ventrals.. I think if I didn't remove her yesterday maaybe she would have become a fish-food for the others... Kinda like what happened to Burd's sonority.

PS: I know you will say 2.5g per betta, but the last 3 females on the petshop were on the same tank as a male, who were attacking them, and my LFS wouldn't change him.. So I got the last female which is a dwarf :P.




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Old 06-19-2011, 04:57 AM   #2 
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Did you rearrange your tank before adding her?
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Old 06-19-2011, 05:06 AM   #3 
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yeah I made a 100% water change and put everyone for like 2 hours outside the main tank separeted, then I added all the females at once.. Besides she came in on the same day of the other 2 so idk ;(
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Old 06-19-2011, 06:17 AM   #4 
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The dark patches at the end of her fins are natural? If not, she might just have fin rot, although she does seem like she's been roughed up... Maybe you should let her recuperate in some water+ aq salt for now with some nice worms for protein to grow those fins back
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:09 AM   #5 
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it's her natural colour yes, she is red-blue'd coloured, quite nice actually.. I bought her with the fins ripped apart already, but wasn't as bad as this ;p

I'm treating her with salt and worms already, just wondering if that could randomly happen anyway.. also no idea how to reintroduce her back in a week time ;c
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:18 AM   #6 
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In sororities, the first couple of weeks can be pretty rough. It looks just like the others have decided she is the omega and as such their punching (and biting) bag. Give her time to recooperate and get back in fighting condition. Could we see a picture of your set up? If you don't have cover on all levels of the tank (top, middle and bottom), then you might want to add some and rearrange everything before adding just her once she is healthy. Then after giving her a few hours to explore and figure out the hiding spots, go ahead and add the other four either from meekest to most agressive or all at once.
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:29 AM   #7 
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will later I gtg, cya in an hour xD
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Old 06-19-2011, 11:45 AM   #8 
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There you go, sorry for the delay :P





There's alot of plants and hiding places so idk.. I could get some more plants and replace the last 2 plastic ones.. hmmm
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Old 06-19-2011, 12:01 PM   #9 
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You definitely should put in more hides and plants that reach the surface because that is where most bettas like to hang out. You don't want them to see each other up there easily Otherwise I think that is an awesome setup...
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Old 06-19-2011, 12:03 PM   #10 
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mmmmm... that will be hard... my tank is tall >_>!
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