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Old 07-29-2011, 03:02 PM   #1 
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Unhappy My fish doesn't look right

Hello all. My beta fish is white fined and black body male HM and lives in a small 1/2 gallon tank with a little plant he plays with. He was really active and happily attacking me through the glass until yesterday. He was resting on the rocks at the bottom of the cage, witch he doesn't do often, for a while. I saw that his belly was a little bit bigger and his white fins have changed color a little. This morning he was up and he ate his flakes but his belly is still the same size, maybe bigger, and he is still lazier then normal.

Today I am going to give him a nice little salt bath, but I still don't know if that will be enough. I have three questions : What is wrong with my Ula, How do I help him, and can I use sea salt?

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Old 07-29-2011, 03:32 PM   #2 
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What salt should I use?
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Old 07-29-2011, 05:51 PM   #3 
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Welcome to the forum and sorry your Betta isn't well....we need some more information....at the top of this section you will see a sticky and this need to be completed...copy and paste it here...the more information we have the better we can help.....also post a pic if you can.....
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Old 07-31-2011, 04:49 PM   #4 
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Thank you! Well I gave him a salt bath and he seems much better! I am confused about the sticky thou...
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Old 07-31-2011, 04:59 PM   #5 
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This is the sticky. Please fill it out to the best of your ability.

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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