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Old 09-05-2011, 11:36 PM   #1 
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Unhappy Not eating?

After a couple days, i discovered that Excentric wasn't eating any of his food, i fed him today, watched him, and he only ate 1 flake, any suggestions?
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Old 09-05-2011, 11:41 PM   #2 
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i also filled this out , (just in case)


Housing
What size is your tank? 2.5
What temperature is your tank? 60-72 F
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? a small pinch of flakes and occasional bloodworms (once a week)
How often do you feed your betta fish? every 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? normally 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Water conditioner, or whatever its called

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia: N/A
Nitrite: N/A
Nitrate: N/A
pH: N/A
Hardness: N/A
Alkalinity: N/A

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? No
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? not eating
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 2 days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No i haven't
Does your fish have any history of being ill? not that i know of
How old is your fish (approximately)? maybe 9 months???
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Old 09-05-2011, 11:48 PM   #3 
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The temperature would be more suitable in the 78-80 range. Is it possible to add a little heater? The cooler temps may be making him a tad sluggish, and less hungry.

Does he eat the worms when you offer them? Another thing about bettas, is that they are spoiled little piggys and will hold out for their treats rather than eat their staple food when they can get away with it. Maybe grab a small pellet food by NLS or Omega One and see if he prefers those.

It won't hurt him not to eat for a few days, and he is at least eating the one flake, so it may not be a big concern. But if it's a symptom of a larger issue, it's good to know sooner than later.

He's acting just as feisty as usual?
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Old 09-06-2011, 12:25 AM   #4 
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The temperature would be more suitable in the 78-80 range. Is it possible to add a little heater? The cooler temps may be making him a tad sluggish, and less hungry.

Does he eat the worms when you offer them? Another thing about bettas, is that they are spoiled little piggys and will hold out for their treats rather than eat their staple food when they can get away with it. Maybe grab a small pellet food by NLS or Omega One and see if he prefers those.

It won't hurt him not to eat for a few days, and he is at least eating the one flake, so it may not be a big concern. But if it's a symptom of a larger issue, it's good to know sooner than later.

He's acting just as feisty as usual?
i know, imma put the heater in as soon as i can, and hes been sluggish lately........
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:14 AM   #5 
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I agree, I would blame the cold temp for him not eating. Also would suggest pellets if you can, those are normally more nutritious for them with more protein. Cut it up, presoak in tank water or garlic juice and he will start being the lil piggy that bettas are. =)
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