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Old 09-25-2011, 03:07 PM   #1 
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Question about my betta's behavior

My betta fish (Pip) loves to be fed and will follow my movements. He gets really excited when it's feeding time, and sits right where I drop his pellets.

Lately I've been noticing that he sits in that same spot all the time, even when I'm not in the room (and just peeking from another room - yeah I know it's weird to spy on your fish.)

Do you think maybe he's bored? Or is he hungry? I haven't seen him act like this before but he has been sitting in that spot for hours. (He sits in the watersprite that I have floating in the 5g tank.)
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Old 09-25-2011, 03:10 PM   #2 
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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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Old 09-25-2011, 04:14 PM   #3 
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Housing
What size is your tank? 5g
What temperature is your tank? 80F
Does your tank have a filter? Yes, a Marineland bio-wheel
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? Just live plants

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Betta pellet 1 per day, blood worms as treat
How often do you feed your betta fish? Once a day, with one day a week fasting

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? 1x 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? Seachem Prime

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

Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: <.25ppm
pH: 7.2
Hardness: Softish
Alkalinity: 120ppm

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Face has red patches, eye has bulge (see pictures at http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/b...ss-help-81331/)
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? (See above)
When did you start noticing the symptoms? One month ago, symptoms have not progressed
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? 2 months ?
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Old 09-25-2011, 04:16 PM   #4 
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Sorry, that feeding is wrong.


I used to feed him that, now I feed him pellets 3-4x a day with 1 pellet at a time.

The pellets I feed him are Tetra brand. Are there better brands out there?
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Old 09-25-2011, 04:24 PM   #5 
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Sorry, that feeding is wrong.


I used to feed him that, now I feed him pellets 3-4x a day with 1 pellet at a time.

The pellets I feed him are Tetra brand. Are there better brands out there?
Hikari is a good brand if you can find it, also New Life Spectrum. I really have no clue what's wrong with your boy, you seem like to tank good care of him. I'll bump this until someone can help you better.
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Old 09-25-2011, 04:55 PM   #6 
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HE could be your common betta, begging for food like the little piggies they are! I know mine do.
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