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Old 12-05-2011, 07:44 PM   #1 
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Question Won't eat?

Akemi has pretty much no appetite and doesn't touch her food since a week or so ago. Anything I can do or should I just wait till she gets hungry enough?
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Old 12-05-2011, 08:40 PM   #2 
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Is she not interested or is she not even acknowledging the food? And can you fill this out please it may help it may not.
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 12-06-2011, 02:25 PM   #3 
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Housing
What size is your tank? 2.5g
What temperature is your tank? 79-81 farenheit
Does your tank have a filter? no
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? yes, with overhead light
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? flakes and freeze dried bloodworms
How often do you feed your betta fish? once or twice a day

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change? weekly
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100%
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?

Ammonia:no
Nitrite:no
Nitrate:no
pH:no
Hardness:no
Alkalinity: no

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? small white spot on back, does not use one of her fins as much, it seems shorter
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? does not eat at all
When did you start noticing the symptoms? about a week ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Had ick in august
How old is your fish (approximately)? got her from a pet store, i'm guessing 2? No idea, really...
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Note: she kind of acknowledges the food, then goes "meh" and swims away
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Old 12-07-2011, 05:39 PM   #4 
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Good news guys, she's eating again! but her fin is definately torn, the fin on the side of her body. I think she may have torn it when she took a little jump during a water change last Monday. Will it heal? She does not use it as much.
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Old 12-07-2011, 06:36 PM   #5 
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Any torn fins should heal pretty fast. As long as you keep the water clean, it won't get any infections. If you don't already, I'd recommend using API Stress Coat because it helps heal fins really fast. Also a high-protein diet, like lots of frozen bloodworms.

I'm glad she's eating again. Hurray!
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Old 12-07-2011, 06:39 PM   #6 
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hey thanks for replying! i have freeze-dried bloodworms, and i do weekle water changes. the water is pretty clean. as long as the fin will heal! :)
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Old 12-07-2011, 06:44 PM   #7 
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Yup, they will. It's amazing how fast fins heal. I bet by tomorrow or the day after you'll be seeing new fin growth. :D
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