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Old 12-15-2011, 12:54 PM   #1 
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what's wrong with my betta?

i have a red vt male. when i first got him, he was doing fine. yesterday, i noticed that he keeps darting and going up&down the walls of his tank.

his water is heated, and i just fed him. i checked for parasites (since i read that darting around is a symptom), and there's none.

right now, i'm treating his little fin rot at the end of his tail with Aquarium salt and stress coat.

please help me figure this out! thank you!
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Old 12-15-2011, 01:07 PM   #2 
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Housing
What size is your tank? 2gal.
What temperature is your tank? about 80deg.
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.
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none.

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Aqueon betta pellets.
How often do you feed your betta fish? 3 pellets, twice a day.

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? because i'm treating his fin rot, daily water changes.
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? API stress coat/water conditioner.

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
i have not tested it.
Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? black tips at the edge of tail
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? darting at walls, going up&down rapidly.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? for his behavior, yesterday afternoon.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? for his tail, since tuesday.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no.
How old is your fish (approximately)? around 1 year?
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Old 12-15-2011, 04:09 PM   #3 
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If this is a sudden onset of change in behavior especially after a water change.....it could be either forgotten dechlorinator, not enough used or some type of contamination....and the environment/water needs to be ruled out as the cause....

I would make a 50% water change dosing the dechlorinator for the full volume of the tank-even double dosing-turn off the light...be sure the replacement water is close in temp of the tank water and double check your water temp too....
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If this is a sudden onset of change in behavior especially after a water change.....it could be either forgotten dechlorinator, not enough used or some type of contamination....and the environment/water needs to be ruled out as the cause....

I would make a 50% water change dosing the dechlorinator for the full volume of the tank-even double dosing-turn off the light...be sure the replacement water is close in temp of the tank water and double check your water temp too....
i changed the water, and he's still acting like this.
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