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Old 07-14-2014, 11:04 PM   #1 
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New the betta but eager to learn and make my fish happy and healthy

Hey I'm new to raising and caring for betas I'm 15 and have a small time job mowing lawns I recently acquired a betta at a local pet store. He's currently in a 1 gallon fish bowl but I'm searching as hard as I can for something bigger he has no filter or lamp and he has a white spot on his forehead that just recently got a big red dot in the middle idk what it is. I need to know recommended plants filters tank sizes and anything to help this little guy and any others. Like I said I domt have much in terms of money but I will do what I can. Any info helps thanks
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Old 07-14-2014, 11:09 PM   #2 
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I forgot to mention I got him about 3 days ago and for the first few days he was active but recently he's been spitting out his pellets and just kinda sitting still at either the top or the bottom of the tank
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Old 07-14-2014, 11:25 PM   #3 
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If you want cheap and decent get a $30 3 gallon tetra tank with a $20 heater and $10 in silk plants. You can soak and use rocks as gravel and that's all gonna cost $60 total and it's all he will ever need. For his lump please fill this out and post pictures, 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)?


Most likely the treatment will be AQ salt ($10 but will last you years) and extra water changes, if you can you'll probably wanna upgrade his food and water conditioner but we'll see.
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Old 07-14-2014, 11:42 PM   #4 
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Sayla right now my fish is in a 1 gallon glass bowl I don't know the water ph levels or anything I don't have the kit yet I got the fish about 3 days ago and he may just be adjusting and the lump isn't really a lump it's more like a white spot it kinda looks like he is white there I didn't think anything of it until a bright red dot appeared but it looked simply like a color change I feed him 2-3 pellets twice daily in the morning and at night but sometimes he doesn't eat them I have had him about a week and I did a 50% water change today i treat the new water with drops that are supposed to eliminate chlorine and things that are harmful to the betta there is no filter no heater. O thermometer or plants yet I'm trying. To find something on craigslist and thanks for the suggestions on tank sizes and other things and like I said he went from being active to just kinda sitting there at either the. Top or bottom he will occasionally swim around for a few minutes. Oh and I believe he had made a bubble nest so if that means anything or why is behavior would change. Thanks for the help
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Old 07-14-2014, 11:44 PM   #5 
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And sadly I bought him from pets art idk is age or or history I just know I wanted to try and help at least one betta trapped in a tiny bowl and I did the best I could I spent about 27.00 on the setup I have now
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Old 07-14-2014, 11:48 PM   #8 
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Image doesn't work, in a 1g you need to be doing daily 100% water changes or else his own poo will poison him which will definitely cause beehavior changes. Try to keep him in a warm room. (74-80 degrees)
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How do I show you a picture of him
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