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Old 03-01-2012, 08:36 PM   #1 
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Question depressed fish?

I changed Pinky's water on Monday and ever since he has just hung out at the bottom of the tank. Not very sure what is wrong with him. He is normally a very active fish and always meets greets me when it is time to feed him. I don't even think he is eating. Please help.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:41 AM   #2 
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Often when a Betta has a change in behavior after a water change it can be due to several things......

If 100% and the fish removed-improper acclimation to the new chemistry-osmotic shock
If the tank was neglected and then large water change made-pH, nitrate shock could result
Not enough or forgotten dechlorinator used-chemical burns/shock
Too hot or too cold replacement water-temp shock
Heater not plugged in-too cold

Check your water temp to ensure he has the proper water temp and make a 50% water change dosing the dechlorinator for the full volume of the tank...be sure the replacement water is within a few degrees between new and old water....

Good luck and keep us posted.....

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Old 03-09-2012, 08:26 PM   #3 
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Try putting a mirror in front of the tank...
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