hmmm. could be growth spurt or something. My patty just did that she was tiny then grew a bunch and developed. On the off chance it may not be that you can fast him for a day and see if he poo's.
He's got a black front so it's a pain in the ass to get pictures. I'll keep trying but the lack of lighting and the camera flash are both working against me. lolcan you post pictures of him?
Well when I first got him I used distilled water but my car broke and with one car and a military husband who works all the time it's hard to do much outside of the house. I used tap water that I treated recently. Maybe that's the issue? Someone said boiling water will clean the water as well but I have a 5 gallon tank and not any big pots that I can really use, just medium sized ones.oh and are you using tap water or well water? or bottled? lol I know its a lot of questions. I am just curious. want to make sure you list all the posibility's. I can tell you this much about water. Some tap water has ammonia already in it. Also, some metals in well water won't go away with water conditioner.
I had a walmart betta too I lost too after a 3 month fight. My first one in a long time. A steel blue veil tail. He died of a mystery condition he got in the "cup/prison" that of course made me want more and the betta bug bit me. I have eleven now.
The kinds of plants I bought are the same kind someone else on this forum uses in their tank. Moss ball, Java Fern & Amazon Sword.You can try to re-cycle if you want but I by no means am an expert on it. I do know some plants can be poisonous to betta. Maybe if you post what kind of plants you have someone can tell you whats going on. What size container is he in now and how often are you doing water changes? are you floating him in his tank to keep him warm? Are you using the same water from his big tank?
He could be old. He wasn't in amazing condition when I got him but I am trying to make his life less miserable. Going to boil some water in a few once I finish cleaning up the kitchen. Going to be a slow process but maybe it will improve his overall health. He was doing a lot better with the distilled but again I can't go buy that right now. Stupid car.hmm not the plants then. Maybe the water difference? So since the hubby fights you on fish stuff purchases (mine does too) I am assuming you have no water testers? I know it can be a change in water. He also could just be older. You never know how long they have been in those cups when you buy them. have you sent a PM to Oldfishlady? if not you can PM any of the Moderators. I use my parents tap water for my fish. I have well water that I don't trust since we live in between two active plants that burn and cut wood. Plus there is a mechanic garage behind me with an underground oil pit and we found oil drums in the woods behind us. I wish someone who has had this problem or knows about it would get on here and try to suggest something for you. I wish I could help you more.