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Okay so i just got 3 new male Betta fish. One of them is a red and light blue veil tail. Anyway, this one won't eat.... AT ALL or MOVE! I need some advice. My other 2 eat and move. Can someone please tell me what the heck is going on with him. He's in a three tank divider with a blue plant that he loves to hide behind. There is no type of aeration. Could it be because it needs fresh air or a change of water. Note that i just got them 2 days ago so could that be possible? If you have any information can you please respond.:cry:
 

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Can u plz fill this out:

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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If they're fairly new, then he might just need a few days to warm up. Just do your best to keep the tank clean and watch for any signs of illness. With this little information, I can't say much else.
 

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Housing
What size is your tank?
1 GALLON 3 divider
What temperature is your tank?
Thermometer says 78 (is outside tank)
Does your tank have a filter?
No
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
No
Is your tank heated?
No
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?
A Crown-Tail and a Delta-Tail

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
Dry Bloodworms and food pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish?
twice a day
Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change?
Just got fish two days ago
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
Just got fish two days ago
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
Water conditioner and Beta Enviro-Clean

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
No

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
Not Active and little furry white/gray balls on tail tips
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
Not Active
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Once brought home
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Yes with Bettafix medication
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
N/A
How old is your fish (approximately)?
N/A
 

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Housing
What size is your tank?
1 GALLON 3 divider
What temperature is your tank?
Thermometer says 78 (is outside tank)
Does your tank have a filter?
No
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
No
Is your tank heated?
No
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?
A Crown-Tail and a Delta-Tail

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
Dry Bloodworms and food pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish?
twice a day
Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change?
Just got fish two days ago
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
Just got fish two days ago
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
Water conditioner and Beta Enviro-Clean

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
No

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
Not Active and little furry white/gray balls on tail tips
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
Not Active
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Once brought home
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Yes with Bettafix medication
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
N/A
How old is your fish (approximately)?
N/A
 

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Okay well sounds like your fish maybe stressed out. Bettas don't actaully eat alot of the time. Sometimes they go days without being hungry. As for the inactive part it seems he may just need time to get used to his tank and surroundings. Maybe you should consider getting a heater for the tank. Even though now it is at a good temp. if it should drop tht could really harm your little guys. Also you mentioned he is in a one gallon with dividers, you should make sure since there a a couple dividers that he has enough space and enough decorations to keep him entertained.
 

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I don't know if I'm reading this correctly, but am I correct in saying that you have divided a 1 gallon tank 3 ways? .33 gallons is not enough for a betta, especially a male with a long tail. The ammonia in such a tank would also build up very, very quickly and need almost daily water changes. The boys in there are also gonna get bored without much space to swim around in. Just to give you an idea of how much space bettas need, my one male in a 2.5 gallon was getting bored there, so I had to upgrade him to a 5 gallon. The male in his old 2.5 is content there now. Still, all bettas are different. Each one should have at least 1 gallon to himself. In addition, when you use dividers, you need to make sure to put enough cover near the dividers so the boys aren't seeing each other constantly. This will really stress them out. In a 1 gallon divided 3 ways, there is no room to do that. Stressed bettas can easily become sick bettas.

Now, if this is not what you have, I apologize. I might have misinterpreted. However, if that is not the case, you need to get them out of that tank and into AT LEAST 1 gallon each ASAP.

If the room temp is 78, that means the tank is at least 3 degrees lower. Probably more than that. You need a heater. In the low 70s, the fish will be very inactive and prone to sickness. That could explain the lethargy by itself.
 

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Keeping 3 bettas in a 1gal together is...well, cruel. You need to get them each at least their own 1gal.

Please do more research on proper fish care :( I know a lot of pet stores say it's okay, but it certainly is not, and the care you'd have to give to keep them healthy in that thing would eat up all your free time.
 

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Keeping 3 bettas in a 1gal together is...well, cruel. You need to get them each at least their own 1gal.

Please do more research on proper fish care :( I know a lot of pet stores say it's okay, but it certainly is not, and the care you'd have to give to keep them healthy in that thing would eat up all your free time.
+1 All true statements. 1 gallon minimum per fish. Can't be said enough.
 

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u can stop posting now because, unfortunately, he died last night while my other two are still living trying to attack each other through the glass dividers. And I had them in a tank like this...
 

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I'm sorry for the loss of your fish.

To help save the others from suffering, I think it would be wise to get them at least a gallon to themself. Even walmart has nice 2gal tanks for about $15, or 5gal for $20. You can divide those easily and keep them cycled and heated properly, without needing so much maintanence.

Sorry to say, in that little box, the other two probably won't be far behind.
 

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thats too little of a tank. 1 gallon divided in 3? the minimum is 2.5 gallon divided in 2. possibly he is stressed. the tank is to small and i find bettas like filtering. i reccomend you get him(them) a new tank. if you only want one tank for all 3. get a 5 gallon tnak and divide into 3, thats 1.66 gallnos for each. great!
 
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