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My betta, Monster, hasn't been eating for over two weeks. Salt has brought him up from paranoia and haunting, fins clamped, the dregs of the tank, but he's still not eating. His poo is really strange: milky white, corkscrew-shaped. How he manages to poo without eating is a mystery. Never seen the likes of it. Any suggestions? And what's this about feeding peas to bettas?? He dormally gets a couple tubifex worms a day and disdains pelleted food. I'd hate to lose this ferocious fishie.

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my fish finally ate today after over two weeks of not eating. try dropping a pellet in every morning and night, taking them out if he doesn't eat them. he should eventually eat. Fins being clamped could mean the water temp is too low. do you have a heater? My fishes feces is the exact same as your fishes, and he was defecating while he hadn't ate also. The pea method ive been told and read it can work but can be harmful to your fish so i would try a different method.

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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?

What BRAND of food do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you feed your betta fish?
How much do you give at each feeding?

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?

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? (Be specific)
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
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