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I don't know if he's sick or what, but my new betta Jett has been acting strange lately. He is a very young fish, barely more than a fry. He hasn't wanted to eat, I'm talking like he'll only eat three pellets a week and he normally eats two every day. I'm getting ready to move him up to a nice 10L tank that needed to be cleaned after P.K's death. Anyways, the tips of his tail are blood red, his gills seem inflamed, although they're usually a bit reddish. He's just been lying half on his side at the bottom of the smaller tank. I'm thinking maybe he's just depressed? I'm hoping it's more psychological and not an illness. Thanks for the help.

R.I.P P.K.
Hopefully not R.I.P yet: Jett

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Can you tell us more about him?

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 type of food do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you feed your betta fish?

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?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?
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