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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2006 12:46 pm Post subject: betta in trouble Reply with quote

 hi,
         i  have  a  betta  in  8  lts  bowl.  he  is  not  doing  well  since  yesterday.
 
 he  sits  at  bottom  all  the  time(only  from  yesterday),  but  when  i  move  my  finger  near  bowl  he  swims  up.  
 
 he  is  not  building  bubble  nest  now,  but  previously  he  was.  
 
 i  feed  him  food(pellets)  twice  a  day  and  occasionally  live  worms  (he  doesnt  eat  dry  worms).  eating  is  normal.
 
 i  change  water  once  in  a  week.  
 i  think  his  breathing  is  heavy,  his  color  is  bit  faded.
 
 what  do  i  do  to  bring  him  to  normal  condition?
 
 please  help!
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 How  old  is  this  bowl,  is  it  cycled?
 Kindly  check  the  water  for  ammonia  etc.
 In  the  meanwhile  change  the  water  immediately.
 Do  you  have  an  aerator,  if  not  put  one.
 What  is  the  water  temperature,  bettas  are  temp.  sensitive.
 Put  a  sprig  of  floating  plant  in  his  bowl,  it  will  help  to  stabilize  water  quality.
 If  this  is  a  regular  round  bowl,  do  not  fill  it  up  to  the  neck;  leave  it  3/4  empty  this  will  help  in  aeration.
 Although  bettas  are  surface  breathers,  they  will  be  stressed  in  oxygen  deficient  water.
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 You  might  also  be  overfeeding  him,  there  should  not  be  any  uneaten  food  in  the  bowl,once  a  day  is  enough.
 Kindly  check  this  link  for  more  information
 http://www.wetwebmedia.com/FWSubWebIndex/betta_splendens.htm
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2006 1:54 pm Post subject:  Reply with quote

 hi
         thank  you  mr.sandeepraghuvanshi  for  your  suggestion.
 
 i  do  100%  water  change.  i  did  yesterday  also.
 
 i  fill  bowl(round)  only  3/4.
 
 i  will  put  air  stone  in  bowl  and  check  temp.
 
 thanks  again!
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 Hi  pruthvi
 Do  you  do  a  100%  w/c  every  time  ?
 Please  don't  do  so.  Rapid  changes  in  water  quality  are  very  stressfull  for  any  fish,  even  more  so  in  a  small  bowl.
 Never  change  more  than  25%  water  at  a  time.
 Do  add  some  decholrinator  in  case  you  are  are  using  tap  water.
 Keep  us  posted  &  good  luck
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2006 2:22 pm Post subject: Re: betta in trouble Reply with quote

                                                   
pruthvi  wrote:                
hi,
         i  have  a  betta  in  8  lts  bowl.  he  is  not  doing  well  since  yesterday.
                 

 
 Its  all  because  of  water  quality....  I  am  assuming  here  that  it  has  not  reached  old  age.  Please  read  a  lot  about  water  chemistry!!!
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 Try  bringing  another  male  betta  close  to  his  bowl.see  what  happens  .
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 hi  pruthvi,
                   
                             put  in  an  almond  tree  leafsmall  one  or  piece  ,  this  is  called  as  the  poor  mans  water  conditioner  and  works  wonders  for  fish  especially  for  betta  as  they  are  known  to  live  in  the  same  conditions  as  this  leaf  creats,  my  personal  experience  says  that  "badaam  ka  patta"  works  great  for  bettas.  go  ahead  try  it  
     
             
                                                                           best  of  luck,
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 Is  it  a  dried  almond  leaf  or  a  recently  plucked  one  ...
 I  have  a  recently  plucked  one  ...
 Do  I  just  put  a  leaf  in  the  same  water  as  the  water  I  use  for  the  bettas  ?
 If  so  ,  for  how  long  ?  And  how  many  leaves  per  gallon  ?  
 Does  this  actually  work  ?
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 hi  ravindran,  
                                 
   1.  the  leaf  is  a  dried  one  
   2.yes  u  put  the  leaf  in  te  betta  tank  
   3.let  the  leaf  be  there  till  there  is  slimy  layer  on  the  leaf  or  u  can  keep  it  for  1  week  and  replace  
     i  dont  go  by  any  calculations  for  adding  them  leaves  
     4.you  can  say  that  this  really  works  by  seeing  the  male  building  a  huge  bubble  nest  under  the  leaf  his  most  favourite  location  in  the  tank
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ravindranak  wrote:                
Try  bringing  another  male  betta  close  to  his  bowl.see  what  happens  .                

 
 
 i  used  to  use  a  mirror  to  make  my  betta  flare......
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 Hi  saadali,
 Do  you  breed  your  bettas  on  tanks  or  small  buckets  ?
 I'm  going  to  try  breeding  with  this  leaf  now  ..
 Dr  mozart,
 Hmmmm..  the  mirror  is  a  nice  idea  too.
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 Best  betta  breeding  tank  size:
 something  close  to  18  x  18  x  7  inches.
 
 I  have  breeded  tons  of  bettas  in  this  (approx.)  size  tanks.  Its  good  for  many  reasons  like  lots  of  surface  area,    shallow  water  so  the  male  does  not  have  trouble  looking  after  the  fallen  eggs,  ease  of  siphoning,  can  put  aeration  in  a  corner  after  hatching.
 And  above  all  2  to  3  tanks  may  be  kept  on  top  of  each  other  (criss  cross)  in  this  method!  (  although  be  VERY  VERY  carefull  at  this)
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And  above  all  2  to  3  tanks  may  be  kept  on  top  of  each  other  (criss  cross)  in  this  method!  (  although  be  VERY  VERY  carefull  at  this)                  

 good  idea  -  only  if  kids  are  not  around  -  so  the  mantra  here  can  be  like  when  you  have  a  betta  set-up  like  this  take  care  of  your  'beti  &  beta'  Chuckle
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And  above  all  2  to  3  tanks  may  be  kept  on  top  of  each  other  (criss  cross)  in  this  method!  (  although  be  VERY  VERY  carefull  at  this)                  

 good  idea  -  only  if  kids  are  not  around  -  so  the  mantra  here  can  be  like  when  you  have  a  betta  set-up  like  this  take  care  of  your  'beti  &  beta'  Chuckle                

 
 
 lol    Chuckle
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