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2 years ago #31
KJP
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In order to advise you accurately I would need some more details:
- tank size
- filter/heater
- your water changes routine -% and frequency

Betta when is upset or stressed can change colour, but usually this stress causes him to be paler. You are saying he was grey but now is blue - would you describe his colour now is more dull or maybe brighter now?

Usually ammonia poisoning causes fish acts very ill - I would like you take some spare time and read these blogs:
http://www.myaquariumclub.com/fish-profiles-betta- splendens-1543.html
http://www.myaquariumclub.com/ammonia-poisoning-the- shocking-facts-1491.html

Top Articles section has a selection of blogs on other important issues like nitrogen cycle you may want to read this as well

I would recommend a 30-50% water change asap with water treated with a conditioner like Prime or Stress coat.

Please let is know the details I asked for so we can advise you further Hope it helps!

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2 years ago #32
keanan
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thank you so much he was rely not well yesterdya but now he is doing better all active and swimming proberbly i used something wich de-chlorinates the water and medicene

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2 years ago #33
keanan
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thanks he is all better i found out that the pet shop was not kepping the fish in good conditions they never changed the water but he is better he is currently in a medicine tank

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2 years ago #34
KJP
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That's great news he is better - are you treating him with a medicine? Which one? It is better to medicate only when you can identify a disease. In your case it might have been the poor water quality. If you tank is small (less than 3g) and not filtered - I would suggest water changes about 2-3 times a weak of 50%. And it would be a good idea to get a small sponge filter.

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2 years ago #35
thea
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Something you said caught my attention. You need to use something that dechlorinates water EVERY time you add ny water. Chlorine will kill fish plain and simple. Hopefully you have been doing this.

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2 years ago #36
keanan
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thanks i will

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2 years ago #37
bubbles
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Change half the water with fresh no-chlorinated water.

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2 years ago #38
mary
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please tell me what will happen when you forget to put conditioner in its tank? will it die

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2 years ago #39
thea
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Maybe. Best thing to do is the moment you remember put the conditioner in. Best not to leave the fish in chlorinated water once you realize that you have forgotten.

I know someone who forgot to dose his replacement water when he added it into the tank and dosed the water after it had been in the tank for 15 minutes and his betta did not even notice anything had gone wrong.

So you may be okay too.

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2 years ago #40
A
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I did all of those things to my beeta and its still stays at the bottom of the cage!!

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1 year ago #41
My Sunshine
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I am extremely lost at this - never had a beta fish before. My beta does not seem to be active. I did not know I had to condition the bowl. The beta was given to me in a small bowl and I changed him to a larger bowl I bought at Petco. I bought him a cave and some silky fake plants plus a heater, but still I think he is happy and I don't know how to tell whether he is sick or not. Can you explain to me about changing the water 50% and how to do it. I bought him Polan Spring Water because I don' t trust my tap water.

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1 year ago #42
Nazira03
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First of all, a single betta needs a 5 gallon with filter and heater. You need to use water conditioner, its a thing that is needed. Using bottled water will have minerals and other bad things in it. If he is a new fish, he is just getting used to his home. To change the water, if you have a gravel vacuum, use that to clean the gravel, but if you don't, remove half the water and replace with same temperature conditioned water.


If you want to make your betta happy, put him in a 5 gallon at least with a filter and heater. Your betta will thank you, and be happy.

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1 year ago #43
Nazira03
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This is a old post, please do not post on it. If you have a question, post it on a new thread.

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1 year ago #44
Snowman
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I'm going to lock this thread and ask Mr. Sunshine to post a topic in our betta forum if more info is needed:
http://www.myaquariumclub.com/betta-forum-22298728/ Page186.html

I'd recommend it so specific instructions on how to set up a tank properly can be given. If you join, it will make tank set up a lot easier, it needs to be cycled which takes a few weeks and someone to guide you through it. The betta fans or I can do that but you have to join to PM anyone.

As mentioned, 5 gallons is about the minimum, 10 is easier to manage, anything less than 5 gallons is cramped and very difficult to keep the water clean and tiny tanks don't display the fish well.

I'm familiar with Poland Springs water and it's fine for your tank. Since I lived in the area where Poland Springs is marketed, I'm sure your tap water, if conditioned is fine, too. Seachem Prime is the best inexpensive conditioner, highly recommended.

Good Luck!

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