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post #1 of 5 Old 12-12-2009, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
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Exclamation My betta Kilauea is not eating.

Kilauea is one of my five bettas who lives in his own tank.


Recently, I've been treating two of my other bettas for fin rot or pop-eye.

Kilauea has developed a white dot on his head just this morning, and I can't figure out what it is.

It looks like fuzz....

He never eats, and I'm getting pretty upset about it. Someone please recommend something?

His tank measurements are on my other thread and I had just changed the water temperature last night.

Also, here's some answers:
1. I feed my fish only pellets, no live food.
2. By the way, something white and stringy that has brown on the end is hanging out of him.
3. I can't figure out why he won't eat.
4. I have to change my fish tank temperatures because I found out they get too cold.

I hope that's it....

5 Bettas:
Spock
Chekov
Sapphire
Teak
Comet
Haleakala


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post #2 of 5 Old 12-12-2009, 11:10 PM
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i can assure you this is stress related, how much did you change the temputer and over how long of a time period?

the stringy stuff is most likely poo

you say pop eye OR fin rot? could we get a pic of the spot he has?

if it is fuzzy chances are that is a fungus or bacterial

if i were you i would maybe try metroMS AKA(metronidazole) to insure the stringy thing isnt a parasite and this stuff would also kill off any external parasties aswell. there is a med that is pretty much a all in one for fungus cant recall the name but i gurantee your LFS has it.
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post #3 of 5 Old 12-12-2009, 11:37 PM
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The first thing that comes to mind-- with the mention of stringy, white poo and a loss of appetite, is internal parasites. I would start him on a course of medicated food ASAP. Jungle parasite clear, Gel Tek and prazzipro are all good ones. You may have to soak live food with them to tempt him to eat.
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post #4 of 5 Old 12-12-2009, 11:44 PM
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i would like to add that metroms is made to be mixed with food, powder can be mixed into 2-3 tablespoons of frozen food paste for feeding and can be re frozen, so in other words mix up enough 2-3 tbs of the stuff and feed him enough to eat then re freeze the rest for continuance of medicating.
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post #5 of 5 Old 12-20-2009, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Guys, But this Thread is now closed, and I don't know how to delete it.


Kilauea passed away yesterday, so R.I.P. Aloe & Kilauea

5 Bettas:
Spock
Chekov
Sapphire
Teak
Comet
Haleakala


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Kilauea

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