04-01-2013, 08:31 AM
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Betta not eating, otherwise looks fine
It appears that Oscar, the betta, is on hunger strike. It's been about three days that he has not come out to eat. He mainly floats in amoung the plants, which isn't unusual other than he doesn't swim around all that much. I know he won't starve to death intentionally so either something is up that is not apparent or he's just trying to slim down.
I haven't changed much, a heavy pruning early in the last week with a 30% water change, same food, no new additions. I'll probably change water today, maybe tomorrow. He appears fine, great colouration, fins are healthy, "breathing" is normal, when he does move, it is active and not sluggish.
I would QT him but I feel that would be more stressful than just leaving him be at this point.