I posted a message on the Betta Fish Care Forum titled (My Betta Fish Stopped Eating). This has been a struggle for me to firgure out how to post and than were to find it. I hope I have that correct and you find it there.
I am a new Betta fish owner as of two months ago. Now, his color looks a little pale. He has been laying at the bottom of the tank. I changed his water and he did start to swim around more. Now he is not eating. I just bought a 5 gallon tank with a filter, heater, water conditioner, ammonie alert, thermometer, aquarium salt, the whole works. Set it up last night and today I have been conditioning him for his new home.
Any and all advise would be helpful. Thanks
When you raise fry from eggs to adults...you get to see the unique personalities....no two are a like it seems.....they become true pets...or at least with a lot of mine....especially the ones I have outside.....they come running (swimming) to me...wag that tail, jump out of the water...so cute.....and so easy to condition too....all I have to do is give the side or rim of whatever they are in a tap or swish the water a bit and they all come to me......and then the colors...oh wow.....that changes daily it seems and then fins come in.....so hard to pick who stays and who goes.....
Okay, ill put a 2g tank in the 10g tank so they dont share water but stay warm, Yes, my largest is half an inch long, fat and nicknamed miss piggy for her aggressive fat self :)) Everyday there is a new developement in the fry tank, new fins, dots of color, funny behaviors :)
If you separate the big and little one...it will only help the little ones grow bigger faster....the stunting hormone the bigger ones emit can keep them small...so different tanks is a good idea......and I understand every one of them are important to you...as it should be......this is the really fun part too....watching them grow and develop......
i haven't really made a thread, i started treating my betta for fin rot on friday, and i quarantined him in his cup from the store. i put a gallon of water in a milk jug and i treated it with a 1/2 tsp of AQ salt and some stress coat+. everyday i do a 100% water change using the treated water. but now, i'll pour out the water, refill it and put 1 tsp of AQ salt. thank you for your help! (:
lol I guess i just expected them to all get along for the first month at least, if i had a big spawn number id just let what happened happen but with only 8 id like to keep them all. Ive decided to just float a gladware bowl with some holes in it in their tank and keep the two smallest ones in that. Hopefully they catch up and i can put them all in growout together then seperate again as needed. Ty :)