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    Quote Originally Posted by serbusfish View Post
    I dont understand how he could be fine for a year at 25'c and now suddenly would need 27'c? and would all my other fish be ok with this temperature?
    You can google the profiles for your other fish and see what their min and max temp range is for each of them.
    as for why he was fine for a year ... it's not that they can't live in cooler water, it's just that for the long run, they do better in warmer water.
    And the temp may not be the issue. It may be something else. We only mention it because a lot of us have kept (or keep) bettas and have learned they prefer warmer water.
    Actually, it would be great it that was the problem. Easily solved.
    I'd still also try the prazi pro.
    Again, just shooting in the dark here and trying to come up with some suggestions to try.
    Good luck with him. He's a beauty
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishmommie View Post
    You can google the profiles for your other fish and see what their min and max temp range is for each of them.
    as for why he was fine for a year ... it's not that they can't live in cooler water, it's just that for the long run, they do better in warmer water.
    And the temp may not be the issue. It may be something else. We only mention it because a lot of us have kept (or keep) bettas and have learned they prefer warmer water.
    Actually, it would be great it that was the problem. Easily solved.
    I'd still also try the prazi pro.
    Again, just shooting in the dark here and trying to come up with some suggestions to try.
    Good luck with him. He's a beauty
    Good advice above. Also, after a year the lower temp may be taking it's toll on his health - 3 deg can make a big difference. Your white clouds are cooler water fish, top temp for them is 71 deg, so 77 is way out of their temp range. The 77 deg temp is toward the top of the temp range for your other fish.

    I would treat with the PraziPro (as you have lost fish recently) and if possible, house the betta in a tank by himself at 80-82 deg. Then slowly (over several hours) lower your 29 gal tank temp to 75 deg (still too high for the white clouds, but better).
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    I have put him in a hospital tank and am treating with swim bladder medicine. I asked my friend who runs a local fish store about betta temperate and he said never keep them above 27'c, otherwise their lifespan will be shortened, he's been keeping fish for over 20 years so im inclined to trust him.

    Im going to try feeding pees to see if that helps, hope it does as he has no other symptoms besides sitting at the surface.


    29 Gallon: Veiltail Betta, White Cloud Minnows, Neon Tetras, Honey Gourami, Rummy Nose Tetra, Bolivian Ram, African Dwarf Frogs, Amano Shrimp

    6.4 Gallon: Halfmoon Betta

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    An update: turns out he's just lazy. In the hospital tank he has been swimming around normally as well as sticking himself to the filter, so he is now back in the main tank.

    To be fair he is quite large now and his fins are really long, so im not surprised he gets tired.


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    Good to hear. fish can be like people in so many ways, aggressive, timid, lazy, etc...
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    When you say: "sticking himself to the filter" do you mean he ends up sucked up against the filter intake?
    If so, then something is wrong. Unless you have a large capacity filter running that sucks him in, no fish should so weak that he can't pull away from the draw of the filter.

    I hope I misunderstood you....and all is well.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishmommie View Post
    When you say: "sticking himself to the filter" do you mean he ends up sucked up against the filter intake?
    If so, then something is wrong. Unless you have a large capacity filter running that sucks him in, no fish should so weak that he can't pull away from the draw of the filter.

    I hope I misunderstood you....and all is well.
    My Beta is almost 3 and has never been stuck to the intake, at least not that I've seen. He's in his own 10 Gallon with an AC 20 on medium. Temperature 81F and he is always on the go. I even have a floating mirror toy he (fights with) I put in for 1/2 hour every few days. He too has long, flowing fins...
    Life is tough, it's even tougher if your stupid.

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    No no he doesnt GET stuck to the filter intake, he swims over to it and sticks himself to it, so he doesnt have to swim around. He also has a leaf hammock he will sit on. He doesnt stay still for long though, just every now and again.


    29 Gallon: Veiltail Betta, White Cloud Minnows, Neon Tetras, Honey Gourami, Rummy Nose Tetra, Bolivian Ram, African Dwarf Frogs, Amano Shrimp

    6.4 Gallon: Halfmoon Betta

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    bettas do have some strange behaviors, for sure. glad to hear all is well.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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