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08-12-2014, 05:58 PM #1
My Male Betta is acting really wierd!!
I have recently bred my beta's(2 weeks ago) and ever since then my male betta has been acting very strange. He is in a 1 gal fish bowl without a heater and without a filter with a room temp of 74, before I bred them he was doing great in this same set up, swimming around and laying on his betta leaf a lot. Now he does not lay on his leaf he lays on the gravel a lot(almost like he is sound asleep). When you do arouse or awaken him, he darts around like a crazy man but before to long goes back to his sound a sleep look on the gravel. He doesn't eat a lot any more and when he does its like he's attacking it. He also appears to be changing color a little, he was originally dark blue(almost black) but now appears to be getting some brown coloring.
08-12-2014, 06:00 PM #2Banned Red Arowana
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If you bred them in a heated setup he may be in a shock from temp change, or if the setup had a filter he could also be in shock because there was flow with a filter and he got use to that.
08-12-2014, 07:16 PM #3
To be honest he needs to be in a bigger tank with a filter and heater. Bettas prefer a higher temperature of 80 to 82. Are their any physical signs of disease? Does he look bloated? Does he have a lump right before his tail? How often do you change his water?Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.
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08-13-2014, 06:07 AM #4
Could definitely be the living conditions. Especially if he was in a larger tank at all before hand. A 1 gallon really isn't ideal for Betta's, although many, many people do it anyway.Planted 37 gallon, Low tech, with Cherry Barbs, Cardinal tetras, and red cherry shrimp.
08-13-2014, 07:33 AM #5
An ideal tank will be a 5 gallon.
also a filter and a heater is necessaryWhen everything goes without a hitch its only then do you realize something is wrong
08-13-2014, 11:29 PM #6
Well, if he was doing fine before he was bred then something else is probably wrong. There are plenty of bettas that live in 1 gallon tanks that are very happy and healthy.
08-14-2014, 11:21 AM #7
08-14-2014, 11:55 AM #8
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08-14-2014, 03:51 PM #9
08-14-2014, 04:30 PM #10
How is he now?
Is he still behaving the same?When everything goes without a hitch its only then do you realize something is wrong