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    It looks like his find are kinda clamped together, and it looks like his pectoral fins are stiff and crooked? Doesn't look like theres any rot on the fin though? Now, he usually spends his time hiding and sometimes swims around in the middle of the tank like in the video. He doesn't even swim up to get pellets I drop into the tank..I try to change the water out every week (had a stint where it went about 2 weeks because I was out of the country). I changed the water again yesterday and seemed to make him a little more active but I'm kind of at a loss.

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    pH 7.5
    Nitrites: 0
    Ammonia: 0
    Nitrates: Very low



    FYI, I had to turn up video quality on youtube to see the issues more clearly.

    Thanks for any suggestions!
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    When you do your water changes, how much water are you changing out?



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    I usually do about a little bit above 50% since it’s a 5g
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    I honestly think he looks fine. Maybe check the temp in the tank, if they aren't at 78-80 they definitely show less activity in my experience.

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    Looks like a perfect healthy habitat for your betta.
    As for any issues there is nothing visually odd at all. Swims like I have had mine swim.

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    Well now I feel kind of silly. Haha
    I guess I need to try feeding him some live food and maybe he will seem more interested? And I also just thought his fins looked a little stiff and not fluid like they should be? but I could be just being overly paranoid. I will see about making the tank cooler, Most of the day is a little bit above 80 due to it being still blistering hot in my area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kattiq View Post
    Well now I feel kind of silly.
    Don't. The only silly questions are the ones you don't ask.

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    And a but above 80 won't hurt your betta either. Just don't let under 76 or over 84, both are about the max for betta comforts :) 78-80 is what's most often recommended but many people keep them a constant 82.


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    I found several if my thermometers off more than I'd assumed this summer and all my tanks were quite warm due to weather and my cooler being out... Both my bettas spent most their summer around 82-84 which was the warmest I'd ever kept them and they were perfectly happy with it.
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    It's good to keep a digital thermometer on hand, one that you can calibrate, to check the acurracy of your other thermometers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    It's good to keep a digital thermometer on hand, one that you can calibrate, to check the acurracy of your other thermometers
    Yes, most definitely.

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