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    My Betta hasn't been eating for a while, prob about a week or more, I dont know what to do! and today i noticed he has a big white patch on his back, and on his top fin. Hes not looking good at all, i don't think hes gonna make it. I have no medicine or anything.

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    hayley...

    if you have absolutely no medication for your fish...do 50% water changes daily....and get some meds!!!

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    Hard to say what it is without a picture but sounds like maybe fungus. If your betta is to the point of not eating and its going on a week the situation is dire. You might try some fungus meds but you need to do it quick or you'll lose him.
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    ok, well i think were going christmas shopping on monday-money is tight!!! we are living paycheck to paycheck right now, so Hopefully he'll stay in there till then. What about salt?

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    oh and i tried to feed him blood worms, but do you think i could find them! my kitty hid them somewhere! things arent looking good

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    What type of tank/bowl is he in? Keep the water super clean. I would probably add some salt if that is all you have right now.
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    ok, hes looking a bit better. And it was right after a water change that that happened to him so i wonder if that had anything to do with it.

    How long do bettas usually live? because i have been thinking I've had my other betta, Bingy, for i think 2 years now, and he wasnt a baby when I got him either. He seems old to me now. Not like he used to be

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    bettas live two to three years most of the time. They can live up to five years and I've even read about seven years. But since bettas are usually a year old when you buy them (so their fins are long) He is probably nearing the end of his life span:( I hope he gets better though. I couldn't see why the water change would have done anything to him.
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    Hi,
    Sorry about you trouble.

    I have head salt can help. But wait till some one with better advice to answer that.

    IMO keep up the water changes. Also just a few question. What size tank is it in? Also what are the temperature? Also the same with the Water Parameters?

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