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  • Beta keeps running into things
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    11-06-2011, 11:43 PM
Keep me updated. I am off to bed its almost 11:30 here. ; )
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    11-23-2011, 04:06 AM
Alright...what the heck am I doing wrong now?

Betta keeps running into things and bouncing off them after about a week, give or take a few days of acting normal, eating, with a clean tank, normal filtration, water changes and weekly tank siphoning...
Now as of this past Saturday, he's been acting like he's entirely itchy on his head and gills, and he has red around his gills and back to hanging in the top corners of the tank...
So after a bit of research and eliminating almost everything in the book EXCEPT parasites, I went out and bought Tetra Parasite Guard on Saturday which is "supposed" to help. I started treating per the instructions; up to two doses per 48 hours, then 25% water change and continual dosing if needed. Which I've been doing.

Fast forward to today and he's NOT improving at all, still hanging in the corners of the tank, parasite guard hasn't(so far) helped...he's still bouncing off things deliberately trying to "itch" his head/gills.

What in the world is going on? I'm doing everything right it seems...and he's not getting better. I feel like a horrible fish owner at this point!
    11-28-2011, 06:49 PM
Last update I suppose. =[ The poor guy died this morning. He was having trouble swimming and staying afloat so I moved him to a smaller container with one of his aquarium decorations to help him stay close to the surface.

I got home and he was dead on the bottom of the tank. =[

I think I'm going to try again with another Betta after I give the tank a full water change and clean the filter.
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