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My beta king is very sick he has not eaten in about 3 weeks and stays under his log 24/7 unless we move it to make sure he is still alive. Today when we moved the log he was to weak to swim back under and just lay on his side his body contorts n a c/s shape most of the time. I think he has been eating his tail because he has almost no tail left. His color has faded a great deal and his body is now black with no blueish sheen.

I can't find the questions I'm supposed to answer so I will answer the questions I can remember.

Tank perimeters

Ammonia .5

Nitrite 0

Nitrate 10

Ph 7.0

Tap perimeters

Ammonia .3

Nitrite 0

Nitrate 0

Ph 7.0

King is in a 5.5 gallon tank

We used to feed him aqueon betta food 3 pellets once or twice a day now we try one pellet every so often but he does not eat.

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  • Ammonia Level (tank):
  • * Nitrite Level (tank)
  • * Nitrate level (Tank)
  • * Ammonia Level (Tap):
  • * Nitrite Level (Tap)
  • * Nitrate level (Tap)
  • * Ph Level, (Tank) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)
  • * Ph Level, (Tap) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)
  • Tank information:
    • * Brand of test kit (drops or strips):
    • * Filter name and size (GPH/LPH)
    • * Additives and conditioners:
    • * Water temperature (With or without heater- please specify):
    • * Last water change date:
    • * Tank size (Gallons or litres):
    • * Fish in the tank (species and number):
    • *What is your water change schedule? Like how much and how often?
    • * Any new fish added into the tank:
    • -If Yes: Were they quarantined?
    • -If Yes: Quarantine period and process (meds added):
    • * List prior health issues in tank:
    • * Medications previously added to the tank:
    • * Medications on hand:
    Affected fish information:
  • * Diet- brand and amount/duration of feeding:
  • * Any unusual behaviour such as nipping, bottom sitting, etc:
  • * Any unusual findings on fish and in tank:
  • * Affected fish in quarantine or in main tank:
  • * Current medications being used on affected fish:
  • * Previous medications used to treat affected fish:
  • * If any, list previous health issues and treatment protocols taken:)
  • * You can really help us to identify with the concern more accurately if you post some pictures and a short video.

Here you go! :)

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I'm sorry your betta is ill. :( Make sure you answer the questions listed above for us, it would help immensely. :)

Have you tried soaking his food in garlic juice to entice him to eat?

Have you changed anything in your tank, or has anything been fluctuating recently? pH, temperature, WC's?

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Strips

Top fin 20

Prime

76 with heater

Last Tuesday

5.5 gallon tank

1 betta

30% every week

No new fish added

The only other health issue was tail biting.

Salt

The only medications I have on hand are salt and prazi pro

Sorry I didn't copy down the questions.I'm on my iPad (the tapatalk is different) and I can not figure out how to quote.

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I'm sorry your betta is ill. :( Make sure you answer the questions listed above for us, it would help immensely. :)

Have you tried soaking his food in garlic juice to entice him to eat?

Have you changed anything in your tank, or has anything been fluctuating recently? pH, temperature, WC's?

Yay i figured it out!

No I have not tried garlic juice but I don't think it will work because he never comes out from under the log thingie :(

No I haven't changed anything in my tank recently.

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