My little betta fish jumped out of his bowl yesterday and today he is real listless?
Topic: My little betta fish jumped out of his bowl yesterday and today he is real listless?
April 24, 2019 / By Ern Question:
my little fish jumped out of his bowl yesterday and after going through some trauma I placed him back into his bowl again, but today he is not his normal happy bubbly self. I also need to know what to feed him. i have been giving him little energizer fish food. they are green and red but he only eats the red ones. I also need some advice on how to change his water. he hates water change and doesn't do well with that. it takes him a good couple of days to get adapted to the new water. How often should I change his water??? what kind of food do i need to feed him??
thank you in advance for your help
Best Answers: My little betta fish jumped out of his bowl yesterday and today he is real listless?
Colt | 4 days ago
He'll probably need a while to recover, but bettas who get out and are found before they dry out usually recover with no problems.
Bettas are carnivores so the red pellets probably look more like meat than the green ones do. Green is plant colored, and they don't munch on plants.
A tank of 2 gallons or larger would be a more ideal home than a bowl. The tank has the benefit of a lid so your betta will be less likely to make a break for it like he can in a bowl. A heater might also do your guy some good, they're tropical fish who like temps between 75*F-82*F. The warmer water will help him recover faster.
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Originally Answered: My Betta fish lays at the bottom of the bowl, whats wrong?
That's what normally happens to a betta in a bowl.
It's in a small bowl of cold stagnant polluted water, the white stuff you see is fungus growing on the fishes body. Basically it's dying.
Read here how to care for a betta correctly.
He's a carnivore and the red pellets are probably made with more protein, that's why he's eating those and the green ones are probably from algae (which will give bettas little nutritional value. You must do a water change weekly, since it's in a bowl (a big no no), you have to do complete water changes and it'll always stress out the poor betta, that's why it takes two day for him to adapt. All this will shorten the bettas lifespan, he'll live about a year, maybe two if your lucky. If he's in at least a 2.5 gallon tank with a heater and sponge filter, up to 8 years. I currently have a green plakat, seven years old.
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Well, a 5 gallon heated filtered tank (which comes with a lid) will solve most if not all of your problems. Feed him commercial Betta food pellets. Brine shrimp and Bloodworms can be given as occasional treats.
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try adding aquarium salt (1 tablespoon per 5 gallons) to prevent any infection and strengthen the immune system. a 25% water change and temperature of 80 degrees will also help.
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Originally Answered: What can be done for a Betta fish with bloat?
Bloat as in swimming bladder disorder?
Try feeding her blanched and skin peas, cut to bite size. This is a natural laxative, and it can help. If that doesn't work, you could try adding a teaspoon of Epsom salt (it has to be Epsom) per 5 gallons.