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Hi guys, a relative of mine passed away so I had to attwnd the funeral and I last fed my betta on 15 july and I returned on 18 july so for 3 odays he had no food and was in darkness other than day light bt when I returned I noticed his behaviour was different he's sitting at the bottom and I took a straw n touched him and he never react also wen I put a mirror by him to flare he just sped away normally he'll go and flare and won't stop until I remove the mirror does any one knw y he's behaving like that also I added a slate like bridge on 14 july which I made myself with marine silicone n slate I dnt knw if that might be the change in his behaviour bt under the bridge is his favourite place ,
 

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What tank size is he in and what are water parameters? He may be suffering from toxic water conditions?


 

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Agree with the above. He should've been fine going that long without food, so I doubt that's the problem.

I'm truly sorry for the loss of your relative, by the way. I know that's hard. :'( :console:
 
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Thanks, he is in a 5gallon and I dnt knw his water parameters

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I'd recommend getting an API Freshwater Master Test Kit for testing the water parameters. Fish stores will also often test your water for you, but they might use the inaccurate strips.
 

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Jenks did that to me when i was away at christmas. took him three days to stop sulking. that's the best way i could desrcibe it. he missed his mama.

Id say do a water change and make sure his heater is working correctly. Check your parameters while your at it
 

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Witchydesign might be right on this, too. Bettas have such big personalities that they can sometimes also have attitudes, IME lol.
 

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I agree with the above. Going a few days without food is not a problem at all, they can go easily for more than a week without food without any health problems. Sulking is an entirely different matter.
 

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Bribery tends to work. Frozen bloodworms worked for me
 
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I think I might try the blood worms, I knw every one recommends API master test kit bt wat if where I live the pet stores dnt keep it wat kit will yurl recommend.

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You can order it online from Amazon, quite possibly cheaper than you can find it in stores:
 
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Guys he's back to normal now I think he was just a spooked out

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That's great!
 

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You can order it online from Amazon, quite possibly cheaper than you can find it in stores:
^Yep. It's like AUD$50 in stores here and I got it online (the genuine API product from an Australian seller, not even from overseas) for AUD$35.
 
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