View Full Version : Rocky the Betta

09-22-2009, 11:07 PM
I posted a few months back on my heartbreak of Rudy the Betta dying.

It took awhile, but I rescued another betta about 1.5 mos ago. In the store he sat motionless but managed the strength to look at me.

His scales were white and dingy...very thin fins - dull gray...emaciated body...his eyes were black as coal...however, he ate immediately after being put in his bowl

I started Rocky in a bowl and graduated him to a 10G tank, with a nice rock (Rudy's old rock--Rocky loves it) and some silk plants....his color improved to a nice bright Red/Crimson color...his fins are more shapely...his body normal.... his eyes slowly are revealing a beautiful beige color.... the black marks/gunk seemingly fatal at first (they looked raised) ... are now fading to red....

He is a great fish....loves to chase my finger...loves the mornings...

I have begun turning the filter off at night... as he seemed exhausted....and had a tore up fin one morning (I adjust the flow so its barely coming out, but one night it slipped...the water flowed to hard & it hurt him)....

Will that make the Ph fluctuate to much or is that ok to have the filter off 8-10 hrs?

09-22-2009, 11:10 PM
what kind of filter is it and what is it rated for? It if is rated for a 10 g tank then it should be fine for him. Else i would suggest trading the filter you have for an internal filter of a sponge filter with bubbler

09-23-2009, 12:02 AM
Yea, I would agree with somefishguy. If the filter is rated for a ten gallon it should be fine. Some bettas are over sensitive to water current and should be kept in tanks without filtration or with sponge filters.

09-23-2009, 08:04 AM
Its a biowheel filter.... the cheaper brand...Aqua Tech I believe... it puts out a heck of a current if its on full borne....

When I get paid in a few weeks I'll go up to the Fish Bowl on 518 and ask about a sponge filter.

Thank you fellas. Rocky just tore up his blood worms.

09-23-2009, 08:06 AM
Main thing was he seemed to have trouble eating...seeing/catching the food with the current... myb I can just shut it off while he feeds briefly, will try that...

he had stopped eating & thats why I changed..& it did get him eating again.

I think from his eye issues...myb he cant see very well.


09-28-2009, 08:25 PM
Poor little guy. I'm glad you're taking care of him and I hope he continues to improve.

09-29-2009, 11:04 PM
Thanks for the posts, Rocky's doing great... I hope he lives a long time... I would never put another fish in his tank.... it's all his

10-21-2009, 12:44 PM
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10-25-2009, 11:29 AM
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