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coolcucumber 01-15-2011 08:08 PM

Betta acting strangely?
my betta is acting strangely. not sure what it is, possibly just tired?

His dorsal fin is clamped, and hes lying on the gravel on his side. i havent seen him do this before, and ive had him almost 8 months. when i walk up to the tank he swims up and he eats well when i feed him, im just worried about the lying on the bottom of the tank. All the water parameters are perfect, and ive tested and re-tested the water numerous times today.

He's always been healthy, swimming around. Im quite worried. Any suggestions of what the problem might be?

tanker 01-15-2011 09:09 PM

What's the weather like? Mine tend to be especially lethargic on really hot days.

Romad 01-16-2011 07:47 AM

What's the temp. in the tank??

coolcucumber 01-16-2011 01:40 PM

80 degrees :)

Romad 01-16-2011 06:20 PM

Hmmm..... good temp. What size tank and what's your water change schedule? Do you use a good water conditioner and tap water when you do your water changes?

coolcucumber 01-16-2011 06:31 PM

Yes, i use conditioner. its 5gals, i change 30% every 1-2wks.

There was another betta who had it, it was a split tank, but it died. i think this one caught it. I got a new betta, but im worried to put it in the tank, incase it catches whatever my other one has. so, hes in a jar/vase for now.

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