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post #11 of 13 Old 01-29-2007, 06:39 PM
well if it doesnt its still a good home for him.
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post #12 of 13 Old 01-30-2007, 12:17 AM
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I have a betta that's acting really weird. He stays at the bottom of the tank almost all the time, usaully on his side. When he does finally go to the surface for air it's like "he's swimming through molasses". His color is fine, everything looks ok. What could be wrong?
well maybe you should clean him out if hes in a small bowl if not do a water change, my bettas do that when they are dirty.

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post #13 of 13 Old 01-30-2007, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
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i've cleaned out his bowl and put him into another larger one with a filter and a heater. He's still laying around on the bottom. It's like his tail half can't float. It seems to act as dead weight when he's trying to get to the surface, which is only about once or twice a day now.
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