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Old 08-18-2012, 04:46 PM   #1 
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betta floating

Housing
What size is your tank? 10 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 80f
Does your tank have a filter? no.
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no.
Is your tank heated? yes.
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? it's a divided. two other bettas in the tank.

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? zoomed pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 pellets in the morning, two at night.

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change? 2 50% and 1 100% a week.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 2 50% and 1 100% a week.
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? tetra betta safe.

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

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Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? hasn't.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? almost like... he isn't quite /there/
When did you start noticing the symptoms? today.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? no.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? he had fin rot when i got him, but that's it.
How old is your fish (approximately)? i'd say roughly a year.


I woke up this morning and checked on my fish, and he's just acting ... strange. He has his normal flaring attitude and /is/ eating. His floating doesn't affect his swimming, but he just. Swims like he's in a panic, maybe? Really quick and all over the place, when he does, and just carries himself to the top. When he stops, he floats half way onto his side. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSjVT...e_gdata_player
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Old 08-18-2012, 05:14 PM   #2 
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Could be swim bladder issues
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:23 PM   #3 
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i need to know what i can do for him :(
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:28 PM   #4 
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Here is a website that tells you all about it http://www.squidoo.com/betta-swim-bladder
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:33 PM   #5 
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he doesn't have a swollen belly and he's getting worse. :( it's like... he's being dragged to the surface, and is now laying /completely/ on his side
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:36 PM   #6 
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How long have you had him? If he is new, he could have been sick at the store
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:37 PM   #7 
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I've had him for five months.
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:40 PM   #8 
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Hm...Have the others shown signs of distress?
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:41 PM   #9 
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no, this is the only thing. :\ he's been perfectly fine... earlier he was even flaring..
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:44 PM   #10 
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I have no idea then :(
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