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Old 08-06-2009, 05:22 PM   #1 
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hey im new here and im some what new to the betta world and ive been readin ur guys threads for a couple of days but anyways to the point i have a Crowntail male i got at wal mart a couple days ago and just recently i walked in my room to check him out and he was layin sideways???by the way i have seen him eat yet?? then he swam up on his plant and his tail is always turn sideways???is this normal cause the male betta i got yesterday eats and swims..help plz
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:31 PM   #2 
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Welcome to FishForum! Sounds like a swim bladder issue. I'd fast him for a few days and see how it goes.
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:41 PM   #3 
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Sorry, but what do u mean fast him??? i just walked in my room again and now his flaring and swimming fine...could it just be his personalty for laying somewhat sideways for a min?

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Old 08-06-2009, 05:47 PM   #4 
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Fasting, meaning don't feed him for a few days.
Floating on their side isn't normal behavior, it's usually a sign of SBD. If he is swimming around fine, then he probably isn't constipated anymore. I would still fast him a couple of days.
Make sure not to overfeed them, it's so easy to do, especially with the food container usually giving the wrong feeding instructions.
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:58 PM   #5 
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and even if he looks so hungry like mine still dont feed i would recomend 1 - 2 days
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Old 08-07-2009, 01:34 PM   #6 
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aright thx guys
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Old 08-07-2009, 04:19 PM   #7 
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lol, thats what we're here for
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