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Old 07-29-2013, 11:07 AM   #1 
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Unhappy Emergency! Laying at bottom of tank...

Hey all,

I need some seriously help! I don't know what to do to help this betta. I adopted a betta from a girl at work who moved to another state. He has never been the healthiest fishy ever, but I really thought I could get him healthier.

Unfortunately, I'm not sure what's wrong with him. He wasn't eating much, and now he's just laying on the bottom of his tank, and won't even swim to the top. I've got him to the surface, and then he just sinks back down (w/o actually swimming). I feel so bad, I've tried clean water and all, but nothing I've done is working. I'm afraid I won't be able to save him... Any suggestions?
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:23 AM   #2 
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I'm not an expert, but I know they will ask you to fill out the sticky, found here: http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=49233

My first thought was is there a heater in the tank? And are you adding anything to the water when you give him clean water?
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:26 AM   #3 
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Answer as many of these as possible.

Housing

What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you feed your betta fish?

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change?
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?

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

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:00 PM   #4 
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What is the temp?
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