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Old 11-28-2009, 12:48 AM   #1 
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Fish swimming on its side

I was changing the water in my aquarium today and when I was putting my fish back into the tank I think I may have injured him with the net. He swims on his side now and struggles to go down from the surface.

His aquarium is always very clean and I don't think I overfeed him. Has anyone had anything like this happen before? Is there anything I can do? Thanks
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Old 11-28-2009, 01:22 AM   #2 
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also, his swim bladder / stomach area is noticeably enlarged
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Old 11-28-2009, 02:18 AM   #3 
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Sounds like Swim Bladder Disorder. Here is a link with lots of info. http://www.petfish.net/articles/Bett...dder_betta.php
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Old 11-28-2009, 02:35 AM   #4 
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I checked the site, it sounds like he might be constipated.. but I seriously think I may have injured him with my net when scooping him back into the aquarium =( I hope he will recover from it
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Old 11-28-2009, 09:41 AM   #5 
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It could be from an injury. I had a betta a couple of years ago that I rescued from a 9 year old cousin who did not take care of him. The poor fish had been knocked on the floor by their cat and it left him with a permanant swimbladder injury. He would be ok for awhile then he would be floating for awhile. He ate good and acted fine otherwise.
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Old 01-10-2010, 03:20 PM   #6 
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my fish does the same thing and i'm worried about my poor Xavier. Could he recover from this if it is something to do with his swim bladder?
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Old 01-10-2010, 03:24 PM   #7 
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Mine recovered from swimbladder disorder.
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