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Old 09-22-2010, 10:23 PM   #1 
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Swimming on its side? PLEASE HELP!

My sisters betta tiki (which i love very much and am DYING TO ADOPT lol) is swimming on it's side and is bloated. What is wrong and what should I do?

He's in a hospital tank now with fresh water (added water conditioner and aquarium salt) with the temp at 80 degrees.

PLEASE HELP :(
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Old 09-22-2010, 10:34 PM   #2 
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You should fill out as much of this as you can so we can narrow down the possibilities: http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=49233

The most likely cause is simply overfeeding--how much and what kind of food do you give him?
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My sister feeds him 3-4 flakes. Haven't fed him since the day before yesterday because we were afraid that it may be overfeeding.
ALSO when he swims to the bottom his butt floats up bringing him up too

Housing
What size is your tank? he's in a 1G hospital tank atm but it was a 0.8L i know i know i tried to warn her but thats not the point now.
What temperature is your tank? 81
Does your tank have a filter? no
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? By a lamp light
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? flakes
How often do you feed your betta fish? once at night

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change? she did a full WC once a week but we are now doing every other day
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? AQ salt yesterday, but she add water conditioner everytie she changes the water

Water Parameters:
WE CANT AFFORD ONE ATM :(
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? Hasnt
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? swims on his side and floats up butt first
When did you start noticing the symptoms? yesterday (sept 22)
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?AQ Salt like aprox 1 teaspoon
Does your fish have any history of being ill?no
How old is your fish (approximately)? looks about 4-6months
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