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Old 11-23-2010, 11:35 AM   #1 
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Betta on the edge...

Sunday, I left to help my cousin move (all fish in all tanks were fed and happy) I stayed the night at his new house, came home around 10 or so and my thai betta was laying on the bottom of the tank motionless. I sat, staring at the tank for a few moments when he suddenly gave a flick of his tail and moved a bit. At that moment, a rushed and grabbed my spare critter keeper filled about an inch or so, added betta conditioner, and netted my poor little fish. I was just stopping home to shower, feed fish, etc. as I was on my way to visit my gf and go to a bday party...so i had to leave. I left him there, worrying the whole time. I arrived home to a fish sitting upright!! But this morning he was back on his side like I found him originally, and is showing no signs of getting better...



Housing
What size is your tank? 2.5
What temperature is your tank? 80 +-
Does your tank have a filter? sponge
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? bublles caused by sponge filter
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? n/a

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?aqueon
How often do you feed your betta fish? once a day

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change? 1-2 times a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 60&
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? betta conditioner, ph decrease, fertalizer (live plants)

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

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH: 7
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? n/a
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?laying on the bottom, often on his side / very inactive (thought he was dead :( )
When did you start noticing the symptoms? monday afternoon
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? moved to critter creeper with just enough water to cover him so he can easily reach the surface. added some conditioner
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)? 4-5 months or so?
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Old 11-23-2010, 11:42 AM   #2 
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Could it be shock from the PH changing? Messing with the PH isnt nessessary, the betta will adjust...
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Old 11-23-2010, 02:17 PM   #3 
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i have kept the ph the same since i got him a while ago. since it shouldnt be from that

he is looking better than he was this morning, but still very inactive
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Old 11-23-2010, 02:34 PM   #4 
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your tank is cycled I'm assuming. Is it possible anything could have gotten into the water while you were gone?
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Old 11-23-2010, 05:42 PM   #5 
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nope, got a lid that I made that fits perfect.



Well....it looks like he finally passed :/ I tried to do everything I could think of
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Old 11-23-2010, 07:09 PM   #6 
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:( I'm sorry CjRager.
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Old 11-24-2010, 11:09 AM   #7 
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I'm sorry about your fish!
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Old 11-25-2010, 05:08 AM   #8 
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Sorry about your loss!
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