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Old 03-04-2011, 09:24 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Is she dying?!?!lease help!!

i just got home from a workout and i go to my room to see Noe (a femal betta) going crazy zipping thru the plastic plants and hitting the gravel hard she then slow down and floats up and i realized shes trying her hardest to go down but she cant! also when she stays up she goes side ways! please help what wrong with her i have her out of her tank and in a cup thinking it would help but shes still the same :C!!
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Old 03-04-2011, 09:32 PM   #2 
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answer these questions: http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=49233

it sounds like swim bladder disorder. Fast her for a few days, and keep your water super clean
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Old 03-04-2011, 09:33 PM   #3 
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sounds like swim bladder.. (caused by over-feeding)
tank temp?
tank size?
how often are water changes? how much water per change?
and most importantly in this case it seems, how much do you feed and how often?

fast her for a couple of days.. (no food)
answer those questions to start so we can see if there's anything else.. but it sounds like swim bladder.
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Old 03-04-2011, 09:39 PM   #4 
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What size is your tank? 2.5 gallons
What temperature is your tank? i dont know i dont have a heater so its room temperature?
Does your tank have a filter? no
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
no
Is your tank heated? no
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none

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

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change? once a week
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? aquarium salt and water conditioner

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
no
Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? she seems bloated
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? yes shes usually calm
When did you start noticing the symptoms? just now she was fine yesterda

Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? removing her from her tank and having her in her cup in case it was the water
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)? bought her at the pet store so i have no idea :C
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Old 03-04-2011, 09:43 PM   #5 
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im thinking shes young because i have 2 other bettas and i feed them the same amount though just to be on the safe side i'll feed them twice a week? as for Noe (the one thats were talking about) how long should a fast her?? will 3 days be good? or more?
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Old 03-04-2011, 11:54 PM   #6 
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What size is your tank? 2.5 gallons
What temperature is your tank? i dont know i dont have a heater so its room temperature?
Well what temperature is the room?

Does your tank have a filter? no
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
no
Is your tank heated? no
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? bloodworms
Bettas need more than just bloodworms. Bloodworms should really only be a treat.
How often do you feed your betta fish? once a day
It is best to feed 2-3 small meals throughout the day.

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change? once a week
You should be doing at least two water changes a week, one 50% and one 100%.
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? aquarium salt and water conditioner
aquarium salt is not necessary

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
no
Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? she seems bloated
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? yes shes usually calm
When did you start noticing the symptoms? just now she was fine yesterda

Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? removing her from her tank and having her in her cup in case it was the water
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)? bought her at the pet store so i have no idea :C

This sounds like it could be a slight food and water quality issue. Start doing more frequent water changes and get your betta some good food. I recommend New Life Spectrum Betta pellets. What ever food you get, make sure that it is for tropical fish and has at least 40-50% protein with the first two ingredients being fishy/meaty. Pellets are preferred over flakes as they are less messy and won't foul the water as easily.
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Old 03-05-2011, 12:04 AM   #7 
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More frequent water changes, yes.
Fasting yes. Good to do this until she has defecated a couple of times.
Add epsom salt at about 1tsp per gal
25-50% water changes each day until condition improves.

Try feeding your Bettas Hikari bio-gold pellets if you can get them. They provide the best diet for your fish without bloating or causing too many SB issues because they are a lot easier to ration.
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Old 03-05-2011, 12:08 AM   #8 
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More frequent water changes, yes.
Fasting yes. Good to do this until she has defecated a couple of times.
Add epsom salt at about 1tsp per gal
25-50% water changes each day until condition improves.

Try feeding your Bettas Hikari bio-gold pellets if you can get them. They provide the best diet for your fish without bloating or causing too many SB issues because they are a lot easier to ration.
No, don't get these. They recently changed the main ingredients and they are not as beneficial anymore.
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Old 03-05-2011, 12:55 AM   #9 
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This sounds like it could be a slight food and water quality issue. Start doing more frequent water changes and get your betta some good food. I recommend New Life Spectrum Betta pellets. What ever food you get, make sure that it is for tropical fish and has at least 40-50% protein with the first two ingredients being fishy/meaty. Pellets are preferred over flakes as they are less messy and won't foul the water as easily.
temp is 76
i also have these two


but none will eat them :T they bite it then spit it out and swim away.
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Old 03-05-2011, 01:04 AM   #10 
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Id still get a heater, to avoid severe temp. fluxes.

Do as they say, fast her and if she doesnt get better read up on epsom salt treatments.

Fast for about 3 days- do NOT offer bloodworms. Youve spoiled them and they wont want those. Its like spinach after nothing but ice cream.
They can live weeks (not healthfully and you never should allow it..) without food. Not eating for a bit, even after the fasting (as well as the others) wont hurt her. They'll nom when theyre hungry enough!
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