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Old 01-14-2008, 12:56 PM   #1 
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my poor fish is suffering!!

I realize that my fish is 2.5 yrs old... i guess he's expiring:'(
I feel so helpless the poor guy is suffering badly, he's been gasping for air at the top of the tank all morning and as I was observing him he started darting around uncontrolably and banging into the walls. If anyone out there could give me some advice on what to do with this situation it would be greatly appreciated.... i hate watching him suffer like this
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Old 01-14-2008, 03:11 PM   #2 
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Bettas can live up to 4 yars old, sometims more but this is rarer. he may have a good while left in him yet.

Could you give us a bit more information? What temp is his water at? What size of tank? Any other inhabitants? What are your water parameters?

Gasping at the top excessively is a sign that there is not enough oxygen in the water. Make sure the filter breaks the surface a little to agitate the water.

When he started darting around, had you just put on the lights?

Ar there any signs of injury or disease?

We ned a bit more information before we can help I'm afraid.
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