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Old 01-30-2012, 01:17 PM   #1 
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So my betta Landin has been acting really sickly lately. I got him a few weeks ago he has never been really active but now he hardly ever moves, he tends to rest on the bottom and now and again go up for air. He'll move if I tap the tank lightly but only returns to the bottom a few moments later. He usually eats doesn't eat a lot but still will eat when I put food in. A few nights ago I saw him laying at the bottom not moving, I assumed he was dead but I tapped the tank and he immeadiently swam to were the heater was briskly brushed up on it and few scales seemed to fall off. I'm so worried about him:( any help is REALLY appreciated.

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What size is your tank? 1 gal
What temperature is your tank? 78 F
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?yes (air stone)
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? no one

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? betta pellets/ blood worms
How often do you feed your betta fish?everyday about 2 pellets

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? weekly
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? every 3 days 25% and after a week I do a 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? water condtioner
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Old 01-30-2012, 03:38 PM   #2 
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His color seems pretty pale, especially in the first picture, around his tail. Does he appear to have trouble swimming at all?
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His color seems pretty pale, especially in the first picture, around his tail. Does he appear to have trouble swimming at all?
He does swim a little odd, its kind of hard to explain though.
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Does it seem like he struggles to get to the top of the tank? Like he has to swim very hard?
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Does it seem like he struggles to get to the top of the tank? Like he has to swim very hard?
No not like that, he seems to almost swim on his side..like tilted.
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