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Old 05-01-2012, 05:06 PM   #1 
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HELP! I really dont know what this is

He's been like this for 1.5 weeks now and I have no clue what's wrong

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Old 05-01-2012, 06:15 PM   #2 
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I'm not quite sure what your betta is doing in that pic...maybe if you fill this out we might be able to get a clearer picture of what is wrong with your betta..:
Housing
What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you feed your betta fish?

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change?
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?

Water Parameters:
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?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:56 PM   #3 
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Housing
What size is your tank? 2g
What temperature is your tank? 78F
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Pellets and blood worms
How often do you feed your betta fish? 1 pellet or blood worm/ twice daily

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? Once per week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 25%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Dechloriner

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Strips but everything is in normal range
Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Developed a white underbelly
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Seem tired but energetic when I'm nearby; occasionally floats on side
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 2 weeks ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Nope
How old is your fish (approximately)? 1 month old
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Old 05-02-2012, 01:43 AM   #4 
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Hard to tell from the angle of the picture, but it looks like he might be bloated. The floating to the side sounds like SBD- Swim Bladder Disorder. This could be brought on by constipation. Can you tell if he has had a bowl movement recently? Can you get a picture showing the side of him?
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:55 AM   #5 
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Hard to tell from the angle of the picture, but it looks like he might be bloated. The floating to the side sounds like SBD- Swim Bladder Disorder. This could be brought on by constipation. Can you tell if he has had a bowl movement recently? Can you get a picture showing the side of him?
I'll camera but he loves the camera! Also, constipation was my first thought but he doesn't want the pea and I've tried fasting him for 5 days.
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:36 AM   #6 
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Just an update,
he's hanging around the top of the tank, very inactive and will constantly rest behind the piece of driftwood or vertical (mouth down) in the plant. Here's a side of view:

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Old 05-03-2012, 03:41 PM   #7 
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my fish is doing the same thing his head is down towards the bottom and his body up
i thought it was the bladder or maybe he is depressed im still trying to figure it out
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