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Old 05-22-2012, 07:54 PM   #1 
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Question death or not?

My betta, eli, has now a day of swiming and “standing“ in a kind of upsidedown position, kind of verticaly. i know that a fish is death when he/she is upsidedown...so, if he is kind of upsidedown ,does this means he will die soon D:!?!?! Please somene answer me i‘m desperate!!!
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:57 PM   #2 
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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 05-22-2012, 08:07 PM   #3 
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Would be helpful if you give more information. Also is he bloated?
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:15 PM   #4 
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Exclamation

But it does means something is wrong?
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:18 PM   #5 
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If you could provide information with the form provided, we could probably help :)
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:22 PM   #6 
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It is nearly impossible to answer without first providing the information about your water parameters etc.

Please provide more information so we can get a picture of what is going on in your tank, such as Ammonia, Nitrite and Nitrate levels at a bare minimum.
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Old 05-23-2012, 01:40 AM   #7 
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Fish can go upside-down without dying and standing does not mean he's going to die soon. That's a myth.

It does, however, mean he is sick and needs to be helped. There are a LOT of things that could make him act like that and the only way for us to figure out which thing is causing him to act strange is for you to fill out this. Just answer everything the best you can. I promise we'll do whatever we can to help your fish if you give us the right information.

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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 05-23-2012, 02:42 PM   #8 
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What size is your tank? not even a gallon, is small
What temperature is your tank? no idea
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? he lives alone

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? wardley's betta food
How often do you feed your betta fish? every morning nd night

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? from 4 to 5 days
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? all of it
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? this liquid which eliminates clorine and heavy metals

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? i have not :S

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

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? his kind of decolored
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? he doesn't move a lot, not even if i touch the glass
When did you start noticing the symptoms? yesterday
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? no
Does your fish have any history of being ill? he wouldn't eat the first days
How old is your fish (approximately)? 4 months and a half
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Old 05-23-2012, 02:47 PM   #9 
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I'm not as knowledgable, but I think that with such a small tank, you might need to change the tank even more often.

If your fish is sick, he might need to have the tank cleaned more often to get rid of any dieases that are living in there.
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Old 05-23-2012, 02:50 PM   #10 
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+1 ^^^

In such a small tank the ammonia builds up, and 100% water changed every 4-5 days is really not enough. You should also try to get the temperature of the water. If it's below 73-75 degrees that could also be a problem. It needs to be warmer than that (around 78) for the betta to really thrive. With coler water it's easier for them to get sick or stressed.
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