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Old 06-18-2012, 05:52 PM   #1 
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Unhappy My betta looks dead....HELP!!

so like my title says my betta looks dead....he wont move....i have him in a 2 gallon(i would have gotten a bigger one but im in college and cant have a very big fish tank) tank with filter and heater.....he just stays on the bottom near his shell and he looks dead......i recently bought him at the pet store...hes been in his tank less than a week.....he was moving around and was having fun at first
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:15 PM   #2 
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This should be posted in the betta emergencies section, but fill this out. then we can help you more.
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:18 PM   #3 
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Did you add tap water conditioner?

How often do you clean the tank?

When was the last time you cleaned the tank?

WHat is the temperature of the water at?
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:30 PM   #4 
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i just bought the tank and i washed it with hot water including everything that i put in it....yes i put in conditioner too....its only been 4 days and it has filter and heater.....it just doesnt want to move....i was wondering if i should return him?
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:35 PM   #5 
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does he have a heater? They can be lethargic if cold. Its also possible he is sick. any other visible signs of sickness? clamped fins, fuzzies, white spots?
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:39 PM   #6 
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no....i noticed when i bought him he had a little fin rot but that was about it....he looks normal...his color hasnt changed he just lays all on the bottom...and doesnt move at all.....
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:40 PM   #7 
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How's his poo look too? Like...white and stringy, broken and clear in spots... is he bloated, or gasping hard?
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:45 PM   #8 
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idk ive never seen him poop.....the gravel i use is colorful so it makes it very hard for me to see it.....hes not gasping hard....nor does he seem bloated....he just lays on his side and looks dead...he doesnt move when i tap his tank either
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:52 PM   #9 
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can you post a picture so we can see what kind of community you have?
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:52 PM   #10 
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Hmmm can you get a few pictures? Even if they are not the best quality.

How are his gills? are they reddened, speckled, swollen...?
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