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Old 06-19-2012, 10:12 PM   #1 
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chillen on the bottom?

my fish has been just hangin on the bottom of the bowl all day and i keep thinking hes dead, so i poke him with the net and he moves a little. its really sad and i dont know whats wrong with him, there shouldnt be a problem. im going to do a full water change tommorow but im still worried! any advice?
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:27 PM   #2 
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Do a water change today. Maybe there is something in the water?

Is there a heater? How warm is the water? Is there a bad, rubbery, plastic or burning smell? Is there yellow, or other discoloration in the water?

How big is the tank and how often is it cleaned?
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:48 PM   #3 
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Hi Baileyellicott. Obviously your little guy is sick and isn't feeling well. Usually it's a poor quality when they just sit on the bottom. Just like Sena stated above, a water change is needed right away. Also, could you answer all the questions below? You can cut and paste it into your response. We'll know how to proceed once we have all the information.

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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