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Old 07-03-2012, 01:02 AM   #1 
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Quick question

I keep my red, male, half-moon betta in a five gallon hexagonal tank with a heater, filter, 2 water wistaria, 2 Sword Grass, snail, and an alge-eating fish.

Recently, I noticed my betta began to rest more and more. It would barly swim around at all, and when it did, anything that touched it made it "Flench" greatly. So, I did an 80% water change. All better. Swiming, no flenching, no twitching, nothing.

What was wrong?
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:39 AM   #2 
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How long had it been since your previous water change and how much of a water change did you do? Also, how long since you replaced or cleaned your filter?
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How long had it been since your previous water change and how much of a water change did you do? Also, how long since you replaced or cleaned your filter?
I change the water 20% twice a week

I replace the filter pad every month, and clean it every three weeks.
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I can't say for certain what may have been wrong. But it sounds as if he was at least a bit stressed. Bettas are very unique and IMHO don't really like their environment changed much. It could be he just wasn't feeling well or got over stressed for unknown reasons. Just keep an eye on him.

Glad he is better though!!
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