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Old 01-05-2008, 04:11 PM   #1 
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My betta lays in the bottom of her tank...

Is something wrong with her? The only time she moves is to get a breath of air.
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Old 01-05-2008, 05:11 PM   #2 
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Re: My betta lays in the bottom of her tank...

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Is something wrong with her? The only time she moves is to get a breath of air.
The water is probably cold. Bettas become exteremely lethargic if they have water under 76 degrees.

What is the size of the tank and the temperature?
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Old 01-05-2008, 06:03 PM   #3 
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It's a 1 gallon tank(I'm on a limited budget right now, I'm saving up for a 3 gallon). I'm not sure of the temperature. Right now I have a powerful light next to it, to heat the water, but I am also saving up for a heater.
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Old 01-05-2008, 06:23 PM   #4 
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You know to turn the light off at night, right? Bettas need light/dark cycles like we do. Maybe, if you keep it on at night, it will make them tired? I don't know, just a random guess. I hope your betta gets better :)
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Old 01-05-2008, 06:34 PM   #5 
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Hmm, I didn't know that. Thanks for the advice.

But, the only reason I haven't turned the light off is because I don't want the water to get too cold in the night. I live in Indiana and because it's winter the house gets very cold at night.
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Old 01-05-2008, 07:03 PM   #6 
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Here's something that I used to do:

Take a sock, fill it with rice, knot the sock closed, and microwave it. It works like a heating pad.

Maybe you could also try wrapping a heating pad around the tank? Make sure there's someplace that is away from the heating pad, too, though, so that if a fish gets too hot it has somewhere to go.

I don't know if it is in any way bad for the fish, but that's what I used to do (the sock thing) to boost up my fishes' temperature in their tank when it was cold. I live in TX, so it doesn't get too bad, but anyways, that's what I used. Hope you find something out :)
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Old 01-05-2008, 08:01 PM   #7 
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I live in Louisville, Kentucky and Other red fish Gets along fine even though i din't have a heater. Since you don't have a heater, try raising the room temperature at night. maybe it will help
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Old 01-05-2008, 08:06 PM   #8 
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A sock heating pad...never thought of that! haha. I think I'll try that.

Would it work if I heated a rock and placed it in the tank?
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Old 01-05-2008, 08:21 PM   #9 
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Wow, what a great idea! Ill try that. Lately ive just been scooping out a bit of water and replacing it with warmer water. I'll try that. :)
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Old 01-05-2008, 10:12 PM   #10 
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Another weird thing is...she likes to lay underneath the filter where it sucks up the water...
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