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Old 07-20-2012, 04:00 PM   #11 
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some bettas are just lazy... Seabiscuit does the same thing and occasionally swims over to a new sleepy spot... hes not sick or anything ... hes just super lazy and hes in 5G
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Old 07-20-2012, 04:22 PM   #12 
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So I got a new betta, Casper. He's a cellophane halfmoon. He was doing okay last night, as good as a new betta can be. But today he's doing something weird. He's resting on a leaf of his silk plant but not moving at all. Nothing is moving. I mean, nothing. I see no movement in any of his fins, no movement in his gills, and when I tap gently on the tank nothing. He isn't dead because when I stick my finger in the water or try to scoop him up he swims away. What's wrong with him? I figured there would be some movement when I tapped on the tank...nothing. Any one know what to do? Thanks.

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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 07-20-2012, 04:30 PM   #13 
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When his gills do move they look like they move fast, but he's not gasping for air at the surface.
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Old 07-20-2012, 04:58 PM   #14 
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Well, maybe he's just hanging out enjoying being out of his cup. But if it continues, and he never gets up to swim around, I would fill out the questionaire in the Diseases and Emergencies section.
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:12 PM   #15 
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I took a video of him when I got home. He went from his plant/thermometer to now sitting on the bottom. He just swims up to the top for air and sinks back down. Sorry you can hear me talking, lol.

http://s220.photobucket.com/albums/d...1342822257.mp4
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:17 PM   #16 
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Housing
What size is your tank? 1 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 79-80
Does your tank have a filter? No
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Omega One Betta Buffet pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? Usually I would feed 3 pellets twice a day, but I got him yesterday so I've fed him once and he ate 3 pellets

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? Just got him yesterday, 1 50% 1 100%
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? See above
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Jungle Water Conditioner & Stress Coat when needed

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? It's brand new water, just filled it up yesterday. He was acclimated in his cup adding small amounts of water for about 1 hour

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

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? No, not that I can tell
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Doesn't move, sits either on a plant leaf, on the thermometer, or at the bottom. His gills move a lot, they don't look like he's breathing hard just they move a lot and fast.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? This morning
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Not yet, no.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Just got him yesterday and he seemed fine
How old is your fish (approximately)? No idea.
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:18 PM   #17 
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Sometimes bettas dont move around when you just bought them let him get used to his tank before you freak out after a week give us a report :) My sisters did the same thing now he is zipping around his tank
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:38 PM   #18 
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Honestly to me he looks fine in the video. Personally I would just leave him alone to get used to his new house, and just carefully observe his behavior over the next few days and see if there are any changes.
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:14 PM   #19 
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Maybe try to feed him again, do you see he can make it to the surface for air, if the water needs to be changed again, do another 50% in a gallon size, water changes need to be 2-3x a week, at 50% and then a full 100% I would change half of the water and tempt him to eat..
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:22 PM   #20 
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Just saw the video, I remember when my Sammy did that once and It didn't look too good, so I did the water change, and it did help..but you need to keep a close eye on him, sometimes you get fishy's that are already sick, and then have to figure out what is wrong with them, but try that..and see if he responds better, keep in mind there isn't much room in a gallon size tank..to swim in..but maybe he needs a lil time to adjust, don't take him out, it may stress him, just take out a few cupfuls, and premix the new water with the conditioner and add slowly..try to feed after new water is added, and see how it goes..keep us updated..clean/warm water is a must and will get dirtier quicker..
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