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Old 08-06-2012, 08:40 PM   #1 
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Betta Fish Sleeps too much! Help!

My Betta is an Adult Half Moon Male Betta. He sleeps all day wrapped around the heater or in his hammock and only swims to get fed and then goes right back to sleep. He tends to swim as though he is having a seizure when he swims. He never flares his fins at all, not even when a mirror is in front of him. He used to flare sometimes. He also seems to make some bubbles while sleeping near the heater. Is he sick??? Please help. I am his Betta Momma since I do not have kids.
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:16 PM   #2 
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can you please fill out the information in the sticky at the top of this section?
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:17 PM   #3 
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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?

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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?

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Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

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Old 08-07-2012, 03:18 PM   #4 
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What size is your tank? 2.0 galons
What temperature is your tank? 79-81 degrees
Does your tank have a filter? yes
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? Aqueon Betta food pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 3 small pellets 2 times daily
How often do you perform a water change? once a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? all, once a month, then 25 percent weekly
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Splendid Betta water conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? Not yet
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Old 08-07-2012, 03:41 PM   #5 
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ok for a 2 gallon you need to be doing a water change every other day 50%, and a 100% water change every week. Everything else sounds fine.
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Old 08-07-2012, 03:47 PM   #6 
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Thank you so much! I actually got a temp contol heater because temps kept fluctuating from 75-84 when I was at work. Hopefully Lance (Betta) will not experience the temp changes so drastically all the time. I heard they can sick from too much temp change. BTW- Rummy is so cool!
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:34 PM   #7 
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Exclamation Emergency, Betta having head seizures!

Emergency! My Betta Lance has been having head like tremors. He looks as though he is having seizures in the head area as he swims to me to eat. He is not even coming to me for food, and is burping big bubbles out of hs mouth. I just had H20 checked and they said all is ok. His temp in tank is a steady 79 degrees? Will he make it? Whats going on?
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:38 PM   #8 
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Did you do a water change?
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:46 PM   #9 
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I did a 30 percent change 2 days ago. Water was tested yesterday pm.
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:47 PM   #10 
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These tremors are in his head area and he jerks his head left to right.
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