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Old 08-09-2012, 07:19 PM   #1 
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Just Floats, Side Ways...

My newest Rescue, just floats side ways near the edge of the water, sometimes he swim a little, but even when i poke him he site there, then after a few pokes swims away... i dont want him to die, he wont eat, and i have a hammock int here so he can sit in it, and its heated, i took the bubbler out because it didnt look like he needed it... he would just get pushed around by it... i would really appretiate any help. please and thank you.
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:26 PM   #2 
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Picture? And Bettas don't need those aerators and air pumps. They hardly take in air from the water. It just makes it harder for them to swim. Is he bloated at all? And please fill this out: http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=49233
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:32 PM   #3 
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i cant take a picture,it wouldnt help he literally just 'floats' there, and then after being bothered a bit, swims away.... he's on the edge of life... :/
i took him out of the one gallon, took some water from my ten gallon, and put him in his cup, an put the heater in it... he's doing a little better, he's more comprehensive now... but he's still not well



Housing
What size is your tank? .5 gallons (hospital tank)
What temperature is your tank? 72 (as high as heater will go)
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? regular pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? i fed him one pellet today, he didnt eat it

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? 100% every day
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Prime Water conditioner, and AQ salt

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? no

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
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Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? a bit pale
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? sluggish
When did you start noticing the symptoms? about an hour ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? no...didnt know how
Does your fish have any history of being ill? hewas quite ill looking when i got him
How old is your fish (approximately)? a month or 2
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:35 PM   #4 
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Hm... I wouldn't do water changes every day. He'll get stressed and have an even lower chance. I would get him into the hottest part of the house and keep him there. Was he like this in the pet store?
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:37 PM   #5 
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i made a thread about him, and no, he's gotten worse... the 100% water changes are do to him being only in a half gallon, and him having fin rot.... ill try and find a warmer place, but its in an office building/guest house, not alot of places... in fact, there are none.... D:
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:45 PM   #6 
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Aw... Then I would put in 1/2 teaspoon of Aquarium Salt in his tank in the next water change. Pre-dissolve it first and then add it, and then acclimate and add him. It'll cure the fins and help him breath. Now, since you have to change the water 100% everyday because of the salt medication. I just figured this out right now so I hope he gets better. Is he struggling to breath?
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:47 PM   #7 
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i dont know, his gills move, barely and his mouth is at the top of the water... :/ he got imidiately worse when i added some fresh water, it was only a cup full, and i put 2 drops of Prime conditioner in it, but he just got even worse, not that he is in his cup with water from my ten gallon he;s doing a bit better, even though i had no time to acclimate him...
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So you didn't acclimate him? Ever?
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:52 PM   #9 
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I normally do, yes, this 1 time i didnt, it seemed like the water was bugging/hurting him i wanted him out of it quickly... and it helped a little... but no i normally DO acclimate them, i dont want to shock them.... :/
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:55 PM   #10 
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Okay... Well, I would just do the Salt treatment and try to move him to a warmer place in the building. Remember to do the 100% changes every day and I HOPE he gets better.
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