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Old 08-19-2012, 06:44 PM   #1 
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Exclamation PLEASE HELP! My betta fish is gasping violently!

My betta is gasping and spazzing out under water and is slowly turning....and sorry for my language but he is TWIRLING AND slowly dying......HELP HELP PLEASE!!!
i think he might be gone now.....but help please! He just stopped doing his breathing thing..he was fine two seconds ago!!! I CANT SEE HIM BREATHING BUT HE IS FLOATING BARLEY SWIMMING..HELP!
please...my baby is dying in front of us....

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Old 08-19-2012, 06:51 PM   #2 
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Was this during a water change?
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:58 PM   #3 
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no!! D: his water was changed 4 days ago!! this is so random...now he is just lying at the bottom
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:01 PM   #4 
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Whoooaaa, watch your language. I'm sorry about your fishy though. :(
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:02 PM   #5 
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Can you take him out, or lower the water level if he cannot reach the surface so he can breathe..Has he been sick before, how long have you had him?
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:03 PM   #6 
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What size tank you have him in?
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:08 PM   #7 
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Click on this link,And answer the questions as best as you can

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Old 08-19-2012, 08:08 PM   #8 
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i've seen that happen before, it was due to water temperature that was too high. if your tank is heated, you might want to check that the heater isn't putting out too much power. unfortunately if that's the problem, it's probably too late for him, when they get to the "heat frenzy" stage there's not much you can do :(
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i've seen that happen before, it was due to water temperature that was too high. if your tank is heated, you might want to check that the heater isn't putting out too much power. unfortunately if that's the problem, it's probably too late for him, when they get to the "heat frenzy" stage there's not much you can do :(

Omg..really is that what it is..wow..I will watch for a high temp, that is scary..what would be too high..I have seen one of my tanks reach 82d..
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I'm so sorry that you have to go through this, how is he now? Did he make it?
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