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Old 08-20-2012, 09:50 PM   #1 
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Sick fish?

My betta fish is laying on the bottom of the tank all of a sudden and breathing heavily. He will swim around a bit, but is acting strange. What can it be and what can I do?
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:06 PM   #2 
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Please fill this out, there are too many factors in fishkeeping to figure out what's going on from one behavioral symptom.

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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