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Old 08-29-2012, 07:42 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Sudden loss of ablity to swim properly

My blue half moon female betta suddenly lost the ablitiy to just swim down and stay put she struggles when she wants to go down and doesn't stay there long because she qickly floats back to the top. this is very important that i find out what this is fast because she is in a divided tank with another female betta.
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Old 08-29-2012, 11:45 PM   #2 
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Sounds kinda like a swim bladder infection? Hopefully one of the more seasoned users will pop in and help! Good luck on your girl, and I hope she gets better!

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Old 08-30-2012, 08:59 AM   #3 
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You should separate the two fish as allowing them to see each other all the time is not good atm for your sick betta. Make sure to keep the sick fish in warm and clean water. I'm not sure on how to treat it.

Read these threads, they are stickied threads on the forum:

I think you should focus more on the second link and on the "Swim Bladder Disease" topic.
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:35 AM   #4 
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For SBD if that is what it is, for sure, the treatment would be Epsom Salt, as it is an interal issue..if you have some, get a hospital tank ready and use 1tsp per gallon for 4-7 days..with daily water changes. Repeating salt as you go. I hope your little fishy gets better:)
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