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Old 09-02-2012, 11:56 AM   #1 
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My betta has been resting for 3 days

I think this is the right place.. He's been hiding in a flower pot and been laying there for 3 days. he comes up to get air every now and then, he's breathing heavily too and gets tired easy from doing that then he rests on a plant for a few seconds then goes down to his flowerpot to rest there. I feed him bloodworms and tropical flakes, he's in a 29 gal with heater set to 78f, he's got tankmates like platys and corydoras and 2 adfs. why is he doing this? I change the water 30% every week.

he's the one in my avatar..
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:13 PM   #2 
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It could be ammonia. Err.. maybe I would test the water. He could have an infection of some sort.
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:15 PM   #3 
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Hm... Isolate him for now and place him in a QT tank. Do you have a filter? I suggest to do a 50% change rather than a 30%...
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It could be ammonia. Err.. maybe I would test the water. He could have an infection of some sort.
Will test when I goto petsmart but I'm pretty sure it's not

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Hm... Isolate him for now and place him in a QT tank. Do you have a filter? I suggest to do a 50% change rather than a 30%...
I did change the water today, will move into qt.. yes I have a filter

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OK. But do you have a filter?
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OK. But do you have a filter?
yes, forgot to answer that
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OK, while in QT you... Try to get IAL (Dried Indian Almond Leaves) or washed dried Oak Leaves and put it in the QT tank. Lower the water level to make it easier for him to breath. And finally, don't treat until you know what you're dealing with.
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how long has he been in that big tank?
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how long has he been in that big tank?
around a month but he's been doing great in it since then
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:40 PM   #10 
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hmmmm, the reason I ask is I had a very active plakat type betta in a 20 gallon with some neons. He seemed fine for awhile but then the neons started dying and he got super stressed. I had to move him into a smaller tank where he seems much happier.

Are you sure the other fish are healthy? Are you sure the other fish aren't bothering him?
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