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Old 09-24-2012, 12:45 AM   #1 
Iveray
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No idea what's going on - very sudden, very confused

I have no idea what's going on with my betta. He was completely fine earlier today, but I just noticed him floating on his side a few minutes ago. I've been watching him for a little while, and he only seems to roll onto his side every once in a while - then after a few seconds he decides he doesn't like it and moves. And he seems to be having problems moving his tail fin.

Housing
What size is your tank? 1 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 78
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? Pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 3-4 pellets twice a day

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? Usually daily, very rarely every other 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? Betta water conditioner, stress coat with aloe

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia: Less than 1
Nitrite: N/A
Nitrate: N/A
pH: 7
Hardness: N/A
Alkalinity: N/A

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? The only visible change is that he has a "drooping upper eyelid". I can't get a picture of this, I can barely see it myself
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He looks very tired and weak
When did you start noticing the symptoms? About 10 minutes ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I'm about to do a water change, even though I did one just a few hours ago
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Stubborn fin rot(and possibly tail biting), but he was improving
How old is your fish (approximately)? Bought as an adult 2 or 3 months ago
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:55 AM   #2 
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A little bit more info: he seems to sink/float in the opposite direction he wants to go. If he wants to go up, he sinks. But if he wants to go down, he floats. This is very weird x_x
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