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Old 10-10-2012, 08:35 AM   #1 
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Help! Betta with labored breathing

I just noticed that my Betta Loki was laying at the botton of the tank, laying on his side and breathing heavily, and rapidly. i really do not know what it is, maybe stress? but his body looks very thin, even tho he gets a steady diet of 3 pellets every day. i have moved him from the filted 5 gallon tank, and into a betta cup that i brought him home in.
Thursday 10-4-i just added new fish to the tank, 5 pigmy cories, they all seem to be doing fine. they are very small and stay small, could i have caused a spike in ammonia? i havent tested my water yet, and im not to good about reading these, and i think my test strips are not good, they seem to give me different readings every time i use them.

please help! i do not know what i am doing wrong.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:40 AM   #2 
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Sorry, but only a betta can fit in a 5 gallon without this happening. Did you just put all 5 CORIES in the tank at once? A 5 gallon with that much fish should be cleaned atleast twice a week. Any signs of disease on the betta? BTW, pygmies need a minimum of a 10 gallon to be healthy, as they prefer schooling and larger groups.
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should i move him to a new tank and hope that he makes it?
the pigmys where given to me, now i feel absolutly stupid for doing this, what else can i do?
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:50 AM   #4 
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should i move him to a new tank and hope that he makes it?
the pigmys where given to me, now i feel absolutly stupid for doing this, what else can i do?

i would move him into about a 1 gallon so you can keep an eye on him and watch hm cloasely, if you need to medicate.

Keep the cories in the 5 gal for now, and No! Your not stupid!

can you post a picture?
How long has this been going on?


It might be ammonia poisoning. Is his gills red and inflamed/puffy? Is he having trouble breathing?
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:56 AM   #5 
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Omg..that happened to my betta..so i placed him in a gallon bowl with condition salt water..and we went back to normal the next day...but i dont know what i did wrong with my tnk that day..(im thinking that i forgot to add conditioner) but i really dont remember cause i was cleaning two tanks at thevsame time...good luck with your betta!
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:07 AM   #6 
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He has been like this since 7:30 ish ( says my mom who was home that early )
he usually hides in the plants, and comes up when he see's us, but latly it takes him a minute or two to notice. and today he didnt even try
right now he is right side up agian

his gills do not look puffy or red, he does seem to have trouble breathing, it seems rapid

how do i post pictures on here? i got some clear shots
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:40 AM   #7 
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He has been like this since 7:30 ish ( says my mom who was home that early )
he usually hides in the plants, and comes up when he see's us, but latly it takes him a minute or two to notice. and today he didnt even try
right now he is right side up agian

his gills do not look puffy or red, he does seem to have trouble breathing, it seems rapid

how do i post pictures on here? i got some clear shots
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:39 AM   #8 
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ok i attached the pictures, i just took them
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:30 AM   #9 
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well he is gone... no longer breathing....
thank you for all your help, now i feel just awful..... he was such a great betta and iv only had him acouple of months, and now iv lost him......
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