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Old 10-12-2012, 03:01 PM   #1 
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laying at bottom and acting lethargic

Housing
What size is your tank? 10 gallon
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter? yes
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? 2 other males (divided)

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? omega one
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 times a day

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change? once per week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? tetra betta safe

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

Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: haven't tested yet
Nitrate: ''
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? none
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? not very excited, wants to eat, but spits out food. I also noticed last night that his eyes seemed cloudy?
When did you start noticing the symptoms? yesterday
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill? he had internal parasites about a month ago
How old is your fish (approximately)? 1 year


Ok, last night when I was feeding, Sawyer wasn't very excited. He just sat there. Then I noticed that his eyes seemed different. It was like there was a cloudy circle right in the middle? I fed him. He saw it and grabbed it, but it came back out. He swam down to get it, and when it got in the rocks, he stayed down there trying to get it before swimming back up. I think he only ate one pellet last night. I put a mirror up and he gave a half-hearted flare. Then I floated him in a cup. :/ Today he is laying at the bottom. He can come up to swim, but then goes right back down. It doesn't seem like he's breathing hard, but he is acting lethargic/doesn't want to do anything.

I know this isn't much info, but can someone please help!?
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:35 PM   #2 
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Anyone? He seems to be breathing a bit hard.

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Old 10-12-2012, 08:56 PM   #3 
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That's frustrating. What's the temperature in your tank? A betta will get lethargic if he is too cold.

Are the other fish showing any signs of stress?

Have you tried doing a water change to see if that helps?
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:59 PM   #4 
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The temp is 84 now. Yes, a bit too high, but the room has just recently gotten warm, plus the tank lights heat it up a few degrees. The other boys are fine. I have done a 50% water change of the water in his cup, and no change. :/
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:06 PM   #5 
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He's in a cup? How big is the cup and how often are you changing the cup? Is that treated water?
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:09 PM   #6 
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Last night, I scooped him up in a cup along with the water from his tank. Today, I changed 50% with water in a jug that was left over from a water change I did in a smaller tank, so yes it was treated. I'm floating him to maintain the temp, but I can put him in a 1 gallon. I don't want to as he needs something shallow, and I don't want to stress him with a move. The cup is just a betta cup from walmart.
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:20 PM   #7 
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breathing hart can be gill flukes, external parasites. I read that he had internal parasites a month ago though. So you sure he don't have internal parasites any more. He is not boated and his poo normal color? If he breathing hard and lethargic also can be gill flukes.
Do you have aquarium salt?
I would really change the water if he was in divided tank with another betta. And i do recommend to do 100% water changes with acclimation.
You keep him in the cup in 10 gall,do you have another betta in that 10 gall?
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In that cup, you'll need 100% changes. Ammonia builds up quick.
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:22 PM   #9 
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What are gill flukes?

Yes I have AQS

He's floating (attached to lip of tank) in his section of the tank. Divider separates him from the other fish.
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:27 PM   #10 
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gill flukes are these little white worms with hooks for mouths and they stick to fish, mainly near the gills.
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