Originally Posted by Jennabear7
I recently got a beta fish and I'm not the best owner I went to clean out my beta fishes tank (which hadn't been done in a while) and he was fine. But when we took him out of the tank and into a small cup he looked completely dead. It could have been shock because the water was a bit warmer than his water but we quickly poured him back into his tank. He sat at the bottom of the tank for a while but he would breath and move his front fins. While I was gone my mom cleaned his tank but he was still acting really weird. He just sat at the bottom of the tank and barely moved. I took his tank back upstairs and he would swim a little when I put in food but he looked like he was about to die. Finally today he was almost back to his old self but he used to have those beautiful back tail strings all sprayed out but now they are closed and he swims really weird. His back end kinda try's to wiggle but its obvious its hard he mostly uses his front fins now. Is his back tail broken maybe from the net?
Can you answer these please?
What are his water levels? (Ammonia, PH, nitRIte, nitRAte etc..)
What is the temperature in his water?
What treatments do you use in the water? (conditioner etc)
What do you feed him? How often?
How big is his tank? Did you cycle it before you put him in?
Does he have any "tank mates"?
How old is he? Does he have a history of being sick?