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Old 11-24-2012, 01:41 PM   #1 
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Unhappy Help With New Bettas?????

About an hour ago, I got home from Petco with 3 new bettas. 10 gallon tank, heater and filter.. One of them is perfectly fine but I'm worried about the other two.

My veil tail is having a hard time staying at the bottom. He looks healthy but he keeps floating to the top of the tank.

My delta tail is the one I'm more worried about. His fins are ripped so you can't even tell what type of tail he is, only by the sticker on the bowl I could tell. He is having a hard time swimming up to get air and he uses the plant to stay near the top sometimes.

I would add pictures but I'm on my iPod and i don't know how to. I'm not sure what is causing them to float/sink to the bottom. Any help would be great(:
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:03 PM   #2 
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All they all males?
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:12 PM   #3 
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If they are sick, they need to be kept away from the healthy one. I'm assuming your tank is divided. (If not, please do so, Bettas are highly territorial and aggressive and will kill each other) You can actually keep the sick ones in a small container floating at the top of their section, this will make it easier to get to the surface. It sounds like a swim bladder issue, epsom salts can help solve this.
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