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Old 12-22-2012, 10:36 PM   #1 
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Breathing Problems?

Hello!

So today I was watching my betta fish when I noticed that it kept coming up for air every 30 seconds or so. After it takes a breath, it comes back down and spits out a little bubble.

Is he bored? Is his water lacking of oxygen? Any info would help very much

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Old 12-22-2012, 10:44 PM   #2 
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Does he blow a bubble everytime? Is he building a bubblenest maybe?
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:47 PM   #3 
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If he is continuously spitting bubbles that rest on the surface of the water he is building a bubble nest. Its a natural breeding behavior.
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:18 PM   #4 
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:O Thats awesome!! Thanks for the info! I learn something new about my little fishy everyday :)

Another problem, he seems to be frozen. I looked closely and his fins are swimming around still, but other than that he looks as if he is sleeping. Is he actually sleeping or is something wrong with him?
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:23 AM   #5 
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Can you please share pics and give some more info: http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=49233

The symptoms you are describing could also be other things not so pleasant
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Old 12-23-2012, 02:45 PM   #6 
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Well I think he is fine, because whenever I come upstairs to feed him he seems excited and ready for food. I think maybe he is just bored.

Housing
What size is your tank? .5 Gallon
Does your tank have a filter? No
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? Nobody else

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Freeze Dried Bloodworms
How often do you feed your betta fish? 4-5 Bloodworms 2 times a day

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? Once a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 90%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Conditioner


Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Hasn't changed
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Still at times, possibly boredom
When did you start noticing the symptoms? When I was watching him from a distance
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:06 PM   #7 
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blood worms are like candy or potato chips. They should only be given as a treat no more than once a week and then only one or two max. Also anything freeze dried needs to be throughly soaked in a cup with a little dechlorinated water to soften or they tend to cause constipation. The rest of the time bettas need a good quality pellet like Omega One or New Life Spectrum Betta. They also need one fast day a week.

Water changes need to increase for .5 gallon it needs a daily change.

In something that small you won't see a lot of activity so he may be fine, or ammonia build up may be hurting his breathing if you see a lot of rapid gill movement? I would just increase water changes, use Prime as a conditioner because it will help with the ammonia in ways most won't and find some pellets. For Omega One size you feed 3-4 split up twice a day and NLS feed 5-8 split up.
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:46 PM   #8 
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Oh okay thank you very much!
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