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Old 01-12-2013, 06:09 PM   #1 
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Problems with a new girl

So yesterday I purchased a lovely orchid crowntail girl from petsmart. At the store she seemed to be actively searching the bottom for entertainment/food. When I got her home I realized she was unable to swim normally. She is constantly pointed head down, tail straight up while in the water. She can flail a bit to move, but other than that cannot right herself. She is not clamped, and seems healthy other then this balance issue. She is currently in my quarantine tank, but I am worried about the lack of improvement and am not sure how to treat her nor do I know what is causing this.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:13 PM   #2 
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Is she bloated? what color is her poop? Will she eat? How much ammonia was in the bowl you brought her home in?

Giving as much info as possible would be helpful http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=49233
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:50 PM   #3 
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She ate a pellet yesterday, but wont eat today. She is not bloated. Poop looks normal: tan, even thickness etc.

She has gotten a bit worse, now is floating with a curve, whereas before she was floating entirely straight in the water, tail up.
She was in a tiny petsmart cup, filled with about a cup of water. I did not test the cup water, though it probably had very high ammonia like the last couple bettas I purchased from there had.
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