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Old 03-08-2013, 10:32 PM   #1 
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Betta Sleeping ???

My betta Jieber was laying on the bottom of the tank when i got home and he would respond when he saw me after i did a water change he decided to go lay down on the bottom of his tank again is he just sleeping or is he sick??? PLEASE HELP
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:34 PM   #2 
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Well... Fish don't sleep. Fill this out-

Housing
What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you feed your betta fish?

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change?
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?

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

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:08 PM   #3 
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he could be resting or something could be wrong. Bettas are active fish, if he is always lethargic laying on the bottom or floating on the surface, something is wrong.

Did you use water conditioner, acclimate him slowly back into the new water, do weekly water changes, have a heater?
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