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Old 05-26-2013, 04:59 PM   #1 
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My betta fish laying at bottom of tank

She has been bloated for a year, and no matter what I tried it wouldn't go away. Now it is gone and she looks really skinny and was laying on her side and not eating. I transfered to a critter keeper and lowered the water levels so she could breathe I just got her to eat.
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What exactly have you tried so we know for reference?
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I've tried epsom salt, peas, bigger tank, different food, and fasting
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Alright, how's her poo been? Is it orange/brown and solid or white and/or stringy at all? Can I get a few pictures as well?

Was her tank cycled before?
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How can you tell what the poo is like? I'm getting some pictures now.
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Well if you keep the tank bare of any gravel you should be able to find her poo when she does it. The Orange/brown kind of curly and solid is normal which is good. White stringy or even solid is bad, that means internal parasites which is what I'm thinking she had.

Have you ever tried switching her foods? If not, what have you been feeding her, how much and how often? Did you leave foods in with her?
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the tank she's in is bare of gravel but the one in her old tank has gravel with lots of algae I've switched her food about 3 months ago because she seemed to struggle eating the bigger ones. Now I'm feeding her Hikari Betta BioGold. I'm feeding her 2 pellets per meal twice a day. I dont leave foods in with her
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Hmm alright. Is she still laying on the floor and also how old is she and can I get those pictures?

What size tank was she in before and how often did you clean it? (Sorry for all the questions, I'm just trying to get a feel so I can hopefully help you out)
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She is still laying on her side. She is 3.5 years old. she was in a 1.5 gallon and I cleaned it every 4 months

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