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Old 01-20-2009, 09:22 AM   #1 
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Swimbladder problems again:(

My betta is still having swimbladder problems. I fasted him on Sunday, then fed him (his regular pellets)yesterday, as usual. I haven't been able to get out to get the daphnia yet. Should I fast him longer and should I move him to a smaller container since he's been floating on his side?. A smaller container ould help me moniter whether or not he's pooping.
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Old 01-20-2009, 09:29 AM   #2 
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Was there noticeable improvement before you feed him after the fast?? What size housing is he in now? If it's tiny already perhaps consider barebottom; You'll see everything in a bare bottom tank. Your water parameters, spot on? Results of latest test and when??
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Old 01-20-2009, 09:31 AM   #3 
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He's in a gallon uncycled, unfiltered container. His water was just changed yesterday. He seems fine during the day but ast night and Sunday night, he was floating on his side.Should water be tested in smaller, uncycled containers?
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Old 01-20-2009, 09:38 AM   #4 
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IMO, water should always be tested. Do you have a test kit?? Some tap water has been known to be funky.
What is your maintenance routine? Water conditioner used at w/c? Frequency of w/c? I know you've posted this info on here somewhere but tell me again, please
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Old 01-20-2009, 09:41 AM   #5 
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I change my water once a week and I use Tetra Aqasafe. Same for all my other bettas and they are fine. No, I don't have a test kit.
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Old 01-20-2009, 10:27 AM   #6 
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Hmm...yeah id get a test kit. Like kymmie said could be sumtin with your water. Go get the daphnia too lol!
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Old 01-20-2009, 12:08 PM   #7 
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You'd think that the others would be acting that way if it was the water.
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Old 01-20-2009, 03:27 PM   #8 
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Not necessarily so. I had an ich outbreak in my 100g and some clowns were more severly infected than the other clowns. Different fish (of the same species) can have differing levels of immunity & susceptibility.
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He seems to be ok tonight, so far.
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Old 01-20-2009, 11:13 PM   #10 
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Good news. Keep us posted!
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