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Old 07-09-2013, 08:19 AM   #1 
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betta floating vertically, dying?

I understand that he is probably long gone, if he is still here in a couple hours I am going to try and get medicine. I dont know what would cause this. Hes always been fairly active. I noticed this about an hour ago. I also noticed that the tips of his fins are turning red. Hes never had any color to him, other than the red, the color on him is just kind of reflected.
I mainly want to know if I did something wrong. Weve had him for about two months.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:59 AM   #2 
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Looks underfed. Basically poor diet or poor health, possibly to begin with. With this base as background, your betta is more prone to sickness and diseases, which eventually leads to this current state of being. This is another good reason to stop supporting petstores who don't take care of their bettas. Good luck and I hope your betta recovers.
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:15 AM   #3 
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Looks underfed. Basically poor diet or poor health, possibly to begin with. With this base as background, your betta is more prone to sickness and diseases, which eventually leads to this current state of being. This is another good reason to stop supporting petstores who don't take care of their bettas. Good luck and I hope your betta recovers.
Okay, so would being underfed cause the discoloration as well? Obviously I dont really know what I am doing sadly. ive had bettas before but all either lived ridiculously long or died of obvious causes (i.e my baby sister dumping the whole thing of food into the tank) I have done what I was told to do, as far as feeding and cleaning, which I understand could have been completely inaccurate. I am also assuming that flakes werent the #1 choice in betta food?
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:20 AM   #4 
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my betta was floating vertically. i was only giving him pellets. i bought varities of food and fed him all varities in small portions and he is back to normal
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:21 AM   #5 
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also try training and excercise.
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:36 AM   #6 
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More information is needed to help you. What sized tank? Water Temp? Water change schedule, how much water changed? Do you use a water conditioner, if so which one? Is the tank filtered? Have you tested the water for ammonia, nitrites & nitrates? If you can't test the water I would do a 50%+ water change with temp matched, conditioned water to see if that helps at all. If he doesn't have a heater he needs one, they're water should be 78-80F ideally.
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:40 AM   #7 
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mine lives in a bowl and hes very healthy.. no diseases or anything. its better than him being in a cup to die..
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mine lives in a bowl and hes very healthy.. no diseases or anything. its better than him being in a cup to die..
OK, but that has nothing to do with this op's question or concerns.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:00 AM   #9 
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Before I left the house he seemed to be floating corrected. All could do at the time was chamge his water. Im going to pick up some stuff and see of it helps as well. I am unsure of the temps I am unsure of but it isnt too cold to me. And he is in a .5 g, which I know now is probably too small.
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had something to do with yours c:
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