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Old 07-16-2013, 04:05 AM   #1 
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Exclamation Possible Swim Bladder?

Housing
What size is your tank? 1.5 Gallon
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? No
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Bettamin
How often do you feed your betta fish? Once a Day

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? Once - Twice a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%-60%. Do 100% every two weeks.
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
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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? None
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Seems to be swimming on his side, otherwise mostly normal.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 2 hours ago.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No.
How old is your fish (approximately)? I got him at the end of March.

He keeps swimming around on his side while occasionally laying at the bottom to rest. He normally does that after a while but I have never seen him swim on his side like this before.

I have browsed the forums and seen things from using Epsom Salt to Peas (?). Pretty sure the pea thing isn't good. But if the Epsom salt is the trick how do I do it?

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Old 07-16-2013, 11:22 AM   #2 
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Woke up this morning and he is still doing it but it seems to be worse :(. Can someone help please? I don't want him dying :(

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Old 07-16-2013, 12:45 PM   #3 
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Okay so I put him in the Epsom salt bath. He seems much more energetic but he is still on his side. Guess that will take a few days. He is swimming more in loops now though, twisting fully in a circle as he swims. Sometimes swimming upside down then flipping around quickly. His stomach just behind his gills is a little gray also, but he has always been somewhat grayish in that area.
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Old 07-16-2013, 01:23 PM   #4 
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Now it seems like he is not energetic. He has settled down and is more resting towards the top and when he swims seems to be fighting to stay upright and not upside down :( did I do something wrong?
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Old 07-16-2013, 01:30 PM   #5 
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Could it be he may have Dropsy? :( I hope not.
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Old 07-16-2013, 01:33 PM   #6 
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It is like he can't even swim to the bottom now, he just kinda floats there and only moves when I tap on the glass lightly. :(
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Old 07-16-2013, 01:58 PM   #7 
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This is so upsetting T.T I really hope the Epsom will fix things within a few days or so.
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Old 07-16-2013, 02:06 PM   #8 
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Now he just keeps floating upside down at the top unless I tap on the bowl. What should I do? Please help someone!
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Old 07-16-2013, 02:57 PM   #9 
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He seems to not be floating upside down more and is moving occasionally but otherwise very lethargic still.
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:30 PM   #10 
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Here is a picture of him. No he is not dead. He floats around and then starts twitching to turn over then goes back to doing this.


The bowl he is in is currently the QT with the Epsom bath.
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