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Old 07-08-2009, 12:25 PM   #1 
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My fish is just floating

My betta has been just floating at the top of his tank for about a week now. He only moves to eat. His tank is clean and he looks healthy, my other three bettas are perfectly normal. What could be wrong?
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Old 07-08-2009, 12:49 PM   #2 
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well, as long as he has good space to swim, it's at a good temp. and the water is clean, I'm not sure. Betta's are top dwelling though. How long have you had him?
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Old 07-08-2009, 12:58 PM   #3 
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I have had them for around a month. He never moves anymore but the rest swim constantly.
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Old 07-08-2009, 01:00 PM   #4 
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Does he have a heater? If not, he might be cold.
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Old 07-08-2009, 01:02 PM   #5 
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Well, what's the temperature of the tank right now?
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Old 07-08-2009, 01:10 PM   #6 
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Hey
i dont think its a temperature problem... sometimes thats the way they are... i had a betta he lasted me a long time and there was noo heater at ... just rock in a little bowl...but yeahh maybe do a little water changee... add a plantt asweell tooo...is he making bubble nests... if he iss goood sign! andd yo i used to do this with my betta... put a mirror in front of his bowl or aquarium.... it will let him now that hes not alone around him... and heell start to flare and get him all excited..maybe hes just lonely? try it out!
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Old 07-08-2009, 02:31 PM   #7 
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He doesn't have a heater but it's warm water, my apt stays pretty warm in this LA summer heat. The other 3 bettas are in tanks right next to him which he can see, so he shouldn't be lonely. ??
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Old 07-08-2009, 03:04 PM   #8 
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It's easy to worry about them when they don't seem to act like the others but from where he is in your picture he looks ok to me. Check and make sure that his water isn't too hot. I'm in CO but it's hot here too and mine don't swim much if the temp is above 79 or so. They just rest up top. I would keep an eye on him but try not to worry too much if his water temps are fine and the water is clean and he eats.
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Old 07-09-2009, 01:55 AM   #9 
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I figured out the problem, he needed air. I added a filter and he is 100 percent better!
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I'm glad to hear that he's doing better.
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