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Old 08-15-2009, 05:13 AM   #1 
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Unhappy Why did he die??

Our Crowntail died tonight and i'm trying to figure out the cuse of his death.
He was a really energetic fish up until we upgraded him to a bigger tank and introduced a filter, after that he stopped eating then just got really lethargic and just started floating.
It was like he was unable to dive everytime he tried he just floated right to the top again.
Can anyone give me an idea on what we did wrong?? Thankyou.
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Old 08-15-2009, 07:14 AM   #2 
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Hello and welcome to FishForum. I'm so sorry about your fish. If he was floating and unable to swim to the bottom, then it could have been swimbladder disorder. Sbd doesn't usually kill a fish so there could have been something else wrong with him. Sbd can be caused by constipation. How much and what foods did you normally feed your fish?
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Old 08-15-2009, 11:37 AM   #3 
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I agree with DQ...sorry to hear about your crowntail.
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Old 08-15-2009, 05:47 PM   #4 
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It was my girlfriends Betta i bought for her and she Fed him a food called Betta Banquet made by Seachem. She only fed him once a day in the morning's before work and fed him about 6-7 of the pallets witch are only bite sized.
He had regular water changes every week and a special conditioning liquid to balance the ph levels it was a specialty one for betta splenders.
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Old 08-15-2009, 05:53 PM   #5 
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So sorry to hear that about your betta and good luck finding your new friend!
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Old 08-15-2009, 06:08 PM   #6 
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it was probly sbd and something elise your bette looks like mine hydro and how big was the new tank but maybe he got depressed from the change or the fliter current
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Old 08-15-2009, 06:23 PM   #7 
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The new tank was a 14L tank his old one was only a third of that we only got the new one cause it had flat sides so we could fix the heater to the glass and get a filter cause his water seemed to get filthy so quickly.
If it was SBD what can we do to prevent this from happening again??
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Make sure you feed 2-3 pellets a day. You can also feed freeze dried or frozen daphnia, bloodworms and brine shrimp. They like variety. Most people fast their bettas one day a week. It helps to clean out their digestive tract. Hope this helps.
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Old 08-15-2009, 07:37 PM   #9 
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Yeah it sounds like he was over fed. I'm so sorry.
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Old 08-15-2009, 07:37 PM   #10 
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If you get a new one, feed 2 pellets in the morning and two at night. Also fast once a week.
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