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Old 09-26-2013, 10:47 PM   #11 
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Do you know by any chance what is the temperature in the room he is in. If you have thermostat. Not sure where you live. I live in Philadelphia its 76* downstairs, but i cooked though.
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:35 PM   #12 
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I live in texas and its pretty warm in the room I keep them. I just checked and it was 87 degrees
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Old 09-27-2013, 01:07 PM   #13 
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87 ye definitely don't need the heater. Let us know how he doing please.
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Old 09-28-2013, 01:13 PM   #14 
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My dad wouldnt take me to go buy the epsom salt so im waiting till tomorrow to see if my sister will take me. :( but he has been swimming around more but he still floating on top. Im just worried that he hasnt ate anything in these past 3 days.
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Old 09-28-2013, 10:05 PM   #15 
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He still refusing to eat. Did he pooped? Did you see his poo?
If you will go to the store try to get API General Cure its good for internal infections along with Epsom salt. Make sure Epsom unscented without any additives.
Is he active at all or just sitting on the bottom of the tank?
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Old 09-28-2013, 10:08 PM   #16 
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It's swim bladder! My fish use to have that but you give them a defrosted pea! It works as a laxative. Cut it in tiny pieces, it will sink. But since your betta it's at the bottom always he'll find it. It worked on my betta! Hope this helps!
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It depends on the cause of the Swim Bladder whether the pea will work or not. If the fish is constipated then yes a pea may help but there are many causes of Swim Bladder issues for example Physical injury, Sudden temperature change, Internal Bacterial Infection, Internal parasites etc.
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Old 09-28-2013, 11:20 PM   #18 
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I havent see him poop, but he is still active. He swims around for almost a minute then goes back to the top where he just floats there. But sometimes he sits at the bottom but mostly hes at the top. I try to feed him when hes being active and swimming around but he still doesnt eat. Id say hes active about 10 times in an hour? But hes still breathing normally an when i put my finger near he follows it with his eye. Im just really worried because he looks so sad and isn eating.
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Old 09-29-2013, 12:24 PM   #19 
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Definitely get Epsom and if you can medications. He either constipated , but i think also could have internal infection. Let us know when you get the meds. Also you can do daily 50 % water changes if you can and full water changes like you usually do at the end of the wk. Take the decorations out , if you might already do it, sorry i don't remember. So take the decor out and the gravel out so you can monitor the poo.
Epsom you will need to pre mix and make sure its dissolved before you put it in the tank. Pre mix first day 1 tsp/gall. We will increase it later.
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