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Old 08-30-2009, 04:41 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Please help!!!

hey, iv been cycling my 13 litre tank for 7 days and have had the water chemically tested in 2 different pet shops, both say the levels are fine. however i bought a new betta yesterday, he was fine at first when i put him in the tank, but later in the evening he begin to act strange, he was laying on the bottom of the tank on his side, what does this mean? iv transferred him into a different tank with water which has been treated with tap safe, ammonia and nitrite remover. he doesnt seem to be able to swim to the surface. please help :( :(
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Old 08-30-2009, 05:14 PM   #2 
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Sounds like Swim Bladder Disorder. Don't feed him for a few days, and keep the water level low. He should be fine!
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Old 08-30-2009, 05:35 PM   #3 
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how low shal i reduce the water to?
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Old 08-30-2009, 05:45 PM   #4 
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Low enough so he shouldnt have too much trouble getting to the surface.
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Old 08-30-2009, 05:52 PM   #5 
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should i keep my filter and heater in the water too?
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Old 08-30-2009, 06:18 PM   #6 
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will he be ok if i leave him in shallow water without the heater and filter?
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Old 08-30-2009, 06:44 PM   #7 
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I dont think it matters if the filter is in or not, but I'd keep the heater in.
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Old 08-30-2009, 06:46 PM   #8 
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ok thanks for ur help :)
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