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Old 01-07-2010, 09:51 PM   #1 
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Question???

Yesterday I did a 25% water change to my tank. Today my betta was swimming kind of side ways and at the top. Today when I saw what happened I immidieatly did a 50% change and she was back to normal. Any reason why that happened?
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Old 01-07-2010, 11:31 PM   #2 
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She might have been a little bloated at the time.
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Old 01-07-2010, 11:36 PM   #3 
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Yupp when they get bloated their stomach puts pressure on their swim bladder which can cause them to have trouble swimming properly
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Old 01-08-2010, 11:42 AM   #4 
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Did you dechlorinate the water the first time? It sounds like he was poisoned by something. Maybe chlorine, maybe the city's water went wonky. Or something could have contaminated the tank water or the new water. Bloating will cause erratic swimming, but so will near death experiences lol!
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Was anything off on your water parameters?

I also wondered if you maybe forgot to add the dechlorinator (that's easy to forget).

Also, I've heard feeding a shelled pea can help if they are bloated.

Happy to hear all looks well now!
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Thanks!
Yeah I dechlorined the water on both water changes.
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