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Old 05-15-2010, 01:51 AM   #1 
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I've got ten guppies, two plecos, a fire eel, and a half-moon betta in a 20gal planted tank. I've got a Tetra hang on filter rated 20-30 gallons.

Ammonia is nearly 0
PH is about 7.6

Over the last four days, he's been lethargic, hanging out at the top of the tank. Im noticing blood in his fins. My first thought was ammonia poisoning, but none of the other fish are having symptoms.

Everyone gets along great. I don't know what could be bothering my betta. The temp in the tank is 77-79, kept by a Tetra heater.

Take a look at my tanks, Excess is the one I'm describing.
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Old 05-15-2010, 09:52 AM   #2 
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My first thought is stress, I would put him in his own tank and start making daily 50-100% water changes, some fish are more sensitive to ammonia and even a tiny amount along with the stress can cause a break down in the immune response and the fish can't heal himself.
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Old 05-15-2010, 10:52 PM   #3 
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I would say isolate him he being picked on?
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