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Old 10-09-2010, 04:52 PM   #1 
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Sleeping lots - Possible narcolepsy, or something worse?

My new fish seems to be 'falling asleep' a lot today. He'll swim around and then, suddenly stop still for quite a while, then carry on swimming. Then stop again.

It's really worrying me, as I don't want to lose him. I just go him from the pet store a week ago. He's eating and looking around his tank, and at pictures I put near it.

He's in the living room, and we're in and out of the room but switch off the lights around 1am, and sunrise is at 6am. Is it because he's not getting enough sleep? Or do you think he might be ill?



Housing
What size is your tank? 2.5 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 77F
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Yes
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? 2 Marimo balls (if that counts)

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Sayuri pellets, Tetra delica brine shrimp, hikari pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? Once a day

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change? Once every other day
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%, and one 100% water change per week
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Aquasafe, and added aquarium salts today

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:7.0
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? No change
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Just seems to 'stop' and sleep quite often today, just swimming away, then stop and 'sleep' for 5 minutes and then back to swimming.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? This morning
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Yes, with aquarium salts. Not sure if I should medicate...
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? (Not sure), just got him last week.
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