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Old 11-13-2010, 11:28 PM   #1 
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Help! Something Wrong With Bettas Mouth!

I put my three bettas in a 3 way divided 10 gallon tank today. My new betta and one of my older ones is doing fine but my one is wrong. I made a buffer for my filter so the water splits in two and he's been hanging out between the two waterways and now for some reason his mouth is stuck open. He's blowing bubbles and going to the top to breathe but his mouth is stuck open. I don't know whats wrong with him. Please help.
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Old 11-13-2010, 11:31 PM   #2 
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It seems like he's breathing fast too.
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Old 11-14-2010, 12:07 AM   #3 
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Maybe he swallowed gravel or some substrate and can't breathe properly? It also could be the water temperature is too cold for him, or that he rammed his jaw against the side of the tank.

Hopefully someone else has a better answer and a way to fix it :/
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Old 11-14-2010, 12:08 AM   #4 
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I don't see anything in his throat at all and his mouth is closing a little more than it was but it's still open and his throat looks a little more puffed out than the other fish but its the same temp that it always is.
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It could be Cotton-Mouth, but I'm just guessing. My friend had a guppy that did this and it turned out it had Cotton-Mouth.
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Old 11-14-2010, 12:15 AM   #6 
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Just looked at the symptoms. Definatly doesn't seem that way.
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Old 11-14-2010, 07:39 AM   #7 
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i cant really help you either :( there could be anything wrong, but a small fish like that is impossible to treat really.... i think all you can do is wait.... i dont know if fish can fracture their jaw or not.... hmmmm....
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Old 11-14-2010, 07:48 AM   #8 
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All is fine this morning so maybe he was just stressed from the new tank.
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Old 11-14-2010, 02:26 PM   #9 
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Glad to hear, I looked at this thread a while ago and freaked out, but I didn't really know how to help...
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