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Old 01-23-2011, 07:29 PM   #1 
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Shock?

I just put my male into his section of a 10gallon tank, and he is lying at the bottum gasping...whats wrong?
Housing
What size is your tank? 10g
What temperature is your tank? 81
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? another male on the other side of the divider.

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Tetra Bloodworms, Tetra flakes nd pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? once every day

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change? usualy once a week, but i JUST put him in the new tank.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Aquasafe conditioner

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

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH: 6-6.5
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Not atall
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? he is sitting on the bottom of his tank gasping.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? just now
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No
Does your fish have any history of being ill? He had fin rot when i bought him but has gaind over 1/4inch of healthy fin.
How old is your fish (approximately)? idk.
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Old 01-23-2011, 07:35 PM   #2 
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I just put my male into his section of a 10gallon tank, and he is lying at the bottum gasping...whats wrong?
Housing
What size is your tank? 10g
What temperature is your tank? 81
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? another male on the other side of the divider.

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Tetra Bloodworms, Tetra flakes nd pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? once every day

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change? usualy once a week, but i JUST put him in the new tank.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Aquasafe conditioner

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

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH: 6-6.5
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Not atall
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? he is sitting on the bottom of his tank gasping.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? just now
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No
Does your fish have any history of being ill? He had fin rot when i bought him but has gaind over 1/4inch of healthy fin.
How old is your fish (approximately)? idk.
Monitor him very closely and hopefully he'll perk up...
My fish did this when i introduced him to his new tank and he died just over a day later... where as my new betta had absolutely no problems when put in the new tank.

Did you acclimate him?
If so how did you do it, and for how long?

If you didn't and just transferred him in there that is probably the cause and he is in shock and will hopefully come around soon, keep us posted and goodluck.
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Old 01-23-2011, 07:39 PM   #3 
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Monitor him very closely and hopefully he'll perk up...
My fish did this when i introduced him to his new tank and he died just over a day later... where as my new betta had absolutely no problems when put in the new tank.

Did you acclimate him?
If so how did you do it, and for how long?

If you didn't and just transferred him in there that is probably the cause and he is in shock and will hopefully come around soon, keep us posted and goodluck.
I did aclimate
I put him in a bag with his old water and floated it for about 20mins.
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Old 01-23-2011, 10:26 PM   #4 
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I thought we were suppose to acclimate them to the water as well as the temperature, by adding a little bit of the tank water to his bag every 5-10 minutes before transfering your little buddy to his home.
Hopefully he perks up, my new guy didn't swim or eat for 3 days after I got him.
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Old 01-24-2011, 11:31 AM   #5 
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He is doing fine now. We have always just floated them in a bag with the original water untill it reached the same temp as the tank water.

He is doing good, he has decided that his reflection is a threat..im worried he is going to hurt himself when he gose after it....
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