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Old 05-14-2011, 09:20 PM   #1 
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Betta sick but responsive ?

He has been at the bottom of the tank most of the day , kinda of leaning or in his pvc pipe cave leaned up on the entrance, when i went to feed him he is very responsive like always, same thing if i walk by the tank. But them goe back to leaning and barely swimming around

Water was cleaned 2 days ago, has his heater on 80* and eating like i said .....

any ideas what it could be?
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Old 05-14-2011, 11:07 PM   #2 
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We need more information. Can you fill out as much of this as you know...

Housing
What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you feed your betta fish?

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change?
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?

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

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

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?
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Old 05-14-2011, 11:45 PM   #3 
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Housing
What size is your tank?

1 GALLON AQUEON

What temperature is your tank?

80-82
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?

NOBODY

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?

AQUEON BETTA PELLETS
How often do you feed your betta fish?

2 PELLET X 2 TIMES A DAY...ONCE AROUND 1230-1PM THEM AGAIN AROUND 630-730

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change?

ONCE EVERY 10 DAYS LAST CHANGE WAS 3 DAYS AGO OR SO
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?

AQUEON BETTA BOWL PLUS WATER CONDITIONER

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

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

NO TEST

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?

PHYSICAL? NO
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?

YES HAS BEEN MORE SLUGGISH , WILL "LEAN" AGAINST HIS PVC CAVE AND TANK WALL
When did you start noticing the symptoms?

TODAY EARLY MORNING
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?

NO
Does your fish have any history of being ill?

NO

How old is your fish (approximately)?

NO SURE, BUT I HAVE OWNED HIM FOR LITTLE OVER OR CLOSE TO A MONTH NOW
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Old 05-14-2011, 11:53 PM   #4 
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I think your fish is suffering from ammonia poisoning, but the good news is this is something you can deal with. Change his water now. 80* is a good temperature for him, but you need to bump up the water changes to 100% every second day.

If you continue with the water change schedule you have now (the every ten days), the next thing is likely to be fin rot. Water changes need to be frequent in 1 gallon because the ammonia will build up quickly.

I'm sure you'll find him more active with more frequent changes. :)
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Old 05-15-2011, 10:36 PM   #5 
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Water change was a no go, didnt seem to help, still doing this leaning motion , all his fins seem to be working

do betta suffer from hip displacement? do they have hips lol?

anyways am up load a video maybe that will help
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Old 05-15-2011, 10:51 PM   #6 
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I agree with Canuck Fins, it is most likely ammonia poisoning. You won't see an immediate response to clean water. He has to rebuild tissue and slime coating lost from the ammonia burn. Basically, he can't breath as well so he won't be as active until his gills repair and he can breath normally again. In a 1 gallon tank the minimum water change schedule is one 50% water change and one 100% water change per week. You should probably do 100% every other day or every third day for a few weeks until he perks up. You can also offer him frozen food to boost his immune system.

And technically, no bettas don't have hips lol
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Old 05-15-2011, 10:59 PM   #7 
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You can also offer him frozen food to boost his immune system.
And just a note on this. Frozen is different from freeze dried. Avoid freeze dried. :)
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Old 05-16-2011, 04:10 PM   #8 
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ok so i decided to do another water change today full, removed some more of his gravel , took out the plastic plant and changed up his pvc pipe cave for a clay pot cave. All to give him more swim space too, so here is the vid you can in parts of the beginning and more towards the end, see the funny "lean" i say he does almost if the back part of his body doesnt work

besides that he eats perfectly , actually he has been more hungry than usual , literally "leaping" for his food and he made a bubble nest yesterday too

here is the video hopefully you'll be able to see what i mean from :48-1:00


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCYjjNzp4Lg
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Old 05-16-2011, 04:53 PM   #9 
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It looks to me like he is tired, probably because of swimming against the filter's flow.... Bettas lay on the gravel like that to rest. Try unplugging the filter and see if he is more active.
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Old 05-16-2011, 05:02 PM   #10 
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It looks to me like he is tired, probably because of swimming against the filter's flow.... Bettas lay on the gravel like that to rest. Try unplugging the filter and see if he is more active.

completely on there sides though? that how he is now , he will do his lean swim from one corner to the next, them just lay on his side
think am losing him
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