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Old 07-21-2011, 02:18 PM   #1 
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Question Newf's lying down and looks like he's gasping!!!

Just as I was leaving to go to work, I noticed that my copper betta, Newf, was leaning against his ornament and it looked like he was breathing heavily. When I put my finger next to the tank, he swam over really fast, but a minute later he was down at the bottom of the tank again, gasping. I didn't have time to do anything then or I was gonna be late for work, but I figured I'd post this now so that anyone who has any idea what might be wrong could give me a possible treatment.

I'll be going home and changing his water (at least partially) in a few minutes. Should I add some AQ salt?
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I have the same issue with my Ben today. He's been sitting at the bottom of the tank. I took him out, put him in a 1g with 2in of water with AQ salt. I'm looking things up now. Hope Newf does ok and you got this in time. Prayers to Newf!
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Newf's in a 1.5g. He seems to be doing better now, doesn't seem to be gasping anymore. Still lying at the bottom of tank, unless I go near tank, then he swims over pretty quickly. It might be that his water's too cold, he doesn't seem to like that too much. Unfortunately I had to steal his heater for Uther's tank, cause Uther's doing some AQ salt treatment for clamped fins and fin rot, so I lowered his water to about 1.5g (originally 2.5g tank), hence the reason why I stole Newf's heater.
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