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Old 07-30-2011, 09:52 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Bottom sitting betta

My betta is usually very active, he swims up and down his tank, but today all he has beed doing is staying down at the bottom of the tank. Should I be worried? Could he be sick or is it normal for a betta to do this. Besides the bottom sitting he looks perfectly normal. I just tested my water and got 0 ammonia, 0 Nitrite, and I can't tell if I have 10 or 20 nitrate. The water seems to be good, I did a 2 gal water change yesterday. Besides that nothing has changed, I feed him Hikari betta bio-gold once everyday (sometimes twice) and I always soak his food for about 5 min. before feeding him.
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Old 07-30-2011, 11:50 PM   #2 
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Did you add conditioner? :o
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Did you add conditioner? :o
Yes I did. He is also not eating at the moment :(.
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Old 07-31-2011, 01:37 AM   #4 
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What's the temperature of the tank at? He might just be cold.
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:54 AM   #5 
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^ This is also true. Shoot for the 76-77-81'F range.

I would put him into quarantine for now in a shallow container (try the cup he came in) to help him get up for air easier.

Make sneak in another 25% change.
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Old 07-31-2011, 05:12 PM   #6 
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Thanks for the help, my betta is back to his old self now . IDK what the problem was, maybe it was the water temp.
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