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Old 08-03-2011, 02:52 AM   #1 
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What's wrong with my fish?

I got Gia a few days ago, and she was doing GREAT. But earlier this night I noticed sh was acting..... Odd. All she did was sit on the bottom of the tank. That's it. I QT her, and lowered the water level so she coudl breath. Does anyone know what's wrong with her?
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Old 08-03-2011, 02:55 AM   #2 
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It can be various things. trying filling out the sticky ont eh forum's main topic and see if soemoen can help. It can be anything froma bug to stress so plain laziness right now
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Old 08-03-2011, 03:00 AM   #3 
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What size is your tank? 0.75
What temperature is your tank? 75
Does your tank have a filter? No
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? No
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 in the morning, two at night

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change? Everyday
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? Water Conditioner

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

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

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? She has slight bloating
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Listlessness, not moving much, staying at the bottom of the tank, struggle breathing, and slight floaty butt
When did you start noticing the symptoms? About an 1 hour and a half ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I QT her, and plan on doing daily 100% water changes
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? I got her about 4 days ago
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Old 08-03-2011, 03:02 AM   #4 
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Has she always been in the .75? If anything she might be cold and thus lethargic. My betas do that some times when they are cold as well when I'm doing complete water changes. Do you ahvea picture at all? Mostly to figure out bloating vs egging.
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Old 08-03-2011, 03:03 AM   #5 
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Yes, always. She's always so active, more active than my other bettas. I don't think that's it........ My camera refuses to work right now.
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Old 08-03-2011, 03:04 AM   #6 
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Yes, good point about her being cold, Bettawolf. Also, has she seen Sparky? If she saw a male, she might have egged up, that could be the cause of her "bloating." They get depressed and mopey after that.
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Old 08-03-2011, 03:06 AM   #7 
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Hmm . Have you recently moved her toa new place? and have you tried putting another betta near her to see if she reacts at all? Bubbles my fm is stuck in a .5 gal untilt he big tak finishes cycling and she'll at times staya t the bottom even when surroudned by bettas. and Jude my hm gets a floating butt depending on the water conditions. Has she pooed at all?
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Old 08-03-2011, 03:06 AM   #8 
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Actually, now that I think about it. She could see Sparky all the time if she wanted to......... I put her QT cup out of sight though, maybe she'll cheer up. I also noticed another thing. Her egg spot looks... Weird. It's stringyish. If that makes sense.
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Old 08-03-2011, 03:06 AM   #9 
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If you don't have a heater, how do you know the water is at 75? do you have a thermometer in there? Cold water is the number one reason for lethargy.. She could be eggy..

Edit: her egg tube might be sticking out.. Sounds eggy..
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I haven't seen her poo at all.
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