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Old 10-14-2011, 02:45 PM   #1 
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Is this normal? Fish looks curved when at rest

Our guy Rock N Roll I have noticed recently sometimes floats with his body curved into kind of a S shape when at rest. I tried to take a pic which I know would be helpful but of course he straightens out every time I try. Also sometimes when he swims his tail flops over to the side, kind if like it is too heavy to hold up or something, but this does not always happen. Since our other betta's recent death I am paranoid about possible signs of illness. Do these things sound normal or should I be concerned about the little guy? We have had him for about 2 months but I have no idea of his actual age.
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Old 10-14-2011, 04:09 PM   #2 
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Yeah it's normal. Some bettas do it o_O I have had ones that don't, and that do. if he does not swim like an s or a c, then he's fine really :) but it's always good to know, right!
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Old 10-14-2011, 06:23 PM   #3 
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Oh good that is a relief. Thanks!
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Old 10-14-2011, 06:25 PM   #4 
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(...mine is in that shape quite often, but when hes moving he is fine.
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Old 10-14-2011, 06:35 PM   #5 
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Which then would just be a very minor birth "defect" which really, still causes no problems at all unless it's like... a really severe spent spine that makes it hard for him to move betaguy, which it isn't :p

So yeah, it's normal. =D
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:46 PM   #6 
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I have a fish that likes to rest VERTICALLY. Imagine coming home and seeing that >.<
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:57 PM   #7 
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See? Weird things totally normal (and unnerving)
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