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Old 10-23-2011, 12:58 AM   #1 
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Unhappy Sick??? :(

I'm getting really frustrated. My little betta is acting so strange. She's having trouble swimming. It almost looks like she's just sinking to the bottom and laying down wherever she happens to fall. She has been keeping one of her pectoral fins clamped, which also makes her appear to be swimming sideways (since she's only really using one.) She doesn't seem interested in eating. Is this swim bladder disorder?

She hasn't been healthy since I bought her.

She WAS in a community tank with other little tropical fishes, but I'm thinking about getting her a new little tank so I can monitor her better. She starts acting better when I keep her in a little bowl.

Does anyone have any input?
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Old 10-23-2011, 01:11 AM   #2 
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Before and after. :(
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Old 10-23-2011, 03:19 AM   #3 
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I'd get her a a separate tank for permanent home. She could be feeling stressed with all the company. some bettas just don't like companions at all.

If she's just sinking, I'd give fasting for a day a shot. If that doesn't work, try 1 tsp/gal epsom salt.

Temp is in the ideal range though, correct?
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she died last night. temp was good. she was separated. idk what happened
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