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Old 10-24-2011, 08:07 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Um...Is this Normal?

My female betta Rose that I just recently got, is acting strange. I was conditioning her for breeding a day ago with my male (I didnt put them in the same tank if your thinking that) and now shes just sits at the bottom of the tank as if she has a lot of weight on her. Oh and she slightly tips over. Please i hope shes not dying. She just sits there breathing and when she goes up for air she goes left and right really hard with her body as if she is struggling. What should I do? The pet store is closed and I dont know what to do if she needs medicine. As soon as you read this plz comment at least say something plz plz plz.
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:01 PM   #2 
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How much did you feed her? And what food were you using to condition her with? Freeze dried tends to cause a lot of problems. Try to fill this out the best you can.

Housing
What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you feed your betta fish?

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change?
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?

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

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

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?
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