Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-14-2011, 11:38 PM   #1 
Ana6
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Ottawa, ON
my betta is stuttering/shivering

I have a new Betta. He seems happy, except sometimes when he swims the motion is jerky. It looks a bit like he is shivering. I cannot see any parasites on his body. Can jerky/stuttery swimming just be normal?

Housing
What size is your tank? 10G
What temperature is your tank? 80
Does your tank have a filter? Y
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? N
Is your tank heated? Y
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? pellets and freeze dried blood worms
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2ce daily, a few pellets

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change? 2ce weekly
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 20
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? salt, conditioner

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

Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: don't know
Nitrate: DK
pH: about 7
Hardness: DK
Alkalinity: DK

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? He is new. He arrived with a torn fin, which I am monitoring for now but haven't treated.

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)? 6 months
Ana6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2011, 02:44 AM   #2 
aurasoulful
Member
 
aurasoulful's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Citrus Heights, California
One of my bettas swims like that. He's in a 10 gallon as well. He's got very large heavy fins, so it's the best he can do to try to swim fast.
aurasoulful is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2011, 05:33 PM   #3 
Ana6
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Ottawa, ON
Thanks. Mine has large fins too. Come to think of it, the "stuttering" was way worse before I baffled the filter. Your post is reassuring.
Ana6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2011, 12:04 AM   #4 
aurasoulful
Member
 
aurasoulful's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Citrus Heights, California
Yeah, I'm glad I was able to help :) Glad you baffled the filter. I had to baffle mine when he stopped swimming
aurasoulful is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.