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
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-09-2011, 10:14 PM   #1 
New Member
Join Date: Nov 2011
Sick fish named Mystery

Mystery is not acting his normal self...

For the majority of the day he has been laying on his side either on his rock or on the bottom of his bowl underneath the rock.

Every so often he will jolt up to the top of the bowl as if he is trying to catch a breath or something and then swims back down to lay on his side again.

I have cleaned his bowl 100%

His swimming looks normal. Quick, straight, and upright.

I didnt keep a close watch on his feeding this morning but i do remember him taking a few stabs at his flakes before I left so I am pretty sure he is eating.

He does not look bloated.

His color, to the best of my knowledge, seems normal.

Please help, I am worried about my little guy!
leepadilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2011, 11:42 PM   #2 
Pataflafla's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Lake Havasu, Arizona
What is the tank temperature and how often do you usually change the water (how much and tank size as well)?

Bettas can get very lethargic if they're cold, some of which prefer higher temperatures than others. 78-80 is generally the preferred range.
Pataflafla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2011, 08:38 AM   #3 
Myates's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Have to agree, it sounds as if he is cold or the chemistry is unfavorable.
He's dashing up to get air, as they breathe the air we do.. so if he's able to do that just fine, then I would have to say it's probably something that can be easily fixed.
Myates is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2011, 10:28 PM   #4 
New Member
Join Date: Nov 2011
Purchased a heater and a thermometer. His water is ranging from 78 to 81ish through out the day and he still is hiding under his rock all day..

He is still eating
leepadilla is offline   Reply With Quote

constipation, sbd, sick, sick betta

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I named him Goku, I think he is sick still though =/ help? Jennyinurmouth Betta Pictures 13 06-25-2010 07:20 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:19 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.