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Old 01-22-2015, 09:49 PM   #1 
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3 year old betta rescue

So, I resently rescued a betta that could no longer be cared for by his owner. (owner was moving) She told me he was 3 years old and had been swimming lopsided for a while. And as he has been here he always lays sideways or flat on the bottom and when he has to get air he swims with all his might barely makes it to the top and sticks half his mouth out of the water to get air. I have never seen a betta struggle this much and need some advice on what to do.
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Old 01-23-2015, 07:43 AM   #2 
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To start with, I would get him in shallower water or at least give him some large silk plant leaves to rest on near the surface so he can reach air easier.
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