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Old 01-20-2012, 05:00 PM   #1 
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Not eating, Not swimming properly

Ok so i saved a betta from walmart on wednesday night. Yea i know Walmart doesn't take proper care of the fish there, but he was eating fine yesterday & swimming and flaring fine at 7:00 this morning. Now he's not eating and his swimming seems to be impared, he'll onto his side randomly, and he's just just sitting on the bottom of the tank. I think it might be a Swim Bladder disorder, but theres no bump on his side. My first betta had it so i know what it looks like.

I keep him in a 1.5 U.S gallon tank with a tetra whisper silent filter and i keep the water at 78F.

If you have any idea what it may be please help!
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Old 01-20-2012, 05:32 PM   #2 
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I'm not an expert and can't help much, but if you post some pics and fill out the form the experts can help you. Good luck.

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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Old 01-20-2012, 05:42 PM   #3 
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Housing
What size is your tank? 2 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 78
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? yes
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Bettamin
How often do you feed your betta fish? Once a day

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? Once every 2 weeks
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Ich guard & Bettasafe

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? No

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

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?No
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Not eating& not swimming properly
When did you start noticing the symptoms? a hour ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No
Does your fish have any history of being ill? He's from walmart but seemed pretty healthy
How old is your fish (approximately)? I don't know i got him 2 days ago.
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