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Old 02-03-2012, 07:12 PM   #1 
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Um.... Poop

So, my (male) Betta Bob was hanging at the bottom of his .5 gallon tank with no heater or anything but with a water changes every week or two and 2 Zebra Danios. I put his in a 10 gallon heated, filtered, aerated tank that I haven't cleaned in two months but have been meaning to clean (In the past week I've cleaned it about 5 times and it's looking way cleaner. By the way, I always remove him before cleaning the tank. He was checking out the tank and after a hour or so, until he started to float to the top. So i fasted him for a day or two, then fed him a pea. I put him in a cup and then put my finger in front of it a few times because I know that sometimes when I put him in his cup to clean his tank, he poops. But this time it didn't work so I put him back in the tank and he hid under a fake plant and for that day it seemed like his problem was fixed. He was acting normal and everything. So in the evening I feed them some flakes. Before I went to sleep, he started floating again. So on Wednesday, I put him back in his own tank. But he's still floating and I feel sad for him. I was thinking about giving him a Epsom salt treatment and wanted to know how.

Here is some pics of him about a hour ago...
(This is how he rests now)



(This is him trying to swim down and maintain his balance)


(This is him swimming at the bottom away from me but he's really using that side fin)
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Old 02-04-2012, 11:03 AM   #2 
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I'm not understanding your post.. You had him in a .5g bowl with two other fish and then you stuck him in a 10g tank that hadn't been cleaned in 2 months and then he went downhill? Maybe it's just me but I'm not following the sequence of your post.. Can you fill this out please:

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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 02-04-2012, 11:20 AM   #3 
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A .5 gallon tank is way too small for any fish.. & cleaning it once every 1-2 weeks? Wow.
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Old 02-04-2012, 11:37 AM   #4 
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There is no need to make a second thread for the exact same problem, copying it.. you will get people confused, as well as people repeating themselves and getting mixed up.

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Old 02-04-2012, 11:40 AM   #5 
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Sorry...

Sorry, I don't know how to delete this so just go to my other post.
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Old 02-04-2012, 11:56 AM   #6 
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Hehe it's okay.. I just wanted to make sure others saw that you had one going already so no one gives you confusing treatments :)
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