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For the past couple of weeks our betta has been laying on the bottom of the tank on his side breathing heavy. He seems to have lost most of his color. I dont know exactly how big his tank is but I want to say its about 6 inches X 6 inches. Does anybody know what could be wrong with him? and how to fix him?
 

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Typically something like that is caused by high levels of ammonia. Have you tested your water? How often do you change it? Please answer these questions, to help us help you:

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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