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Ok so one has immune problems, one I might have smooshed, I just found a skeleton, and one is just starting to act lethargic. she always lays in the same spot and doesnt even come up for food like the rest of the girls. should I be concerned? o bettas ever do this and survive? I am in ocean city so I cant give you updates.

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She sounds sick, I would Isolate her if the others are healthy.. (I know it will ruin their pack order but its better then a bunch of dead betta)

I don't have enough details to tell you what is what but if she's not bloated then try AQ salt treatment for a few days(max of 10). 1tsp \1gal.

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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
What size is your tank? 29 gal.
What temperature is your tank? umm like 80
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? 4 other girls and 4 tetras I am trying to get rid of

What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Tetra min tropical crisps
How often do you feed your betta fish? When they need it. No real schedule. If i fed too much yesterday, i might not feed them today, or if i didnt feed them enough, i feed more. While im on vacation its every other day.

How often do you perform a water change? Like once a week maybe, usually go by whats needed.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 1/6 of it
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? dechlorinator

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? Not recently I am on vacation


Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?She has always had stress stripes.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? She has been lethargic
When did you start noticing the symptoms? week ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I used aq salt before I noticed for another fish but she got better, but now I cant use more salt i reached the to day limit.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? lways had stress stripes.
How old is your fish (approximately)? petco rescue. relatively young.
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