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Ok my Betta fish Buster is laying at da bottom of the tank . He only moves around wen I touch him. I dont know wats wong with him someone plz help. I love my Buster an dont wantto lose him!!

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Lying at the bottom could be a symptom of any host of problems. Could you fill this sheet out and give us a few pictures?

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?

What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you feed your betta fish?

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?


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)?

I know not getting a definitive answer can be a bit frustrating because you're worried but this form helps the experienced keepers here understand your fishes ailment and thus help you treat him faster.

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Yes. Please answer the above questions. This is the best way to find out what is wrong with him and its the best way for us to give you correct advice.
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