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Last night, I was looking at the tank and I saw that my betta was swimming around very oddly and fidgetingly, then this morning I looked at him and he was just laying on his side in the corner so I tapped on his tank and he did not respond, I waited for 2 more hours and looked and he still had not moved at all, so figuring that he was dead, I went to get him out and as I scooped some water in a cup he shot up and just flipped out swimming wildly And very fast around the tank. Then he went under a plant and hasn't moved since. What's wrong? Below I have a picture of what he's doing now.

Update: he just swam moved but only in a weird fidgety circle in which he returned to being motionless

He also lives in a filtered, heated 10 gallon tank by himself
 

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can you fill this out? It will help alot! And welcome to the forum!
Housing:
How many gallons is your tank?
Does it have a filter?
Does it have a heater?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind?

Food:
What food brand do you use?
Do you feed flakes or pellets?
Freeze-dried?
How often do you feed your Betta? How much?

Maintenance:
Before your Betta became ill how often did you perform a water change?
What percentage of water did you change?
Do you vacuum the substrate or just dip out water?
What additives do you use?

Water Parameters:
What are your water parameters? Please give exact numbers. If tested by pet store please get exact numbers. "Fine" or "Safe" won't help us help you.

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness (GH):
Alkalinity (KH):

Symptoms and Treatment:
When did you first notice the symptoms?
How has your Betta’s appearance changed?
How has your Betta’s behavior changed?
Is your Betta still eating?
Have you started treating your Betta? If so, how?
Does your Betta have any history of being ill?
How long have you owned your Betta? Was he or she a rescue?

PLEASE PROVIDE CLEAR PHOTOS
 

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Housing:
How many gallons is your tank? 10 gallons
Does it have a filter? Yes
Does it have a heater? Yes
What temperature is your tank? 76 degrees Fareinheit
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? None

Food:
What food brand do you use? Betta Min
Do you feed flakes or pellets? Flakes
Freeze-dried? Food includes freeze-dried brine shrimp
How often do you feed your Betta? How much? Every other day

Maintenance:
Before your Betta became ill how often did you perform a water change? Bi-weekly
What percentage of water did you change? 3/4
Do you vacuum the substrate or just dip out water? Both
What additives do you use? Tetra Aquasafe & API Algaefix

Water Parameters:
What are your water parameters? Please give exact numbers. If tested by pet store please get exact numbers. "Fine" or "Safe" won't help us help you.

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate: Unknown for all
pH:
Hardness (GH):
Alkalinity (KH):

Symptoms and Treatment:
When did you first notice the symptoms? Day before yesterday
How has your Betta’s appearance changed? His head looks more pointed up
How has your Betta’s behavior changed? Fidgety, unresponsive, random bursts of energy
Is your Betta still eating? He did not eat last time I fed him which was yesterday
Have you started treating your Betta? If so, how? None
Does your Betta have any history of being ill? No
How long have you owned your Betta? Was he or she a rescue? Since February 2015 and no
 
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