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Hi I got a Delta tail Betta fish 2 days ago, and today I sadly woke up to him being dead. The day I got him he was doing fine, and the 2nd day in the morning he was also doing fine but then he started to be less active and was at the bottom of the tank. At first I assumed he was just sleeping or napping, he would some times be on his side or in those weird positions they like getting into when they're sleeping. But then later that day I noticed he still was at the bottom of the tank, I made sure he was still alive, which he was and I dropped two food pellets into the tank but he didn't eat them. Then I checked on him again later and the food was still there, then I noticed he was bloated at the bottom, I looked some stuff up and looked at some discussions and concluded that he was constipated. I don't think he had dropsy because his scales didn't spike up. But sadly this morning he was dead and I'm confused on what happened, can anyone help me?

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Maybe by answering this we can find the cause?

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?

What food brand do you use?
Do you feed flakes or pellets?
How often do you feed your Betta? How much?

your Betta became ill how often did you perform a water change?
What percentage of water did you change?
What is the source of your water?
Do you vacuum the substrate or just dip out water?
What additives do you use? What brand of conditioner?

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. Important: Test your water before the regular water change; not after one.

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 ill or suffering some sort of damage when purchased?


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