My betta sits at top of bowl why is this?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by Durbkat, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. D

    Durbkat Valued Member Member

    I have a red betta and he is in a cat shaped fish bowl and latley he has been spending alot of time at the top of the water. Is he cold or does he need a water change?
     
  2. Butterfly

    Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    Durbkat don't know how I missed this. By now you've probably figured out he needs a water change ;) . Even though Bettas breathe air the ammomia from their excreations still build up and they need frequent,major water changes. especially if in a small container. Sorry took so long.
    Carol
     
  3. OP
    OP
    D

    Durbkat Valued Member Member

    He is now in a 2.5 minibow tank but still spends alot of time at top and the water is in good condition.
     
  4. Butterfly

    Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    yeah they tend to hover at the top, maybe he would like a plant.
    Carol
     




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