Onyx My Male Betta

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    Robinsnest New Member Member

    My Male betta fish onyx has been acting super strange lately, he isnt moving a lot and he and opening his mouth a ton when he breathes. He has been an active fish for the entire time I got him even when he had fin rot. Now he
    Just sits on the bottom. The water is fine, I've checked it and I did a water change. What could be wrong with him?
     
  2. bryangar

    bryangar Well Known Member Member

    Can you give us some info on your tank?
    Tank size?
    Is it cycled? Heated? Filtered?
    How often do you do water changes? How much?
    Can you give us the parameter numbers for ammonia, nitrite and nitrate?
     
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    Robinsnest New Member Member

    Gi have a 5 gallon tank with a heater and a filter. It has been filtering and I've been doing a water change about once a week depending on the food that drops. When I do a water change I do about a 50%-75% water change. The nitrates and nitrites are normal, there is no ammonia.
     


  4. bryangar

    bryangar Well Known Member Member

    When you say nitrates and nitrates are normal, what exact number or color shows on your test kit?
    Can you post a picture of your tank? Also what temp is the tank at?
     
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  6. bryangar

    bryangar Well Known Member Member

    I’m not sure what it could be since you seem to be doing everything right. Have you changed anything?
     


  7. Adriifu

    Adriifu Well Known Member Member

    Bettas don’t need air stones. High water movement can bother them. Other than that, everything seems all right. Is he showing any other symptoms? Lack of appetite, scratching, etc. Can we get a picture of him? How long have you had him?
     
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    Robinsnest New Member Member

    Not for a while, I don't know how old he is, I got him from a petco.
     
  9. bryangar

    bryangar Well Known Member Member

    How long have you had him?
    Can you also provide a picture of him?
     
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    Robinsnest New Member Member

    Not for a while, I don't know how old he is, I got him from a petco.
     
  11. Adriifu

    Adriifu Well Known Member Member

    Can you answer the questions I asked, please?
     
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    Robinsnest New Member Member

    Hes only had a lack of appetite
     

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  13. Adriifu

    Adriifu Well Known Member Member

    Perhaps he’s getting old. Do you know when you bought him?
     
  14. IHaveADogToo

    IHaveADogToo Well Known Member Member

    Hey! I have a betta named Onyx too! He's a black and white crowntail!

    You mentioned he's "opening his mouth a lot when he breathes" - but what about his gills? Do his gills appear to moving faster than they used to? Are his gills opening and closing properly? Does anything look "off" about his gills to you?

    Also, if you can post some pictures of your betta doing this lay at the bottom thing, that would be helpful.
     
  15. CanadianFishFan

    CanadianFishFan Well Known Member Member

    Agree how long have you had him?
     
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    Robinsnest New Member Member

    I got home 6 months ago
     
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    Robinsnest New Member Member

    When he breathes heavily his gill look like they are moving fast as well. His mouth and gills are usually in sync.

    This picture is always what he looks like. He lays on the ground and just lays there on his side.
     

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    Robinsnest New Member Member

    I've
    Had him for about 6 months