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Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by gothtears1, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. gothtears1New MemberMember

    my male batta keeps on flowing to the top of the tank like he is dead but he is not. when i touch the glass he moves and all but then he just floats to the top again. can someone plz tell me what the think is wrong with him?
  2. steed1172

    steed1172Well Known MemberMember

  3. iloveengl

    iloveenglWell Known MemberMember

    I'm sorry you're worried about your betta. :(

    Could you please fill out you aquarium info (located under "My settings") so we can have a better idea of what's going on in your fish's environment.

  4. Lucy

    LucyModeratorModerator Member

    I'm sorry that your betta isn't feeling well. It's impossible to give any suggestions with the little information you've given us. :(

  5. OP

    gothtears1New MemberMember

    hes doing better ty steed1172 for the article it really helped i read it and bid the garlic drops and he is swimming like normal again.
    but i have another question about my friends batta he lays straight up or sometimes he will lay against the side of the tank or he will lay straight but cant swim, and he cant swim up he like just has to jolt himself up to get the food but he looks healthy.
  6. fishingman001

    fishingman001Well Known MemberMember

    is your friends tank cycled?

    has the bettas size changed? does it look bloated? any color change?
  7. OP

    gothtears1New MemberMember

    no. hes still he don't look bloated. no color change
  8. fishingman001

    fishingman001Well Known MemberMember

    if the tank isn't cycled that is his problem. he need to cycle the tank. the betta is probably dying from ammonia poisoning.
  9. erk419New MemberMember

    What are the water readings on both tanks?
  10. OP

    gothtears1New MemberMember

  11. Llama

    LlamaWell Known MemberMember

    Water readings will help greatly.

    If the fish seems to be breathing rapidly 'gasping' for air, then its probably ammonia poisioning.
  12. Lucy

    LucyModeratorModerator Member

    Llama, this thread is from Dec. Hopefully things got sorted out for the better.
    From reading the other thread, this members bettas are in 1g and 16oz :(

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