Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 11-01-2012, 11:32 PM   #1
RAH
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
RAH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: MS
Posts: 249
Help with betta

My wife's betta is cruel up in a S shape and sinks and whenever it goes to eat she misses the food and is not really moving around much. Please help.
__________________

__________________
RAH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2012, 11:36 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Junction City, KS
Posts: 175
Is it an s when looking at the top of the fish? Or an s from the side?

A little more in your set up will help, how big tank, filtered heated etc

Anything else other than the shape? Fins clamped shut, breathing hard?
__________________

__________________
KevinM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2012, 12:39 AM   #3
RAH
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
RAH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: MS
Posts: 249
Quote:
Originally Posted by KevinM
Is it an s when looking at the top of the fish? Or an s from the side?

A little more in your set up will help, how big tank, filtered heated etc

Anything else other than the shape? Fins clamped shut, breathing hard?
Top
Move to bowl didn't have side tank ready
Breathing normal and no problems with fins
I'm thinking swim bladder disease but not really sure.
__________________
RAH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2012, 02:42 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
shellieca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Ontario, CA
Posts: 1,622
How much & how often do you feed? Also what do you feed? How long have you had him? I recently bought a female who was doing the same thing & couldn't swim down, she would just bob back up. I put her in a 1g, heated container, did daily water changes, added a little aq salt, fed her 1 pellet once a day every other day & within 5 days she was swimming normal. I would start with fasting for 2-3 days.
__________________
shellieca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2012, 04:29 PM   #5
RAH
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
RAH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: MS
Posts: 249
Quote:
Originally Posted by shellieca
How much & how often do you feed? Also what do you feed? How long have you had him? I recently bought a female who was doing the same thing & couldn't swim down, she would just bob back up. I put her in a 1g, heated container, did daily water changes, added a little aq salt, fed her 1 pellet once a day every other day & within 5 days she was swimming normal. I would start with fasting for 2-3 days.
Well, fasting now. It's the same as you describe yours. Mine is being feed a mix diet but in 2 days I will try pellets. I'm doing water changes daily and keeping her bowl in a fairy warm room
__________________
RAH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2012, 04:42 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
shellieca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Ontario, CA
Posts: 1,622
Quote:
Originally Posted by RAH View Post
Well, fasting now. It's the same as you describe yours. Mine is being feed a mix diet but in 2 days I will try pellets. I'm doing water changes daily and keeping her bowl in a fairy warm room
If you can check the temp, they should be in water no cooler than 75 but preferrably 78-80. On a regular basis mine get 2-3 (depending on the Betta) pellets once per day 5 days a week, frozen food 1 day a week & fasted every Friday. Remember Bettas stomach are only about the size of their eye so they are very tiny & they are famous for overeating so you have to monitor very closely how much they are eating. When you say bowl, what size are you talking about? If this is her permanent home I suggest getting her a minimum of a 5g tank that is heated & filtered, you'll be amazed at the difference it makes in her health & behavior.
__________________
shellieca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2012, 05:37 PM   #7
RAH
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
RAH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: MS
Posts: 249
Well like I said my 10 gallon is my community tank and my 55 is cichlid so I didn't have much room. I know about keeping bettas and all that good stuff.
__________________
RAH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2012, 09:56 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
shellieca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Ontario, CA
Posts: 1,622
Quote:
Originally Posted by RAH
Well like I said my 10 gallon is my community tank and my 55 is cichlid so I didn't have much room. I know about keeping bettas and all that good stuff.
Just making a suggestion because many people don't realize that Bettas need more than what most pet stores advertise. I used to have mine in 1g containers, unheated & unfiltered & I had lots of problems health wise with them. My females are now in a heated, filtered 46g community tank & the boys are in heated, filtered 10g tanks & they're all much happier & healthier.
__________________
shellieca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 11:55 AM   #9
RAH
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
RAH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: MS
Posts: 249
Well betta is better now just going to watch her for a while
__________________
RAH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 02:18 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
shellieca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Ontario, CA
Posts: 1,622
Quote:
Originally Posted by RAH
Well betta is better now just going to watch her for a while
Glad to hear she's better.
__________________

__________________
shellieca is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
betta

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×