View Full Version : Floating Fish

11-22-2008, 07:36 PM
Since yesterday my Betta has stopped swimming around his tank. He just floats at the surface not doing anything. His appetite is fine, and he shows no other signs of being sick. What could be wrong with him?

11-22-2008, 07:54 PM
Could you give a bit more information on your tank?

What is the size, filtration and water change schedule? Do you know your ammonia, nitrites or nitrates?

Is there any decor, other tank mates?

It could be swimbladder if he's unable to swim to different levels... but that's just one possibility, I'm sure there are others as well

11-22-2008, 10:07 PM
False alarm!!!!

There was a plant that I had taken out of his tank and forgot to replace. When I put the plant back in the tank he perked right up and is now acting like his old self again. He only missed his plant, isn't that crazy?

11-22-2008, 10:22 PM
hehe that's partially why I asked about decor - mine used to love to rest in plants so I thought he may be missing something ;-)