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sunfishman
12-17-2009, 10:01 PM
my betta has recently been acting sluggish, not moving his pectorals or swimming actively like usual. is there something i can do to help him? im afraid this is serious, but have never seen it before.

Northernguy
12-17-2009, 10:06 PM
Are you doing your water changes?
Have you tested your tank recently?
How old is it?

sunfishman
12-17-2009, 10:15 PM
i do regular changes, the water is about 6.8, and he is about a year old

Lab_Rat
12-17-2009, 10:36 PM
Regular could mean anything from once a week to once a year. Please post the maintenance schedule and readings for ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate. Also the temp you keep him at, if the water is too cold that may cause sluggishness.

Scrup
12-17-2009, 11:01 PM
Has he grown at all since you got him, or was he fully grown?

mommy1
12-17-2009, 11:13 PM
what temperature is the water in the tank. bettas like fairly warm water, around 78-80F.

sunfishman
12-18-2009, 01:56 AM
the params. havnt changed, he is just suddenly sluggish. i want to know what could have suddenly caused this lethargic behavior

annageckos
12-18-2009, 03:56 AM
What size tank is he in? Is there any other fish with him? What is the temp and how long have you had him?

sunfishman
12-19-2009, 03:36 PM
he is in a 3 gallon, no others, and the water is about 80. ive had him for almost a year, i got him when he was pretty small.

Northernguy
12-19-2009, 03:41 PM
I would do daily water changes and try some betta fix.It may help.

iZinedane
12-19-2009, 03:47 PM
Or he could just be bored. are you moving his "toys" every w/c?

tori.lock
12-19-2009, 09:53 PM
Do you have the exact parameters?
Is there a chance that the water in your area was changed?
How are his colors?
Is he eating normally?

sunfishman
12-20-2009, 03:57 AM
i'll try that