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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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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?

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.

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

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

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?

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