Fish Tutu

Tutu, my male fish betta, has breathes with difficulty

I cleaned him today. When I put him back in his fishbowl he start jumping and acting weird after that all his body went to the bottom. I thought he was dead but then I realized he was breathing. I change him to anothe container with distilled water but he still very bad. I don’t know what to do

almost 3 years ago
Information about Tutu
  • Species: Fish
  • Breed: Betta
  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 10 months
  • Symptoms: Difficulty breathing
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Tutu, my male fish betta, has breathes with difficulty
1 vet has answered
Veterinarian Barkibu Vets
Barkibu Vets


If that happens it is because some factor it is not appropriate. It may be that the water is not cleaned or that the fish tank is too small, or that there are more fish than the account for the space of the tank.

It is possible that the fish ate too much, or that the blood worm had some bacteria. It’s probably the first one, since the betta fish have a very small stomach and they are always want to eat. They are always hungry and don’t feel the limit while eating.

Also, it is important to clean any leftovers of blood worm from the water.

To help him clean his guts, you can cook some peas and give him small pieces of it.

All the best,

almost 3 years ago