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Why is your Siamese fighting fish always at a standstill and doesn't swim around much?

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Bettas are often lethargic when they are sick, cold or bored. If kept in small cups or vases without filtration, adequate swimming room or heating, all three will usually apply. Bettas are tropical fish that require a minimum of one gallon, with a preferred tank size of 3-5 gallons. They MUST have heaters, and tanks of 1-3 gallons are not options in climates where the water temperature will fall below 20C. Ever. If the tank does not have a filter, you should use an ammonia ionizer like ammo-lock to reduce the effects of ammonia toxicity, and change the water three times a week at a minimum.

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