Question: Is My Betta Fish Dying Or Just Sick?

How long does it take for a betta to die?

Because your fish is usually 6 months – 1 year old by the time you buy it, you can expect him to live for around two – two and a half years old.

However, it’s not uncommon for Bettas to live until 4 or 5 years old if they are given the perfect tank conditions and cared for properly (more on this later)..

Why is my betta fish laying on the bottom of the tank?

Sleeping Betta Fish One of the most common reasons for a betta laying on the bottom of the tank is that it’s sleeping. Betta fish often enjoy laying on their sides while resting. It’s comfortable for them, even though it looks like very strange behavior to most aquarium keepers.

Do betta fish die easily?

As we have seen, bettas can die from poor water conditions, overfeeding, cool water temperatures, and a dangerous living situation. Aside from the physical damage these issues can cause, when your fish is under constant stress, he is more likely to get sick, and more likely to die.

Do betta fish float or sink when they die?

A dead fish tends to float or sink in one spot. Dead bettas will start to decay quickly and may grow a white fungus. A dead fish will also not respond to movement near it or touch. On a betta you can check the gills for movement which indicate breathing.