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Does a betta fish need to be able to breathe air directly to survive. I currently have a fluval edge tank which was given as a gift. So I planted it with low light java fern and everythings been ok. I added some ghost shrimp and an otocinclus catfish. After they were in there for about two weeks I decided to add a center piece fish a crown tail Betta everything was fine for the first three days then all of a sudden he was on the bottom of the tank. I did quarantine him for 4 days. All leaves seem to be fine and the other fish and inverts are doing fine. What do you think killed him?

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they need air directly

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As Luke said, the are labrynth fish, so they need air from our atmosphere. Another factor might be a spike in ammonia, if the tank wasn't cycled. The 'oto cat' is a schooling fish and should be kept in groups of three or more. Just so you know!
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