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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-06-2011, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy New tank-Inactivity

I just got a 2 gallon tank and put my betta and MS in yesterday. They both seem very unactive and the snail hasn't moved in a day. I am a bit worried. Is there anything I can do? Thank you.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-06-2011, 05:14 PM
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How frustrating?
Is your tank heated? Is it filtered? Did you use water conditioner?
Have you tested the ammonia levels?
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-06-2011, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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Heated- Yes, but I don't have a thermometer yet. I am getting one tomorrow.
Filtered- No, but I do have a bubbler that seems to scare my betta. I only leave it on for about an hour a day so the water doesnt go bad.
Conditioner- Yes.
And by the way, this is my tank:
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-06-2011, 05:21 PM
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I would check your snail and make sure it is still alive, check your water temp and make a 50% water only change...to rule the environment and temp out as the cause...
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-06-2011, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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I just filled the tank up 24 hours ago. Still perform a water change?
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Anytime you have behavior changes even if you just made a water change...make another water change to rule out the water/environment as the cause.....it can be easy to forget dechlorinator or not use enough, something on your hand or the air....anything.....water only changes will not hurt regardless......make sure to use dechlorinator and to match the water temp between the new and old water to prevent shock issues...
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-06-2011, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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Ok I am going right now to see if my MS is still alive.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-06-2011, 05:58 PM
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I hope everything works out great!
That is a cute/cool tank setup.

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-07-2011, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
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Update! All is well! I checked on my MS lest night, he pulled into his shell. Now is very active an moving around. And BTW is it okay for him to be climbing the heater?? It's not super warm or anything. It only turns on when it needs to.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-07-2011, 05:08 PM
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If the snail gets too hot, he'll drop off the heater...

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