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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-19-2012, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
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oddball fish or sales gimmick?

So I love looking through the fish on E Bay as much as Aquabid, and today I came across this.

It looks like SBD but... it doesn't. I have seen fish swim like this but it's not often. So... is it a sick fish, a unique fish or a normal fish who did something different once or twice and is now being sold as an oddity?



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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-19-2012, 02:46 PM
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maybe he was trained? Sure is beautiful.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-19-2012, 02:51 PM
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IMO-it looks like he has a CNS (Central nervous system) disorder-from either injury, water quality or most likely birth defect.....thats just my opinion....

Personally, I wouldn't buy that Betta especially for that price...Free for a pet maybe.....
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-20-2012, 02:33 AM
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I think something is wrong with it. Have never seen one swim like that before.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-20-2012, 05:52 AM
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it's got a swim bladder infection most likely. i saw this happen with a ryukin goldfish of ours, it progressively got worse till he just couldn't swim right at all, could barely eat or breathe, and had to be put down :(

So remember, when you're feeling very small and insecure,
How amazingly unlikely is your birth,
And pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space,
'Cause there's bugger-all down here on Earth.

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