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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-22-2010, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
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Aagh! My Betta is suicidal...

I came home today and Veles had lodged himself in the space between the heater and the tank wall that was out of the water.
He looked all dried out. I panicked and went to get a q-tip to push him out. I did so gently, and he floated for a few minutes and then he started moving. That was scary. Has anyone else experienced this??

Edit- Okay now he did it again!! What is happening? Does he think he's a land animal or somthing??


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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-22-2010, 07:30 PM
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I'd change his water. Sounds like he's trying to get out of it for some reason?

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That's wierd, because I did a small water change today (regular water.)
But I do waterchanged every saturday, so I will. This is so wierd....


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It is weird. It might not even be the reason but it's all I could think of. Ha!

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Thank you for your help, though, I appreciate it ;)


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Eek! Tell Veles that the grass is NOT greener on the other side, and to stay in the water, LOL. No advice, but I admit, very weird!

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What's the temp of the water??

Unless your tank is cycled, do a full water change. If it is, do a 50%, and keep your tank covered!!!!!

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It's cycled, and about 78-79. temp. its not burning lol.
the tank is covered, I lost a betta due to jumping out of the water... I learned that lesson!


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How is he getting out if it's covered?! Freaky...

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I know.... he's an escape artist..... :S


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