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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-05-2011, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
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Fins too heavy...

One of the drawbacks of big finned bettas. No wonder some of them munch their tails. He's pretty but the poor guy can't stay upright...

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-05-2011, 10:24 PM
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That poor thing! Does this happen with all the fancy guys?
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-05-2011, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
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Not all of them, many manage ok. This fish has a fairly strong current from it's filter which isn't helping him out.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-05-2011, 10:57 PM
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aw, poor thing. He needs to learn to swim in a smaller calmer tank.. Am I right? Since they're kept in cups for so long?? I looked at Aquabid71's channel and video (without sound, so I don't know what they said) but the bettas looked well! But, such heavy finnage :(

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-05-2011, 11:09 PM
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Daww poor guy :C
Its hurts to be pretty.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-06-2011, 12:06 AM
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:( That's kind of sad. :( I hope he just needs to build up his swimming muscles. :/

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:( That's kind of sad. :( I hope he just needs to build up his swimming muscles. :/
and have that filter removed!

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