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post #521 of 821 (permalink) Old 08-11-2012, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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I know, why can't I drag one of my bettas around? :D

Here's a much longer video. My folks left so it was nice and quiet.

http://s1236.photobucket.com/albums/...arkyUpdate.mp4

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Poor Sparky. Just checked and he's still got air bubbles all over him, even on his whiskers. I added an airstone to help dissipate the bubbles.
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Bubbles? What does that mean? O__O

Hahahahah. -zapzapzapzapzap- "IT'S NOT WORKING!"

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You know those bubbles you get on the tank walls after water changes? Those are little gas bubbles that come from . . . something, I can't remember and too lazy to look it up. But on rare occasions, those bubbles can get breathed in through the gills and cause bubbles under the skin, or gas bubble disease. Just want to make sure the Sparkster doesn't get that.

I wish I could pet him more. There's something so pettable about him.
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I could tell you were enjoying petting him.. haha.

Really? O__O Those happen when I do 100% changes on the little tanks. Actually.. not lately. I pour in water extremely fast now and it doesn't happen anymore.. hmm.

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I'm only worried because I can actually see the bubbles on Sparky. Usually, I can't see them so what I don't know, I don't worry about.

It has something to do with superheating the gases in cold water. I think they're nitrogen bubbles?
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Superheating? Maybe he was zapping too much and they formed? D: That seems possible. Electricity is hot.

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Caused by gas saturation in water and is "amalgous to the 'bends' in human divers." It is mainly nitrogen gas that is toxic to fish above 104% saturation. "This condition may arise when cool and gas-rich water is quickly warmed." Basically, cool water heated by a heater. It also happens when "newly set up aquaria have been filled with cold tap water and quickly warmed to operating temperatures." Such as when we draw lukewarm water from our tap.

Source, A-Z of Tropical Fish Diseases and Health Problems by Burgess, Bailey, and Exell.
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Sounds like it could happen from zapping.
Good to know, I'll avoid using cold tap water. xD

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I'm sure he was zapping away, poor guy. He seems to be doing all right now though. I caught him swimming around a moment ago but he hid when he saw me. I wonder why?
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