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Old 11-12-2012, 08:00 PM   #11 
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Thank you everyone! I started stressing out lastnight thinking that my baby was stressing out. It's probably b/c she is so small still. She acts like a puppy when I'm around, she will wiggle like crazy when I play with her and talk to her. I take my pipette and she chases it and I blow bubbles with it and she loves it. She seems happy to me.

And I know when she's NOT happy. I once tried transferring her into a 20 gallon by herself but the filter was way too strong and there wasn't enough plants and hiding spots. (I did this b/c the ammonia in the little tank was really high and the 20 gallon was already cycled) I could tell instantly she hated it. I felt so bad and thought she was going to die b/c I stressed her out so badly. I put her BACK in the small one and she instantly colored up again and was swimming around like normal.

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Old 11-12-2012, 08:05 PM   #12 
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Yeah I've had the same problem before. :/ I bought a 5 gallon tank this summer and wanted to put my favorite boy in it, who is currently in a 2.5 gallon. The second I did he stressed out completely! I thought I was going to loose him so I put him back in his 2.5 gallon tank and he has been fine since. I've noticed that some of them actually like smaller tanks while others could careless.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:15 PM   #13 
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Aww.. sorry you were stressed out :( But I wouldn't worry about it.. being active, eating healthy, responsive to you.. don't see a sign of a stressed out fish.

Just going by your description of age and such, pretty much tells you she is just a youngin' :) Or he... lol
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:37 PM   #14 
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She's definitely female, and those stripes indicate stress.
I hope you enjoy her company and continue to be a good fishkeeper :)
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:01 PM   #15 
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The stripes re probably because she's young. Could be a male but I think they're right that she's a female.
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