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Old 12-31-2012, 04:14 PM   #11 
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:26 PM   #12 
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He's already a lot less clamped I see :) I do see a little beard now maybe, but you just moved him so I wouldn't worry too much about it. He's had a lot of changes recently.

However, I have noticed your betta's mouth never seems to close.. is it always open like that? That's different.. I would almost say it looks a little swollen.. what does someone else think?

I would try to get him a couple silk plants and a little place to hide like a cave or some kind of decor is smooth and wouldn't snag his fins. Even a ceramic mug (I wouldn't use plastic or metal) placed on its side would work (make sure it's never touched chems or soap or stained with coffee). Betta's like to feel protected and not exposed and that can also lead to stress. Leaving the bottom bare is fine, imho. It makes it easier to suck the poop off the bottom as you see it. Also make sure there are holes in that top for fresh air to get in.. I can't tell by the pics but it looks like the top may be fully covered.

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Old 12-31-2012, 04:34 PM   #13 
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He's already a lot less clamped I see :) I do see a little beard now maybe, but you just moved him so I wouldn't worry too much about it. He's had a lot of changes recently.

However, I have noticed your betta's mouth never seems to close.. is it always open like that? That's different.. I would almost say it looks a little swollen.. what does someone else think?

I would try to get him a couple silk plants and a little place to hide like a cave or some kind of decor is smooth and wouldn't snag his fins. Even a ceramic mug (I wouldn't use plastic or metal) placed on its side would work (make sure it's never touched chems or soap or stained with coffee). Betta's like to feel protected and not exposed and that can also lead to stress. Leaving the bottom bare is fine, imho. It makes it easier to suck the poop off the bottom as you see it. Also make sure there are holes in that top for fresh air to get in.. I can't tell by the pics but it looks like the top may be fully covered.
I am going to buy him some plants when I get more money (got laid off).

I had to borrow money from my dad for his new tank.

Also, there is a square hole in the back of the lid that is open for the filter (not using it).

Should I put something over the hole? I dont want anything to get in the tank, or him to jump out.

Or should I just leave it open?
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Sorry you got laid off :(

Leave it open. He needs a little space for air to get in.. that sounds good.
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:38 PM   #15 
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Sorry to hear that you got laid off! I would suggest putting something over the hole. Just some craft mesh would do. My Spikefin is in a bowl that was originally a centerpiece! I put the divider that came with Fireheart's tank over it, and it works fine.
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After looking at it again, it is fine. Something that small won't make much of a difference, except letting air get in.
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Also, does his mouth look swollen?
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It does look swollen to me but I'd like a second opinion.
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Also, here is a pic of the hole. Maybe I should cover it?


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I agree with Callistra...it does look a bit swollen, and it is always open. (at least in the pics) So there is your second opinion, and I agree. I hope that he gets better if he is sick!
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