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Old 06-05-2009, 02:33 AM   #1 
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Exclamation body went lame!!!!!

fishy1 scared me today..he has been building a huge huge bubble nest for a while now.so anyway i said morning to him and was about to leave,my curiosity ot the better of me and i started counting the bubbles lol...i eventually ran out of fingers and toes so i looked at him and told him to cool down he wont be getting any...then all of a sudden he goes straight to the bottom of the tank and his body went completely lame!!!!!falling to its side on the stones!

i rushed like a maniac to get a container and prepd water(i keep on hand).then as i tried to get him he became energised again..is it from the nest building?he seems to be doing great now flaring at his reflection and swiiming like a mad thing.

ive found him a few times resting on the fake bambooo leaves...other night just before bed i found him on the top leaves almost out the water?is that normal? im worrired if he goes lame again is it natural?
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Old 06-05-2009, 11:13 AM   #2 
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Yes its normal. Bettas need to rest as well. I often look for mine and they are just sitting on something. At first i freaked out too,thinking somethings wrong. But no,its normal.
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Old 06-05-2009, 11:34 AM   #3 
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Bettas sleep too. They don't like getting disturbed from their beauty sleep (not that they need it lol). But ya he's just tired after working on that nest :)
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Old 06-05-2009, 02:47 PM   #4 
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Yep, they definitely don't like being disturbed! lol
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Old 06-06-2009, 01:12 PM   #5 
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Yeah, mine needs to rest a lot when the filter is on because he's constantly fighting it. How strong is your filter flow? It's probably just that he was tired. No worries at all.
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Old 06-07-2009, 05:49 AM   #6 
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ah ok thanks lol,we dont use heaters or filters in our tanks yet,ill be upgrading his tank later on and thatll have all the niggly bits lol.at first i thought i broke his heart by saying im not getting him a girl..lol but i just ordered a few females from my pet shop yesterday.they only had small lil ladies neway and id prefer some older gals for now.no intention on breeding thou.lol its too much of a mission at the moment.
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