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Old 07-22-2010, 07:38 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Breathing hard?

Just a quick question. I received my first aquabid fish in today around 11am.
I floated him the the tank (heated) for 15 - 20 minutes to raise the temperature in the bag, and gradually added water from the tank (as read on http://bellsouthpwp.net/J/e/JennViv/acclimatizing.htm). It's about 8:30pm right now and he's still just breathing slightly heavy. He does swim around quite a bit, but then he's also just resting on the bottom of the tank (not laying on his side or anything). His color and everything else other than that seems fine. Could this just be shock from shipping or something else? I've never experienced this with any of my other fish
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Also forgot to add this: he is currently in a 2.5g tank and the water tempature is about 77*..he also ate a bloodworm a little while after he was released into the tank.

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Old 07-22-2010, 08:56 PM   #3 
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Sorry, bumping again for some answers. I have also googled the problem and someone said this:


"Sitting at the bottom isn't unusual for a fish that's just been moved to a new environment, either. It will take him a day or two to just get accustomed to new surroundings."
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Old 07-22-2010, 09:21 PM   #4 
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He's most likely just trying to get use to the change at his own pase.

If you have a light on him right now id suggest turning it off until the second day he is there.
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Old 07-22-2010, 09:24 PM   #5 
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He's most likely just trying to get use to the change at his own pase.

If you have a light on him right now id suggest turning it off until the second day he is there.
Okay, thanks. I kinda figured that. I turned the lights off a while ago, and he will be in complete darkness all night, so I hope he feels better tomorrow.
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Old 07-22-2010, 11:15 PM   #6 
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i think your fish is fine, he just has to adjust. if there is any weird behavior after the next couple of days i would start to worry.

also, mine at night sometimes like the sink to the bottom and just rest. and sometimes he just floats there at the top like he is dead (but not on his side).
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:37 AM   #7 
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Thanks again guys, woke up this morning and he's breathing ALOT more normally, I think the lights out really did the trick. He is still resting on plants but is swimming around alot more ^^
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Glad he is doing better :D
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I'm glad he's doing better.
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