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Old 07-24-2011, 07:38 PM   #1 
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Question HM tails too heavy?

My HM, Newf, has been lying on the bottom of the tank a lot lately. I'm wondering if his most awesome finnage is getting to be too heavy for him.

Does anyone know if large fins can wear a fish out?
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Old 07-24-2011, 07:49 PM   #2 
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Hmm, I've never heard of that. Sometimes Bettas just like to rest though, maybe you've been catching him at bad times?
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If his tail is weighing him down, he would probably start tail biting. I think there may be something wrong with water params. Or look at temp.
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Hmm...my HM, Red (also my avatar ) does that too. I think he's just resting. And what Neil said, he would start tail biting. So I think he's okay.
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Old 07-25-2011, 05:26 PM   #5 
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I think it might be temp. He seems to be one of those fish that hates cooler water, and I was mean and stole his heater for my another fish who's being medicated right now. He'll get that back tomorrow.

He's pretty active today, and I think it's because it's really warm outside, so it's warm inside, too.
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Old 07-25-2011, 05:43 PM   #6 
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All bettas are sensitive to colder water.
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Yeah. Some are more sensitive though.
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Old 07-25-2011, 06:11 PM   #8 
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He seems to be one of the more sensitive ones. I have two other bettas in unheated 1g tanks (Newf's in a 1.5g) that are swimming around like crazy.

He'll be better tomorrow once I give him back his heater and he can sleep on it again.
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