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Old 07-31-2012, 04:20 PM   #1 
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Unhappy Bubbles had a terrible accident!

My king betta, Mr. ClickyBubbles (yes, I know...) is having a lot of trouble right now. He was in his 2 gal tank on a table, when at 4 am a mattress that was propped up on the wall fell over and knocked him onto the floor. The tank broke (but it was plastic so it didn't shatter) and Bubbles was thrown a few feet away onto the floor. It took a while to find him but when I did I put him in another tank (which he usually prefers) but he's not acting right.

He's lost all his color (he was green and now he is greyish) and has stress stripes. He also will not eat, and is making a very loud clicking sound when he breathes.
His water is fine, temperature and composition. What should I do?
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:30 PM   #2 
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I'm sorry, I have no idea, I hope someone can help you. Clean, warm water and maybe lower the light to help with the stress, that's all I've got.
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:47 PM   #3 
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+1^ Clean water and low lights will reduce stress.
Sorry he's like this. You could get him some IAL or Oak Leaves that have naturally dried and fell off the tree. It has anti-fungal properties and can help relieve him.
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:49 PM   #4 
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Time and rest for him. It was a very traumatic incident. If something that bad had happened to you, you'd probably need a few days to recover too!
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Old 07-31-2012, 07:48 PM   #5 
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OH gosh...I'm so sorry! Yeah, the advice already given..let him rest, keep him warm, and in a dark place...if he's having trouble breathing lower the water level and make sure he has a place to rest near the surface. Keep us updated!
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:51 PM   #6 
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Do you know anyonoe who does Reiki?

I use Reiki on my plants, fish, friends, family, clients, and it very much helps de-stress them.

go see reiki.com for a free distance session.

Also, Jo Dunning has a free "Make a Wish" energy session at her site under "free stuff" jo dunning.com

I hope he feels better soon.
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:26 PM   #7 
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API StressCoat would help, and may be easier to find than IAL or Oak leaves.

Other than that, the best advice has already been given.
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:46 PM   #8 
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I agree with several of the people who have already given you advice.

Clean warm water and low lights. I would also reduce traffic around him for the next couple of days.
Stress coat would also be a great idea to add to the water.
If you can get it, IAL or oak leaves would be a great idea as well.

Wish you the best of luck!
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