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Old 08-01-2012, 02:20 PM   #1 
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tank cleaning and stripes?

i was giving Piccolo her first tank cleaning today. when i cleaned it i put her in her cup from petco. i noticed that a few minutes after that she had two white stripes, one on her body, one on the base of her anal fin, where it meets the body. i know stripes mean stress, is it normal for tank cleanings and such?
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Old 08-01-2012, 03:47 PM   #2 
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It is normal. I'm sure she will be fine in a few hours. As you stated this was her first tank cleaning. Some betta's are more sensitive to stress than others.
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Okay, thanks!
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:43 PM   #4 
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You can always give her a little treat afterward (like a bloodworm) to show her that cleanings aren't that awful. I did that with Dumbledore and he now doesn't mind them as much as he did before.
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Okay, I'll try that. I thought about giving her a little food while she was in there to make her feel more at home, but I wasn't sure.
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