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Old 08-10-2012, 08:41 PM   #1 
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Exclamation My new Snail

Hello, I just got a new snail called a golden mystery snail and my betta continues to blow up in his tank and now blows up at me when i approach the tank and he is no longer creating the bubble nest so i dont understand why he is blowing up at me and not attacking the snail does this mean i have to get rid of my snail or is it okay and he will eventually not blow up i just cleaned his water yesterday what am i doing wrong
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:51 PM   #2 
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Did you quarantine the snail?
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:08 PM   #3 
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blowing up? o.o You mean FLARE right?
Did you quarantine the snail?
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:42 PM   #4 
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he flares alot now and i really dont like when he flares and what do you mean by quarantine the snail he is just in with the fish. he flares at me everytime i look into the tank now and idk y but it really grosses me out and it makes him look mean and im already basically afraid of him so im not really happy hes flaring but i cant just get rid of my snail that would be like animal cruelty

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Old 08-10-2012, 10:44 PM   #5 
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also i need to know how i would quarantine him and i also added some live plants and how would i quarantine those
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:45 PM   #6 
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When you get a new fish, plant or invertebrate and you want to add it to an already established tank you need to quarantine it ( put it in its own tank). You should QT things for at least two weeks before adding it to a tank, otherwise they could bring diseases and parasites into your tank.

Flaring is a normal part of bettas, their kinda known for having their big grumpy attitudes.
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:46 PM   #7 
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A betta will naturally flare it is instinctive to do so.

By quarantine they mean have the snail in a separate tank, and watching it to make sure it doesn't have any disease or illness that could otherwise affect your betta.
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:57 PM   #8 
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he has never really flared at me before except once now with this snail he wont stop flaring at me i cant even keep his light on at night anymore because he flares so much
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His light should be on a 12 hour on schedule and a 12 hour off schedule in the first place as they should have complete darkness for at least a couple of hours.
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once again, flaring is apart of owning a betta. It's normal for him to flare. What size is his tank? Maybe he's stressed from the addition of the snail?
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