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Old 06-28-2009, 01:23 PM   #1 
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Still gills

I woke up this morning and Akiyo was excited to see me and he started flaring and dancing. First i noticed that he couldnt quite flare completely. He could only get the bottom out. Then i noticed his gills dont move at all.... like just the bottoms and his little flarey thing move =/

Does anyone know why this might be or what i can do to help? Hes a happy fish and it doesnt seem to slow him down at all, but i would assume that its hard for him to breathe?
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Old 06-28-2009, 10:48 PM   #2 
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...no one has an opinion?
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Old 06-28-2009, 11:12 PM   #3 
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Well. Bettas are anabantoids (or anabantids, which ever you prefer) and don't rely on their gills much at all.

I've seen Walmart bettas flare half their beard vut the other half just stayed tucked in (my guess is dirty water).

He may be in need of a water change.

Unless he startys gettin REALLY sick I wouldn't worry.
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Old 06-29-2009, 01:45 AM   #4 
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ok thank you that helps a lot. He flared fully when i got home. Hes been very flarey lately haha
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Nice that he is fine.
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