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Old 09-09-2012, 04:27 AM   #1 
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Behaviour?

So, as some of you may know, I have a new little girl! I've never owned a female before, so I don't know what to expect. I'm worried though that her behaviour isn't normal. The first night she was here, she was without a heater, but I picked one up the next morning and out it in, as well as some IAL. Ever since then, shes's been sitting at the top of the tank, slightly sinking to the bottom swimming for a second and sitting back up at the top for LONG periods (hour?) of time. She also looks like she's breathing quite heavily and she hasn't eaten for two nights as well. She's also with egg. So, I have no idea if this is normal behaviour or not, please help!
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Old 09-09-2012, 11:31 AM   #2 
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What is the temp?
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Old 09-09-2012, 11:54 AM   #3 
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ive had some fish do this when i first bring them home, but they almost always perk up. i had one girl who didnt eat for a week after i brought her home. ive personally never tried it with new fish, but if she continues to do this you could use some API Stress Coat to see if that helps. but just make sure shes in warm, clean water for a few days.
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Old 09-09-2012, 05:13 PM   #4 
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Unfortunately she passed away last night. Thanks for the help though. ):
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Old 09-09-2012, 05:19 PM   #5 
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magnum so sorry maybe she was already sick when you got her.
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Old 09-09-2012, 05:55 PM   #6 
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Sorry to hear that :( Sounds like she wasn't well to begin with and the move just hastened things along.
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:16 AM   #7 
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thanks guys. Yeah, it seemed like she was really nervous when I picked her up, so maybe it was just unavoidable.
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