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Old 11-04-2012, 10:14 PM   #1 
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Need a little help with my newest rescue

So, I just rescued a female crowntail from petsmart the end of last week, she had pretty pronounced stress stripes and was pretty lethargic even after I brought her home. Now that she's set up in her new temporary home (1 gallon as quarantine -10g sorority tank later) her stripes have gone, but I dont see her move around much at all. She just lays on the bottom of the bowl except when she has to take a breath or has a bite to eat on the rare occasion. She really doesnt have an appetite, i've tried everything i have to offer food-wise (pellets, freeze dried blood worms, daphnia, and mysis i think, flakes, frozen but thawed brine shrimp...but all shes ate is maybe 1 pellet every other day. She's got to be the youngest betta i've ever had so I'm really not sure if theres anything different i should be doing? Any suggestions would be helpful
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:23 PM   #2 
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Keep her water super clean and warm and give her time. If she was super stressed, it may take her a while to get over that. Also, sometimes it takes bettas awhile to start eating when they are in a new environment. Keep an eye on her activity level, her poop, coloring, etc for any signs of illness. But mostly, keep her clean and warm and plenty of time.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:47 PM   #3 
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That's what I've been doing so far I just didnt know if I should worry about her being sick or if shes still stressed
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:53 PM   #4 
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That is exactly what my female betta did (and she is a crowntail too) Don't worry it is just the new environment. I was freaking out thinking I was doing something wrong. After a week or so she came around and is now swimming everywhere and is always hungry. Just give her some time and some clean and warm water along with some TLC! :D
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:57 AM   #5 
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Do you have something else in the tank, where she could hide in/next to? It may help her feel a bit more safe and will have her feeling more comfortable to explore if she has something nearby to run to when/if she gets startled.
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:03 AM   #6 
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Yeah there's some silk plants in there and I have her bowl separated from all the others just in case...Ive just never had a fish that I knew wasn't physically sick take this long to come around so I was worried she would never
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