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Old 12-30-2012, 02:32 AM   #1 
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Betta's acting weird.

I just went to Petco and bought me a HM, named him, Salamander. It's so weird cause the entire time his body is always vertical. At first I thought it was just because he was too big for his tiny little bowl that they kept him in. BUT when I put him in my 10g, he was still doing the same thing. He doesn't eat nor do anything but lays vertically, or just sitting at the bottom of my tank. BUT when I put him in with my new adopted Betta, Galactus (I had to adopt him and I gave him a name because the old owner only used it for fighting), then Salamander shows off his stuff. Any Ideas??
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:36 AM   #2 
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Are they together or is that a divider? I can't tell.. I think he's fine. My big fin boys lay all sorts of odd sometimes. Have a read through the care stickies. Lots of info you would appreciate
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:07 AM   #3 
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If he looks like he's having trouble swimming, then he's got a swim bladder disorder. But if he's just laying funny, maybe he's bored (boredom also leads to tail and fin biting). Get him lots of hiding places, plants and decorations both inside and outside the tank, and I'll bet you'll see a change in his attitude.
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