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Old 03-01-2008, 08:45 PM   #1 
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new tank same problem(now with pics)

so i put my betta in a new tank and he is still swimming at the sides agressevly. i put paper over the side he is most angry towards and it seemes to be working. what is his problem and is there anyway i can make him less agressive. he is the only fish in the tank and the water is 76 degrees. there is no current.

im concerned that he will hurt himself by bashing his head against the side.
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Old 03-01-2008, 08:57 PM   #2 
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he is also spitting out his food.
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Old 03-01-2008, 09:43 PM   #3 
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how new is the tank? have you checked amonnia / nitrite / nitrate and all that stuff?? water dechlorinated sufficiently?? if the tank was cycling maybe is he is?? also, is there enough decor / plants for him to hide in or feel secure?
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Old 03-01-2008, 09:51 PM   #4 
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there was a plant, i guess you cant call it a "tank" its a petco betta container im a bout to post pics. i put the plant in after i took photos. here it is. and i dechlorinated the water like 20 minutes before i put him in.
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Old 03-01-2008, 10:42 PM   #6 
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I have read that you should wait at least 24 hours before putting the Betta in any water that has dechlorination in it.

Also, your Betta would be much happier in a 2.5-5 gallon tank.
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Old 03-01-2008, 10:43 PM   #7 
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That tank is too small, and there is no hiding spots, light or heater. He is living in hell right now.
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Old 03-01-2008, 11:48 PM   #8 
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I have to agree with Cody. You're Betta really needs a bigger tank, a heater, some plants and hiding spots. Imagine being in a small empty room all of the time with nothing to do, no where to go and its constantly cold. Not much fun. I'm not lecturing, just saying.

I would recommend a 2.5 to 5 gallon tank for your betta with a couple live plants and a decoration which he could hide in and a heater. With out those things he will be stressed out and prone to illness which means he will have a much shorter life span.
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Old 03-02-2008, 10:27 AM   #9 
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i have a one gallon tank at my other house, just, i dont know when the next time im goin over there is, do you think this will be ok for a week, or should i run to petsmart and get a one gallon tank asap?
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I would go get a 2.5-5 gallon tank with a heater ASAP.
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