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Old 01-19-2013, 09:53 PM   #41 
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mine always acts cautious when I change the water or when I first added him or swims "thoughtfully" and takes his time analyzing anything new.

I'd give him some time to adjust, just keep an eye on him.
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maybe wrap a thick blanket around his tank, help conserve the heat.
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:00 PM   #43 
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mine always acts cautious when I change the water or when I first added him or swims "thoughtfully" and takes his time analyzing anything new.

I'd give him some time to adjust, just keep an eye on him.
Ack! Bo keeps going back and forth from levitating, to swimming slowly, to hiding in the leaves to giving me a heart attack by barely floating!

Still, thank you for your thoughts on the matter. Hopefully he's just... getting used to everything. I didn't keep anything from his old tank but the fake grass, so maybe he's just overwhelmed...

Whenever you changes your betta's surroundings, how did they deal with it? Did you worry so much?
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maybe wrap a thick blanket around his tank, help conserve the heat.
Agreed~ I'm going to wrap his tank in my Dallas Cowboys snuggie!
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I had one who flared at everything, another who acted totally normal, and my girls also flared a bit. They are all different.
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:05 PM   #46 
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Also, try to give him only 8-12 hours of light a day. They don't have eyelids so you need to have darkness to sleep. When I turn out my tank lights I also cover them with a blanket or towel to keep out the light (except for on my blind bettas tank, lol.)

Resting on leaves is normal if its not excessive.
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I had one who flared at everything, another who acted totally normal, and my girls also flared a bit. They are all different.
*Sighs* I know, I know... I can't help but root for him, though ^^;
After everything that's happened to him, I want him to know what a good home is like and what love is like. I suppose I'm just afraid that if something happens to him, he wouldn't have known any of that.

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Sorry, I'm crazy... ^^;
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The betta bug is a wonderful thing to get :)
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Also, try to give him only 8-12 hours of light a day. They don't have eyelids so you need to have darkness to sleep. When I turn out my tank lights I also cover them with a blanket or towel to keep out the light (except for on my blind bettas tank, lol.)

Resting on leaves is normal if its not excessive.
Ah, I see... what about simply floating? Like, upright, fins moving, but just.... floating?
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I'm on my third betta. I've learned they all have distinct personalities. mine have all gotten more sedate as they got older. do you know his age?

my first was curious and frisky until he died at about 5 years old. my second was only energetic his first year. current one, he is probably around a year old now and quite energetic and curious. he has a lot more space than the previous ones, so I'm eager to see what a difference it will make.
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