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Old 01-19-2013, 10:14 PM   #51 
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*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... ^^;
You are not crazy, lol. Sometimes they get sick from the bad care they received in the past. He will likely recover -you are doing a great job taking care of him- but if anything were to happen, I am 100% sure it would not be your fault, but his previous owner's.

Also, they are very smart fish. They do know you are helping, and in a fishy way they do appreciate it. They come to recognize who their caretaker is - they will know your hand, that its the one that feeds them and cares for them. They are also incredibly social fish and love your attention.


Edit: floating is pretty normal as long as they are upright and moving their fins. They spend a lot of time at the surface... Because they breathe air from the surface. This is why I recommend tall plants for resting places.

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Old 01-19-2013, 10:17 PM   #52 
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The betta bug is a wonderful thing to get :)
It is, but it'd be better if I wasn't constantly worried about my betta baby!
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:22 PM   #53 
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You are not crazy, lol. Sometimes they get sick from the bad care they received in the past. He will likely recover -you are doing a great job taking care of him- but if anything were to happen, I am 100% sure it would not be your fault, but his previous owner's.

Also, they are very smart fish. They do know you are helping, and in a fishy way they do appreciate it. They come to recognize who their caretaker is - they will know your hand, that its the one that feeds them and cares for them. They are also incredibly social fish and love your attention.


Edit: floating is pretty normal as long as they are upright and moving their fins. They spend a lot of time at the surface... Because they breathe air from the surface. This is why I recommend tall plants for resting places.
Thank you for the reassurance, Ayala. It means a lot to me ^_^
I'll do my best!
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:28 PM   #54 
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I love this post, and so far, Bo! I have .5 gallon so far (bad, ik, but my funds are running really low) and no heater. My room gets cold during the night so I'm going to wrap a blanket around his tank. Best of luck to you!
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:35 PM   #55 
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I love this post, and so far, Bo! I have .5 gallon so far (bad, ik, but my funds are running really low) and no heater. My room gets cold during the night so I'm going to wrap a blanket around his tank. Best of luck to you!
Thank you very much lf0210~ Bo and I are hanging in there! XD
As per your situation, just do the best you can- that's all we can do, and in the end... that's all that matters. I can't wait to see the progress you'll make with Skittles! ^^
Good luck to you as well!
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I've sealed the windows in my fish room with that window sealer stuff to prevent drafts... Even though they all have heaters, lol.
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:19 PM   #57 
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Caii,

Keep us updated -- I really hope the little guy comes through!!

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Old 01-20-2013, 04:03 PM   #58 
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Keep us updated -- I really hope the little guy comes through!!

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Thank you Gbose! Since the weather here's been colder than usual, I've been freaking out the past few nights on Bo's water temp and conditions~ all of you have been so supportive and helpful that I'm even more inspired to do what I can for my betta baby!

I'm going later on today to buy him a little hiding ornament and a heater from Craigslist~ will post pictures when I figure out how it all works!
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Hey Caii! I totally get where you're coming from haha, I just rescued two Bettas from little cousins and have been freaking out about them being not warm enough or too cold or etc.

If you're interested I posted in the intro forum about my fish:
http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=126319
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just checking for an update on Bo. I hope he's perking up and enjoying his New digs.
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