Originally Posted by MSG
There's dozens of active forum members that frequently order fish from the Thai breeders. I'm sure they can give you more insight on their acclimation techniques.
- Luckily for you, bettas are extremely tough fish, just don't stress it out any further with any medication/water changes, loud thumping music, bright lights, flash photography, etc...
I would have tested the original water more with the liquid test kit to check the levels before dumping it down the drain or watering your houseplants.
- Offer your new prettyboy 1 pellet to see if they eat. If they accept the food, you should be able to go to bed in peace that he'll be alive in the morning.
He ate like a champ. He was so hungry. I wish I could get my pet store betta to eat like him. I really don't like any bright lights anyways, especially not with the migraine I'm having. I feel so bad for being such a terrible better owner. Ugh. Of all the things I was prepped for, acclimation was the one thing I didn't think to check to be different...
As far as the water goes, when I was transferring him from the bag to the cup, the bag bent in a weird way and I ended up spilling about of of it. I was only left with enough for him to swim in circles with.
Still. He was doing the not moving/breathing thing when he was in his original water, so I'm sure my mistake just made things worse. :(
I have Oak trees all around my house. Just....I know the neighbors have a rep for spraying their yards with heavy pesticides...and it's really cold around here right now, so our trees are pretty bare at the moment. So I can't exactly go and run outside and grab an oak leaf, because the leaves are bare.
Will he be okay in the methylene blue? He ate and was swimming around when I fed him.