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Old 01-21-2009, 12:18 AM   #11 
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thanks. He's not real happy about being in a smaller container but he seems ok so far.
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Old 01-22-2009, 12:17 AM   #12 
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Just wondering...how's he doing today?
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Old 01-22-2009, 12:21 AM   #13 
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He's floating off and on. Petsmart didn't have freeze dried daphnia and I just don't want to mess with the frozen. I'm going to look at another petstore in another day or two. I don't drive and have to have someone to take me. He DID poop a little. I haven't really fed him in the last few days.
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Old 01-24-2009, 02:15 PM   #14 
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You could also use a pea instead of daphnia. Its probably in your house already so you wouldn't have to go anywhere.
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Old 01-24-2009, 08:55 PM   #15 
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Yeah, I may try that if he doesn't get any better. He's been pooping and not floating as much. I'm going to put him back in his regular home tomorrow.
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Old 01-25-2009, 04:57 PM   #16 
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Do you have a heater? My rescue betta had swim bladder issues off and on until I took him in. Now that he's in a heated tank among other changes he's never had a problem.

If I had to make a guess I'd say that it is because at lower temps the body can not metabolize correctly, leading to constipation and consequent pressure on the swim bladder. If you don't have a heater I'd strongly suggest that you get at least a 2.5 gallon tank and heat it. I wouldn't put him in a smaller tank for treatment either, it isn't going to do him any good and water quality will just deteriorate faster, leading to more stressful water changes.

I hope he gets better soon!
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Old 01-25-2009, 05:05 PM   #17 
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Kim, can a heater be put in a 1 and 1/2 gal or 2 gal acrylic critter keeper?
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Old 01-27-2009, 07:33 PM   #18 
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He seems better the last 2 days. (crossing my fingers) He's back in his regular container now. I put him in there to monitor his pooping. I guess I could have done that in his permanant home and just took the rocks out. I'm going to fast my fish once a week and feed the daphnia.
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Old 01-27-2009, 10:37 PM   #19 
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Your daphnia will be there tomorrow. I just tracked my FedEx shipment online and delivery is expected tomorrow so hopefully that will help. Hope so...
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Old 01-27-2009, 10:51 PM   #20 
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Thanks, Aunt Kymmie. We are having an ice storm right now so it may not be until the next day.
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