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Old 09-07-2013, 03:44 PM   #1 
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New Betta lying on bottom of tank

Hey guys, I got a fish shipment in today. I did a very slow acclimation for all 4 males and 3 females (one of my males didn't arrive.. ugh. Still trying to figure that out) and six fish are doing perfectly. Over the course of an hour I emptied some of the bag water, added some of mine, let them sit in the tanks for temperature.. I was really careful. All three females are doing great in the sorority! No biting! Just some flaring and chasing. Three males are exploring their tanks, flaring at their reflections a bit, etc. One of them is lying on the bottom of the tank. I put stress coat in all of the tanks when I set them up a couple days ago. Any advice?

Housing
What size is your tank? 3 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 80 degrees
Does your tank have a filter? No
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? NLS, but I haven't fed yet - new arrival.
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 pellets once a day.

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change? Weekly
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Stress Coat

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia:0
Nitrite:0
Nitrate:0
pH:Safe
Hardness: Soft
Alkalinity: Safe

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Dull from travel
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Lying on bottom of tank
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Immediately upon placinng him in new tank after acclimation
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Don't know
How old is your fish (approximately)? 4 months
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Old 09-07-2013, 03:58 PM   #2 
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I'm sure he'll be fine. New fish are stressed fish... I would just keep his tank dark and he should perk up.
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Old 09-07-2013, 04:04 PM   #3 
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Excellent. I've got his tank in a dark corner. Thanks!
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