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Old 07-26-2009, 07:56 PM   #1 
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Depressed fish?

So can a fish be depressed? Randy seems a bit. He doesnt seem sick,he has an appetite. He is going potty. I just cleaned his tank,so definetly going. He just doesnt swim around as much anymore,just kinda hangs around. He used to flare at his bubbles,now he just kinda looks at it like whatever. Is there something I can do for him? New plants? I gave him a new decoration,Morados old shipwreck. Maybe he doesnt like it lol?? I dunno. Any ideas?
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Old 07-26-2009, 08:18 PM   #2 
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Sure, bettas can and do get depressed. Maybe put a mirror in front of him every now and then so he can flare at his reflection or maybe get him a new decoration or maybe put one of the girls next to him. lol
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Old 07-26-2009, 09:06 PM   #3 
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Hmm...yeah maybe. I think I take out his decoration and swap it with another. Maybe add more plants. Whatever makes him happy.
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Old 07-26-2009, 09:14 PM   #4 
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I was beginning to wonder about you fishyinpa. Like DQ had said in another thread, you had been gone for awhile. Hope Randy perks up a little :)
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Old 07-26-2009, 09:41 PM   #5 
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Aww sorry to scare yas!! I hope so too. I noticed with Fishy if I put something he doesnt like he acts all depressed. So maybe thats all it is.
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:29 AM   #6 
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Hmm..now Randy doesnt seem to see his food. He swims up to the front,but just kinda looks around like he cant see it. Any ideas what could be wrong with him? I even swish the water a bit near the pellet,no go. So I have no idea.
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I have no idea. I've heard of that happening, though.
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Old 07-27-2009, 11:13 AM   #8 
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my girls can be not so bright with food,but he usually isnt.
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Old 07-27-2009, 11:31 AM   #9 
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He could be losing his sight. He will feel the vibration of the food hitting the water top, then unable to see it. I hope this is not the case.
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really? how would he lose his sight? i did walk away after i dropped in the pellets and a few minutes later they were gone. so i am not sure if he ate them or if they sunk. guess ill find out when i change his water again.
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