Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Care
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-26-2009, 09:05 PM   #1 
gulpy
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Houston TX
flaring with only one gill

hi all,

since the last 2-3 days my betta only flares with one gill, he doesn't completely open the other one. previously he used to flare with both gills completely open. also this one-gill flaring seems to have coincided with him starting to build his first bubble nest.
is this wierd? is something wrong with him? has anyone seen this behavior before?
gulpy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2009, 06:31 AM   #2 
gulpy
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Houston TX
i showed him a mirror and he flared with both gills, though the left one was still slightly less flared, but still much more than before. but when i removed the mirror and showed him my finger he flared only with his right gill.
he otherwise seems active and healthy and is adding bubbles to his nest. i just did a water change and i am hoping he goes back to flaring with both gills.
i am very worried, please help
gulpy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2009, 09:41 AM   #3 
dramaqueen
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Central Texas
He's probably ok. Just keep an eye on him. Do the gills look inflamed or anything?
dramaqueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2009, 12:47 PM   #4 
gulpy
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Houston TX
the gills don't look inflamed - no apparent swelling or redness.
i hope he's just being lazy!!!
thanks
gulpy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2009, 12:53 PM   #5 
TianTian
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Utah!
Sometimes Taco will only half-flare at me, or at anything I show to him. Only once in a while he'll do a full flare (and it's quite the sight! His flare is HUGE compared to his little body!). It might just be his personality. So just keep an eye on your Betta and let us know of any changes. :)
TianTian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2009, 07:03 PM   #6 
gulpy
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Houston TX
thanks. just knowing that there is at least another betta who shows that kind of behavior is quite a relief.
i added 3 drops of bettafix (diluted it first with water outside the tank) to his 1 gallon as a preventative / precautionary measure.
i am keeping an eye on him and will update if something changes.
gulpy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2009, 09:32 PM   #7 
dramaqueen
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Central Texas
He's probably fine.
dramaqueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Inner gill color? Gill health questions TokyoBetta Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 2 02-18-2010 08:18 PM
Gill infection? missrandomnyss Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 0 10-05-2008 02:21 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.