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Old 08-31-2009, 09:43 PM   #1 
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Exclamation CrownTail help

Does anyone have or breed or even so much as work with Crowntails know if it is just normal for them to be spastic swimmers and lazy loungy when not swimming?

Tomato is eating but he doesn't really swim around his tank much. He darts to the top for food then kinda floats a few inches down and stops himself and then he will either swim to a high leaf or rest on the bottom with the back half of his body on it's side. *Just his back half*

Is this normal or should I worry?

Seems like he only really swam around normally when I first got him 6 or 7 weeks ago exploring but now he's lazy and spastic. Still eating but that's all that's normal. He was fasted for 2 days and treated with JFC for 5 days but still not what I expected.
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Old 09-01-2009, 03:37 PM   #2 
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what size tank is he in?
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Old 09-01-2009, 05:34 PM   #3 
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He is in a 2.65 gallon tank it's about a 11 inches deep so not real deep.

Last edited by BBgirl; 09-01-2009 at 05:36 PM. Reason: Didn't think to add depth of water but thought maybe it could make a difference
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Old 09-02-2009, 02:19 PM   #4 
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Does he have a heater? Whats the water temp.? Bettas become lethargic (slow) in cooler water..
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Old 09-02-2009, 02:25 PM   #5 
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Def. check the temps. my CT isn't as active as my others.
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Old 09-02-2009, 02:32 PM   #6 
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yea make sure you get a heater and keep the tempurature between 76-80 degrees F
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Old 09-02-2009, 03:09 PM   #7 
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He doesn't have a heater but his water is always between 76 and 82 depending on the room temp. I just checked and it 82 right now and he seems to be swimming more. Still spastic and back end flops but not his whole body.
I'll just keep keeping an eye on him.

Thanks you guys.
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Old 05-09-2010, 04:54 PM   #8 
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Thats very bad he needs a heat!My Crowntail is a ball of energy But he swims like he should.Get a heater before its to late!
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Old 05-09-2010, 05:47 PM   #9 
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They need a constant temperature. If it fluctuates all the time, it stresses them out tremendously and you get a not so happy betta.lol I would consider getting a heater.
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Old 05-09-2010, 06:06 PM   #10 
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FYI This was in 2009. September 2009.
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