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Old 10-09-2009, 02:23 PM   #1 
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Lying on his side.

Hey Guys,

I Had a question about Mr H, for one he won't leave the corner near me he's like a puppy dog, when he seeing me he starts swimming in tight circles in his corner and starts to bob his head when he see's the bottle of betta bits I give him as a treat a couple times a day.


The issue I am not sure with him is, he will lay on his side agaist the glass in his corner if I tap the glass he will right himself, is this okay? :(

I am getting some taller plants for his corner, seeing as thats where sits the most.

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Old 10-09-2009, 03:04 PM   #2 
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How's your water temperature?? He could just be cold. Also...I'm not sure abotu the treats, as I give mine blood worms once a week as a treat... maybe the exytra treats could be making him ill?
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Old 10-09-2009, 03:06 PM   #3 
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How's your water temperature?? He could just be cold. Also...I'm not sure abotu the treats, as I give mine blood worms once a week as a treat... maybe the exytra treats could be making him ill?
the temp is around 78, as for the treats, I only give him a couple everyday, along with his reg food, When I have been away for the day or something, he will come swimming over to his corner and start bobin his head. so i give him a treat.

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Old 10-09-2009, 05:10 PM   #4 
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What size is the tank?
What is the ammonia level at?
How often do you clean?
Does he look like sort of fat in his chest area? Like he swallowed a marble?
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Old 10-09-2009, 05:28 PM   #5 
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What size is the tank?
What is the ammonia level at?
How often do you clean?
Does he look like sort of fat in his chest area? Like he swallowed a marble?

Its a 20 Gal, not sure about levels, I havn't gotten around to buying one yet, tank ahs only been running for a week, he looks normal, no swelling. IDK I'm starting to think he might just be bored
sitting in his corner all day watching me :) I will keep an eye on him, I am going out to get some more
plants, so he will have some new to explore, and I just put some new rocks in the tank today.

I will keep you all updated :)

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Old 10-10-2009, 01:22 PM   #6 
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Yeah see how he takes to the caves. Also, are you sure the filtration isn't too strong for him?
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Old 10-12-2009, 09:10 PM   #7 
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Weird.
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Hey Kelly,
how would swelling in the chest be a problem?
My fish Pickle is pretty pale, but considering I got him from the pet store like, last week, I dont think thats a problem.
But I thing he might be a little swelled up in his chest,
I feed him usually twice a day, one flake in the morning, the other at night.
He seems healthy, Im just curious as to what this swelled chest is?
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:36 AM   #8 
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When a fish's chest looks like it has a ball or is rounded, he is bloated. It can happen when the food expands inside their stomach. Here's a link to what it looks like: http://static.squidoo.com/resize/squ...mbladder-1.JPG
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Old 10-15-2009, 08:44 AM   #9 
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Ah, I see.
Thank you BettaxFish.
Pickle looks absolutely nothing like that...
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