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Old 09-28-2009, 07:59 PM   #1 
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New CT...

I just got a new CT at petco a few hrs ago. He was looking kinda icky sitting at the bottom of his absoultly trashy cup, full of all kinds of junk... So i decided i wanted him. He was almost exactly what i wanted. Purple shimmering body, tan fins all perfect, no rot, with tiny traces of purple throughout. But since i put him in his new 2.5 gal tank, conditioned water and acclimatized of course, he has just been sitting in the corner, going up for air every so often. He isnt swimming around much, and hes breathing VERY heavily. Hes breathing as if i were to run 3 miles then stop moving. He was sitting at the bottom of his cup too when i got him, i thought he just didnt have anywhere to swim. Hes a beautiful little fish and my first male crown tail. I hope he makes it :( Ill let you guys know what happens.

Edit : he just like flaired his gills open so freakin huge, and they like came out form under him it was so scarey! i hope hes ok! looks like hes having some serious trouble breathing!

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Old 09-28-2009, 08:21 PM   #2 
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He wont leave this little corner!



he just swims up and down to get air and sits there.
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Old 09-28-2009, 08:22 PM   #3 
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He's probably just scared. He'll probably be ok after a day or two.
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Old 09-28-2009, 08:29 PM   #4 
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I figured he might just be stressed out, i really hope hes ok! Ima try to feed him right now, then ima turn off all the lights and see if hes ok in the morning. Fingers cross, i got to see him flare when i put the tank next to my 10 gal, and WOW was it impressive. I cant wait to get a pic of it, if he makes it :)
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Old 09-28-2009, 08:32 PM   #5 
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I think he'll be better in the morning. He's just settling into his new home.
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Old 09-28-2009, 08:35 PM   #6 
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It was all very spur of the moment, ive got to get him some plant so he can hid, i feel like he feels very vulnerable in such a larger tank with nothing to hid in... so maybe thats why hes just sitting in the corner. Ill update 2marrow! Thanks for the advice DQ.
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Old 09-28-2009, 08:40 PM   #7 
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Old 09-28-2009, 09:02 PM   #8 
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Oh wow Alex, he's beautiful! I hope he'll be okay, I agree, I think he's stressed. I'm sure he'll perk up and swim around soon.
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Old 09-28-2009, 10:18 PM   #9 
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so i got anxious and curious and turned on the light and i found him attacking his reflection and all flaired out! He gets SO big when hes wanting to attack. Hes got his gills poofed out and his tail spread wide. Hes nipping at his own reflection hard core. My g/f is gunna make cookies in a sec, so when she gets off her mac, ill take a pic or 2 if i can get him to flair. Hes still sitting down in the corner though. After class in the morning i will run over and get him a nice plant and maybe something else to hide under. He deff looks like he needs some refuge space.
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Old 09-28-2009, 10:23 PM   #10 
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Aww he's beautiful. Can't wait to see him flared, bet it's awesome.
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