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Old 12-18-2009, 06:25 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Stressd fish!?!

Posiden gets stressed easly and when he dose it makes me worry. He bangs up agenst the sides of the tank and swimms crazly. I don't want him to hurt himself when hes stressed (or scared). I have herd of some betta stress releavers and was wondering what you recommend.


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Old 12-18-2009, 06:32 PM   #2 
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Some causes of stress could be :
- bad water quality
- strong filter current
- tank too small
- fast swimming tankmates
- poor diet
- changes in water condition

ect.

To make sure your betta is happy and healthy make sure that he has:

- at least a 2.5 gallon tank
- 75-80 degrees
- filter (slow current)
- some plants or decor for hiding
- clean and clear water
- well balanced diet
- and not too much activity in the general tank area, that sometimes stresses the fish too

hope this helps

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Old 12-18-2009, 06:39 PM   #3 
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- His thank is 1.5 gallons
- No tankmates
- Low strangth filter
- Fead 2 times a day 1 pellt
- No changes in water conditon

I'm not shure what you mean by "bad watter qualty"
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Old 12-18-2009, 06:40 PM   #4 
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Water that is not kept clean.
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Old 12-18-2009, 06:50 PM   #5 
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Thanks dramaqueen.

How often do you clean his tank?
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Old 12-18-2009, 06:53 PM   #6 
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like every other week I compltly clean it. On the other weeks I half clean it.
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Old 12-18-2009, 06:54 PM   #7 
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A 1.5 gallon should be cleaned once a week, 100 %.
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Old 12-18-2009, 06:55 PM   #8 
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Hmm. If you aren't establishing a cycle I'd do a full water change every week.

Edit: Opps DQ said it before me haha.
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Old 12-18-2009, 07:27 PM   #9 
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Aros is just like that too ): He gets stressed out really easily no matter how gentle I am or how good his conditions are... T_T;; It just might be his personality...

What I've done for him is keep him out of the light and cover his tank in black paper but I leave a little window for me to look through so I can check on him. I also got him a little cave so that he can hide and feel safe in it. He's less stressed out like that

>.< But when comes water change time, he starts to freak out again and it's difficult... but it's a less stressful if I do it in the dark xD;;
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Old 12-18-2009, 07:30 PM   #10 
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My little girl Reina freaks out during water changes, too. She gets stress stripes.
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