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Old 01-21-2010, 02:38 AM   #1 
EX5TASY
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Question Betta sits in the corner.

Hi all, I'm new to the forums. Ive had my little guy for about 6 months now, and just up until recently I've noticed that he stays in one corner of the tank at the top and just sits there all day. I don't have a proper tank for him, he's in a fishbowl right now that probably barely holds one gallon one of water.

I just moved recently and I noticed that his behavior and mood has changed. He used to be playful and would swim around all day, and also eat multiple times a day. Now in my new place he just sits there in the corner, and sometimes does not eat the pellets I give him. What could be the problem? Do I need a bigger tank? Is a heater really necessary for him?
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Old 01-21-2010, 02:52 AM   #2 
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yup- if he's cold or feeling claustrophobic those are the two most common reasons for malaise. Does he have a plant or hiding space? If you're short on funds you could probably still afford the large critter keeper- not much more trouble to look after than a bowl and having more space might perk him up. get a thermometer and figure out where the warmest spot in your place is- put him there- most bowl type situations can't take a heater- or you could upgrade to something like the Eclipse 3 which is what I have- they are easy to look after and last a long time and can take a mini-heater.
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