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Old 02-14-2010, 08:01 PM   #11 
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Hopefully they'll be ok. Do you think they could've been in shock? Were the temperatures the same? I know you take excellent care of your fish, but that's all I can think of. It wouldn't hurt to get your water tested at a pet store.
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Old 02-15-2010, 04:37 PM   #12 
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They were fine for 3-4 hours in the tanks... then I woke up to half comatose fish.

I have a 30gallon and all those fish are fine, so whatever it was only affected my male betta's.

I have them divided in my 5 gallon right now.
Koi got most of his color back, but you can tell is still recovering.
Pineapple has his color, but is staying to himself... mostly floating with the plants in the tank.

Whatever happened, affected them both severly... I mean Pineapple wasnt able to swim and when he slipped from his cup he just tumbled over himself to the bottom where he landed upside down twitching.. So far this is a great recovery!

Both fish are also eating also. Koi gave me a funny look so I dropped in a pellet and he like murdered it. So I dropped in another and then gave Pine some bloodworms.

They are doing ok, im scared to change the water with anything not bottled though.

Does Petsmart do water tests?
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Old 02-15-2010, 05:11 PM   #13 
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Yes, they do or at least mine does.
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Old 02-15-2010, 07:49 PM   #14 
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Well Pineapple is back to the bottom of the tank breathing heavily.

Looks like I will be putting him in his cup in some clean salted bottled water.

Ive noticed they are very "jittery," any thoughts to this?

Koi seems to swim mostly nose up.


And the petsmart water test was useless. They tested my nitrates and PH and said it was fine for tap water.

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Old 02-15-2010, 09:25 PM   #15 
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I have said this so many times... but he does not believe me. I think it's the filters he put in on the intake tube. They were fine before he added them. It could have been a bad shipment or something that the store had ... it could be a fluke thing with them. But that is my top guess.... however since I am the girlfriend he's being stubborn with me on the idea.
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:27 AM   #16 
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Lol men...Are the tanks cycled? If they aren't, it might be worth taking the filters out, cleaning the tank and seeing what happens. Women are usually right.haha jppp :P
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Old 02-16-2010, 05:50 PM   #17 
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The tank has pure bottled water in it and brand new gravel. So no.

Right now they are both in their cups floating in the 10gallon.

From what Ive observed they are both still stiff... They are kind of in an S shape, with their heads being the top of the S the the beginning of their tails being the bottom.

Pineapple will be tipsy every so often, and Koi seems to like to float more vertically.

Im stumped. They are going to stay in their cups for the week, with some salted water every other day.
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:47 PM   #18 
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Im conserned as to why my fish both seem very stiff half way down their bodies. They can only seem to bend one way, and that the S shape.
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Old 02-18-2010, 09:48 PM   #19 
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This is more and more looking like a neurological issue that got both fish. My LFS says there is nothing that can be done.
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I'm so sorry!
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