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Old 05-12-2010, 08:45 AM   #1 
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Depressed Betta maybe?

For the past week or so Aden has been floating in a tub in my 12 gall. Last night I put him back in his tank which has a filter, 25 watt heater, sand and plants. I woke today to find him looking really glum with a few bubbles around the tank. Iv noticed that he has been laying on the sand for most of the day only ever moving to breathe at the surface. Is he lovesick and missing the girls that he was with or is this something more serious?
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Old 05-12-2010, 02:18 PM   #2 
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I have been watching Aden very closely for the rest of today and there has been no progress :( he has continued to slither around the bottom of the tank. I don't know what's wrong with him he was fine when I put him in the tank last night and the prams are all 0. I have a strong feeling that I will wake up tomorrow and he'll be gone :(
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Old 05-12-2010, 06:59 PM   #3 
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I wish I had an idea for you. I don't. :( I hope perks up though. Good luck to Aden!
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Old 05-12-2010, 07:21 PM   #4 
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Umm.. I know I'm new, but I heard that they do that when they're cold.
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Old 05-13-2010, 08:33 AM   #5 
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Thanks vaygirl =)

He's not cold the temp is 82 degrees, I noticed today that his face is quite pale and his fins are getting worse from the fin rot, it's soo sad =(
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Old 05-13-2010, 10:59 AM   #6 
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So, even though I think he is dying its still upsetting to see his fins have come to barely nothing, just picked up some tetra general tonic for the poor little guy. I didnt want to use any lotions and potions for him but the AQ salt didnt work and possibly made his fins worse so i'm gonna wack a bit of that in his tank and see how things go. It's killing me seeing him so sad, I never thought a fish would have an effect like this on me.
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