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Old 06-02-2010, 08:55 PM   #1 
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Question Lethargy?

Nina has been pretty lethargic lately, and it doesn't seem like any amount of junk in her tank is going to do the trick.
I doubt she's sick, though that's always a possibility. She acts like her usual self when I come up to the tank, she greets me, swims around and expects food. lol... in fact she jumped for the first time today! *whew*, i'm so thankful for that lid!

How do I make my fish not bored?
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Old 06-02-2010, 09:01 PM   #2 
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What size is the tank, how much and how often on the water changes and when was the last one, any additives used and what is the water temp, any other livestock with her?
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Old 06-02-2010, 10:12 PM   #3 
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I've got her in a temporary 1/2 gallon until I can upgrade her to a bigger tank within the next month or so, (I know it sucks, you don't have to tell me twice.) I keep up on the water changes, at least 50% every other day, and 100% once a week.
The only additive I use is water conditioner, the water stays at a steady 76-78 degrees, as do the rest of the guys. And of course she's by herself.
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Maybe she's just bored? You can put little non-toxic bobby-things on the water surface for her to play with (my fish liked to play with floating snails.) Other people play "chase the finger" or use a mirror with males to exercise them.
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Old 06-03-2010, 12:05 AM   #5 
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Finger chase is a staple of my bond with my fish in this household. lol

I'd love to try snails, but I've seen how fast they can multiply!
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Old 06-03-2010, 12:26 AM   #6 
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My bettas was very efficient at eating the eggs and babies. And sometimes the adults. I had to add adults once in a while. Good diet supplement, I guess!

("don't play with your food!")
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