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Old 07-03-2010, 03:16 PM   #1 
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Doesnt move

Ive had my male betta for four days. My female is very active and swims around. my male doesnt swim as much. I got em both at the same time.
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Old 07-03-2010, 03:21 PM   #2 
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How big is his tank, filtration, additives used if any, how long has the tank been set-up? cycled etc....have you made any water changes? what is the water temp?
Was he like this when you bought him 4 days ago, was he ever active or did this just start.
Is he eating?
How is the female housed?
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Old 07-03-2010, 03:32 PM   #3 
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He is in a 1 gallon, but im buying him a 5 gallon on monday. No filtration no additives, not cycled, yes on the water change, 79 degrees, he was always this active, except the first day, the female is also in a one gallon and i was going to get her a five gallon on monday as well
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Old 07-03-2010, 03:39 PM   #4 
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I gave you a friend request.. I hope he's okay..
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Old 07-03-2010, 03:46 PM   #5 
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You must be using well water since you are not using a dechlorinator.
In a 1g tank I would start making more water changes until you get the 5g.
In a 1g tank I would make every-other day 100% water changes and if you are not on well water get some dechlorinator to add to any new water added to the fish.
Make sure the water temp is within a couple of degrees from new and old water to prevent any temp related issues.
Is he eating?
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Old 07-03-2010, 03:50 PM   #6 
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Yes, hes eating, but only if the pellet sinks, he rarely eats from the top. I have to make the pellet sink so he'll notice it and eat it.
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Old 07-03-2010, 03:56 PM   #7 
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He may still be adjusting- but I would start making some water changes to help the water quality at this point and hold food for a day or so until he does perk up.
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Old 07-03-2010, 08:12 PM   #8 
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Aurora does that after he is tired. Look at some books?
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