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Old 08-02-2010, 07:37 AM   #1 
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Introducing Casper... My First Betta!

Here he is! My friend bought him for me for my birthday yesterday because she knew I already had his tank and everything set up. He is 2 inches from his nose to the end of his tail, will he grow any more? Anyway, I love him! He's a dark blue crowntail with red in his fins. He's always very interested in what's going on and is watching me atm He was flaring the whole time yesterday and in the LFS (where he was with tetras and some other fish) but he seems to have relaxed now. He sometimes flares at his reflection though, and flared at the background when I put it up earlier! I have called him Casper. It would be more appropriate if he was white but oh well, it's sort of an in-joke between me and the friend who got him for me

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Old 08-02-2010, 07:41 AM   #2 
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He's very pretty!
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Old 08-02-2010, 08:17 AM   #3 
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Thank you!

He was very active yesterday and this morning, but he suddenly seems to have got quite tired? He keeps going to sit on the bottom of the tank, almost resting his 'chin' on the bottom and flaring his fins to sort of prop him up so his tail end is higher than his head. Is there something wrong with him or am I just paranoid?
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Old 08-02-2010, 12:53 PM   #4 
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Is he bloated at all? He looks a bit bloated in his pics. How much are you feeding him?

He's gorgeous by the way. His colors are so pretty!
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Old 08-02-2010, 01:10 PM   #5 
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He's very pretty! I agree he looks a little bloated though.
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Old 08-02-2010, 01:30 PM   #6 
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He's gorgeous!
I'm not sure, but it sounds to me like Casper's cold. Do you have a heater?
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Old 08-02-2010, 04:25 PM   #7 
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yeah he does look a little on the chubby side there...dont feed him more than twice a day and not more than he will eat within a few min
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Old 08-02-2010, 04:48 PM   #8 
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Ahh okay then. I think the laying on the bottom of the tank was due to the filter, he was struggling to swim in it a bit I think and maybe that's where the current was least? But anyway I've switched it off until I can sort out the flow to lessen it while still cleaning the tank, and he hasn't been to the bottom at all since I did that. I was thinking he looked a bit chunky, should I just fast him tomorrow or the day after as well? And next week I'm going away for 5 days, so don't know what I should do then... Hmm.

He does have a heater, it's set at 80F

Thanks for all comments! I love him to bits already
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Old 08-02-2010, 05:23 PM   #9 
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Fasting tomorrow will likely be okay. Most of us here fast one day a week. The best way to think about feeding is that their tummies are the size of one of their eyes, so you can imagine that's not very big.

Good luck! :D
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i think if you feed him just once a day for a few days he should be okay
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