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Old 08-07-2010, 10:22 PM   #1 
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New Tank Blues?

Hey fellow betta lovers. Amour here with a concern.

I just got a beautiful double tail halfmoon orange butterfly male from Petco about a day and a half ago at this moment.

He has beautiful fins and on the outside he looks quite healthy.

But since I've had him, he's been really lazy. He'll lay on leaves of his plants and just sit with his fins fully extended staring into space. And sometimes he lays on the bottom of the tank a little on his side.

All my fish seem to be sad the first few days I get them.

So do you think this is just that and I'm being a paranoid mommy? Or could something else be wrong?

He's sharing a cycled 10 gallon tank with my halfmoon. Each have their own snail and two live plants each.

Temperature stays at about 80 degrees. I floated his cup in the water for an hour before I put him in his new house.

Thanks in advance for your input.


P.S. Picture of him since he's vain and thinks he's really pretty.

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Old 08-07-2010, 10:44 PM   #2 
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I don't know, not experience enough, I just wanted to say that its just a nice... niiice calming color it has x.x Its very beautiful! Sorry to stray completely off topic, just had to say it...
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Old 08-07-2010, 10:48 PM   #3 
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I have no idea sorry. =[

Your vain little boy is right though. =P He IS pretty! <3
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Old 08-07-2010, 11:36 PM   #4 
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Hmm. Well I hope he cheers up soon. I don't want him to die.
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Old 08-07-2010, 11:50 PM   #5 
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i never get my bettas from petco, one main reson is, i got my fisrt female betta,(without a male.) Sparky, she died, a week after and she was looking healthy! X.x
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Old 08-07-2010, 11:51 PM   #6 
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not the one in meh pic tho!
thats Queenie, :]
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Old 08-08-2010, 12:33 AM   #7 
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Maybe he's adjusting to the new home or the temperature? Bloo did that when i got him, now he's all good making bubble nests like CRAZY :P

I'm sure he's fine :D


P.S. ITS SO BEAUTIFUL!
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Old 08-08-2010, 10:37 AM   #8 
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He looks GREAT and VERY pretty!!! I think it's very possible he is still acclimating to his new digs.

I find it interesting that you said you floated his cup for an hour before you poured him in. Don't you acclimate to the new water? When I get a new one, I float them for 15 minutes, then pour some of their water out & put about a 1/4 cup of my water in their container. After 5 minutes I repeat that, after another 5 minutes I do it again and THEN put them in their tank.
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Old 08-08-2010, 01:10 PM   #9 
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Hmm that's a good idea LionMom. I'll definitely do that next time. Maybe that's part of the reason he's down.
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Old 08-08-2010, 03:20 PM   #10 
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I wouldn't worry too much if you didn't acclimate the water right off. I floated my cup when I first got my betta too and then put him directly in the tank. He was corner surfing and being all lazy about a week and then he's livened up and spunky now. :)
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