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Old 08-22-2010, 12:22 AM   #11 
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No white spot on the belly, and he's blowing bubbles, but only when he comes to the surface for air. He takes a gulp, then blows a bubble. I've not noticed him blowing more than one, so I don't know if they stick together. :)

Thank you doggyhog! :)

Now for the next question, does he look healthy to y'all? What are the stress lines I'm reading about? If I shine a light on him, there are horizontal lines in the iridescence on his body... Is that it or is that normal? I want this little guy to be happy.

The good thing was, all of the cups that Pet Depot had their betas in looked clean. This was also mid afternoon, so I'm assuming they're taking good care of their guys.
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Old 08-22-2010, 12:27 AM   #12 
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Location: Canada, eh?
Horizontal lines indicate stress, but he'll probably settle in soon and they'll go away in the next few days or so.
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Old 08-22-2010, 12:48 AM   #13 
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Thanks! And sorry for putting all of my worries in the pictures forum. I'll do better next post. :)
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Old 08-22-2010, 01:17 AM   #14 
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Welcome and cute guy you have there!

Just curious, what size tank is he in? giants (or even partial giants) require larger tank than typical bettas due to their size.
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Old 08-22-2010, 12:42 PM   #15 
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He's just in a 1 gallon right now. I didn't know any better until I started reading on here last night. My father in law offered me a 10 gallon tank yesterday... I think I'm going to take him up on the offer.
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Old 08-22-2010, 01:25 PM   #16 
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That's great! You will have to cycle the tank, there is info on that here as well.
It's really great you are taking such good care of your new betta, what a lucky guy (or gal!) :D
I have three of my betta in 1.5 gallon critter keepers, I do a 100% water change (with conditioned water, that is the same temperature as the old water) every three days. I also siphon their poop out with a turkey baster daily. They each have a glass thermometer ($2 at walmart) to make sure the temp is the same.
You could do this until the tank is cycled and ready! My guys are thriving! See attached photo of their set up
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