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Old 01-20-2011, 11:44 PM   #1 
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Aaah help is my baby dying!!??!

I just switched my Betta into his new aquarium and he looks like he is dying / gasping for air or something!!!

His fins are poofing out ALOT more than usual and he is opening and closing his mouth a little!!

AAH, what's going on!!
The temperature is right the water has been treated, aaaah.
Could it just be shock to the new environment??

Someone tell me something I just got him a few days ago :(
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Old 01-20-2011, 11:57 PM   #2 
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Please answer the questions in this thread and post them here:

http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=49233

Did you properly acclimate him to the tank? Are you using water conditioner?
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Old 01-21-2011, 12:12 AM   #3 
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I think he's okay now :)
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Old 01-21-2011, 12:17 AM   #4 
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^^;; thats good!
Maybe he freaked himself out. Ive had that happen and the reason was because he saw something he didnt like and went nuts.
However, it'd be good to post the questions in the thread Tsuhei posted, for good measure.
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^^;; thats good!
Maybe he freaked himself out. Ive had that happen and the reason was because he saw something he didnt like and went nuts.
However, it'd be good to post the questions in the thread Tsuhei posted, for good measure.
he is happy as a clam now.
i think it was in part because he wasn't doing so well right before.
his water was too cold in his old tank (no heater) and he had barely any space (half a gallon)

now he's in a 10 gallon with a heater and filter and though he was acting really weird the first few minutes (when i originally made this thread) he is swimming around and loving everything now :)
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he is happy as a clam now.
i think it was in part because he wasn't doing so well right before.
his water was too cold in his old tank (no heater) and he had barely any space (half a gallon)

now he's in a 10 gallon with a heater and filter and though he was acting really weird the first few minutes (when i originally made this thread) he is swimming around and loving everything now :)
Out of curiousity, though, did you cycle the tank?
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no that's the only thing i didn't do i didn't even know about it until probably 20 minutes ago -_-
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no that's the only thing i didn't do i didn't even know about it until probably 20 minutes ago -_-
Oh I see. I do suggest cycling this tank...doing a fish in cycling method can be very harmful to your little friend, so I suggest removing him and placing him in a temporary tank while you begin the cycling process.

There are many posts on how to cycle a tank on this forum. I personally do not use a filter, so I'm quite rusty on giving you advice on how to cycle a (carbon?) filter since I only use sponge filters now.

Good luck!
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