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Old 09-20-2010, 02:20 PM   #1 
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Stressed Fish Behavior

What are the signs that your betta is stressed (pre-illness). My betta is currently hovering near the top of his home and looking out at me. He does back away a bit if I put my hand close to the side. Do stressed fish hide under plants, swim around frantically, flare a lot? I would love to know the signs I should watch out for.
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Old 09-20-2010, 02:34 PM   #2 
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He's just getting used to his new surroundings. :) In a few days he'll quit "corner surfing." However, signs of a stressed fish could be very, very heavy "breathing," clamped fins, frantic diving into gravel and/or decor, sunk to the bottom laying on one side for prolonged amounts of time, discoloration, etc.
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Old 09-20-2010, 02:38 PM   #3 
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so if he's cruising around the top and in and out of plants and comes over to look at me, this is a good sign? :)
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Old 09-20-2010, 03:04 PM   #4 
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so if he's cruising around the top and in and out of plants and comes over to look at me, this is a good sign? :)
Yes, I would say it's a good sign.
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Old 09-20-2010, 04:24 PM   #5 
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give him some stress releiver and crank up the heat a little bit if he gets worse
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