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Old 11-21-2010, 02:12 AM   #1 
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Sleepy bettafish

My fish Riki, keeps sleeping on his plants.. this is the 2nd day i got him.. he sleeps on his plastic plants and makes bubble nest, like small ones slowly. He has a heater and is set to 78-80 degrees and eats normally like all other fishes. I was just wondering if this is normal for a bettafish to just sleep on a plant and swim occasionally for like 5minutes then sleeps again.. sometimes he doesn't do this and is active

by the way 3/4 of his tank has direct sunlight from about 2m away from the window and the rest is shade

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I have a 25w Heater with automatic temperature setter.

8L tank (2.5ish gallons) w lids.

Inside the tank is 1 big plant and 3 small ones so he can play and hide

water ager (I got a bucket outside and measured approx. 20L of water and pour 5mL of the water ager in so its safer that way then poured 8L into the tank)

Betta Bio-Gold pellet food (trustworthy as he eats it and my old bettafish loved it)

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Is the temperature too high?
Is his activities normal for a bettafish?
Any other requirements I should be notified?
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Old 11-21-2010, 10:45 AM   #2 
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What are your water changes like? What water conditioner do you use?

Does he look sick, bloated, anything abnormal? It is possible that's just what he's like
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Old 11-22-2010, 01:48 AM   #3 
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im probably going to do a 50% water change every week.. and i use A.C.E (by aqua master) Ammonia Chlorine Eliminator.. he looks fine to me... not bloated or anything.. he swims fine, i guess im just worrying too much because my previous fish was active.

btw he likes to stay on the bottom now and just rest then sometimes he swims around

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Old 11-22-2010, 09:55 PM   #4 
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In a 2.5 gallon uncycled tank, you definately need to up your water changes to something like one 50% and one 100% a week. Apart from that though, your betta is probably fine.
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Old 11-22-2010, 10:10 PM   #5 
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i think that the fish just sounds like a lazybutt! :D especially if he makes bubblenests

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