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Old 02-02-2011, 08:20 PM   #11 
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He is a VERY pretty betta! What an awesome find!

I do hope he gets better soon.
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Old 02-02-2011, 08:38 PM   #12 
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He's doing a little better with that last water change and with putting him next to my betta for an hour or so. Just to get his territorial blood boiling. Haha xD

Now to try and feed him, hopefully. Thank god he's doing better. 'Cause I think he's such a pretty betta, too.

Can't wait to see if his colors brighten when I get him friendlier, and healthier. He's quite jumpy at any noises I make, but is a bit interested in what I'm doing.

Planning on going back to pet smart tonight. Might get a small plant for him to hide in since he's shy. That way he can come out on his own time. :)

Thanks for the help and advice, guys. Didn't want to let his little life go to waste.

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Still won't eat. D: Ugh. I'm going to remove all the duckweed floating in his tank and put it in my other for now. See if that helps him. It certainly confused my other Betta Acro (Massacro) for a while. So we'll see.

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Old 02-02-2011, 09:26 PM   #13 
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Marona,

Good luck! I've had 2 betta who behaved like that... neither lived. But I trust you'll be luckier than I --- I think there was something wrong in my tank.

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Old 02-03-2011, 01:57 AM   #14 
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Thanks for the confidence boost! Lol

I finally named him, though at this point it's probably best not to get attatched. I was wavering on the name Romulus (Rom-you-lus), and finally just gave in to it. I love names with a history. c:

I've been reading info around the forum and it seems those darker stripes on his body may be from stress? Or do you guys think that's just his coloration. I'd love it if they disappear once/if I get him healthy and happy. I'm picky about coloration lol.
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Old 02-04-2011, 12:30 AM   #15 
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I can't find his receipt! D:

Ugh. He won't eat still. Been four days, now. And now I need to find his receipt. He /is/ swimming around more.

Wouldn't he be dead by now if it's ph?
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Old 02-04-2011, 10:42 AM   #16 
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Yes, if it was pH he would most likely be dead..so that is good.....and good that he is swimming around more too...good sign....give him some more time and he will eat once he is feeling better.....they can go a fairly long time without food....just offer it each day before your water change so you can remove any uneaten food...
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Old 02-04-2011, 01:54 PM   #17 
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Trying to be hopeful, lol.
I tried frozen brine shrimp last night. That didn't work.
I've been reading around the forum, seeing some stuff about garlic pellets? I saw him suck in a tiny little piece of what could have been food this morning so I dunno.

I also got a second opinion of someone at my favorite local store and they said it sounded like ammonia burn, too. His gills are so red after all.

But I've also read around about salt in the water? Is that just for fin rot? Or could it maybe help my little guy? Found his receipt but I'm not ready to give up. I know he'd be beautiful with less stress and some tasty color enhancing flakes. :C
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Old 02-04-2011, 08:06 PM   #18 
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HE ATE. :D
I'm so excited, you don't even know lmao.
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Old 02-04-2011, 08:27 PM   #19 
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HE ATE. :D
I'm so excited, you don't even know lmao.
Good deal - CONGRATS!!!
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Old 02-04-2011, 08:41 PM   #20 
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THANKS. :D
I can finally move him to my desk. Practically had him in fish ER haha! He's finally actually /exploring/ his tank. Not just swimming around mopy.

What's weird is I think being by my newest fish -cough-I got a new one -cough- has helped him. Flaring and such.
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