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Old 02-11-2011, 02:36 AM   #11 
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Is there anything we can be doing right now? Or is leaving him alone best at the moment?
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Old 02-11-2011, 02:42 AM   #12 
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I don't believe so, but there are much more experienced users like OldFishLady who should be on tommorow at some point. But with a similar situation I was told to do daily 50% changes with extra dechlorinator. Like I said before, try to give him a more peaceful place to rest, too.

Also have you seen the leaf hammocks? You could make your own, but that's what I used on my fish that did the same thing and he rested on it so he could get to the air easily. So that might make whatevers got him down easier to deal with.

If the water changes are really difficult fo ryou toget to, maybe you should do a fish in cycle with your 2.5 gal?
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Okay... we're kind of doing that right now, by having him rest on the net as we hold it near the surface of the water. We also have a black t-shirt over the tank so he's not as stressed.

I got the 2.5 gallon tank literally just a couple of hours ago, but I thought it was supposed to run for at least 24 hours before putting any fish in it?
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Hmm. Well it's easier in my opinion to control the levels in the small tanks so you're probably safest there. I wouldn't hold him in the net, unless he doesn't seem to mind it as it probably stresses him out.

If he doesn't mind that, the leaf is probably the best for you guys, that way you don't have to hold the net up and he gets to choose when he wants to be up there.
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He's not reacting to it, or anything, really. Unfortunately, we don't have access to the leaf, and it's 2 am here and everything is closed.
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Of course, I mean tommorow haha. as long as it's not bacteria he'll most likely be fine over night. :)
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Old 02-11-2011, 03:06 AM   #17 
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I figured out how to place him on a leaf on his plant..its right near the surface of the water, so hopefully thatll help him. Hes scaring all of us to death..as we super gently moved him from the net to the plant, he was floating on his back, and then his sides..We're hoping so hard he makes it :(
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Hmmm...That actually sounds like swim bladder problems. If he's doing that. Does he seem bloated at all?
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He doesnt look bloated, nor has he been eating anything, but maybe. He ended up at the bottom again, and hes on his side, a little belly up. His back end is sort of floating up a little, so hes slanted head down.
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