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Old 03-17-2011, 09:12 PM   #11 
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"J.J" is in his new 2.5G tank, with a heater that keeps the treated tap water at 75 degrees. I just put him in, and he is sitting in the bottom corner. Updates to follow, I suppose.
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Old 03-17-2011, 09:24 PM   #12 
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if you are only keeping him in a half a gallon tank than it is probably because that is not enough space.

P.s. I am no expert in fact i dont even have one yet, but i want one.
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Old 03-17-2011, 09:25 PM   #13 
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"J.J" is in his new 2.5G tank, with a heater that keeps the treated tap water at 75 degrees. I just put him in, and he is sitting in the bottom corner. Updates to follow, I suppose.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the water is too cold. You need a heater that will keep it no colder than 76. 78 is realy preferred.
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Old 03-17-2011, 09:26 PM   #14 
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if you are only keeping him in a half a gallon tank than it is probably because that is not enough space.

P.s. I am no expert in fact i dont even have one yet, but i want one.
You are right, a half gallon is not enough space for any living creature.
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Old 03-17-2011, 09:46 PM   #15 
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What type of heater is it? It really should be a little higher in temperature. It might take him a little while to get used to his new surroundings. I hope he starts to feel better soon.
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Old 03-18-2011, 01:13 AM   #16 
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Update

So he ("J.J.") is in his new 2.5G tank, with a heater that automatically heats to 75 degrees, and treated tap water. He still spent most of his time sitting on the bottom of the tank, but got up to swim around normally from time to time.

I just went back down and checked on him after checking an hour ago, and he has been in the same position on the bottom with the back half of his body somewhat slouching to the side...

Here's to hoping he looks better in the morning. Any suggesting other than giving J.J. a little more time?
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Old 03-18-2011, 01:14 AM   #17 
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I just noticed the previous few posts. I'll check the pet store tomorrow morning to see if there is a better heater available.
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Old 03-18-2011, 01:18 AM   #18 
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Yet another post... This is the heater I got. The 10W version
http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=4134008
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Old 03-18-2011, 12:44 PM   #19 
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I don't really think non-adjustable heaters are reliable. I had that heater a loong time ago and it just sucked. I highly recommend something you can adjust.
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Old 03-18-2011, 04:13 PM   #20 
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I agree with turtle, although my one preset heater is working just fine. When I needed a new one for my ten gallon, I went out and got this really awesome adjustable heater with a warning light that tells you when the water is right on and when it's too hot/cold. It's amazing, I love it. I wish I knew the brand so I could tell you! It was pretty cheap, too, I got it at pet supplies plus.
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