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Old 05-25-2011, 10:18 PM   #1 
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Urgent!

I just got m AB male. Was in the mail less than 2 days. He isn't moving and his water was super warm, is there any possibility he is just in shock?? Or is he dead..

What can I do?!
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:27 PM   #2 
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Anyone.... please?....
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:35 PM   #3 
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Can you see his gills moving at all or anything? Ive never ordered online sorry, but i read the guidelines are strict regardless if hes not dead hes not in good health so unless you really want him bad id just email the pic =/

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Old 05-25-2011, 10:40 PM   #4 
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I can't bate to look at him...

His fins are open wide, though. I mean you know when a fish dies they get all floppy and float around and are limp? He isn't like that! It looks like he is flaring! And when I moved around the bowl and caused water disruption he didn't move... Normally with my dead fish they go with wherever the current goes. He still has really vibrant colors, too
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:40 PM   #5 
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did you acclimate him properly? Your water and the water he's used to could be very different, especially if he's from overseas.
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:43 PM   #6 
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I opened the package like that and his water was so warm and I panicked and threw him (not literally) into the prepared bowl with moneywort to see if he was alive and nothing yet...@
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:43 PM   #7 
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Has he come up for air at all?
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:52 PM   #8 
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No. Not moving. I am assuming no movement at all the past half hour I can safely say he is dead...?
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:59 PM   #9 
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Try to see if his gills are moving if you can, he could be in a very bad shock possibly? If they move at all then put him in something very low so he can get air easy =/ Doesnt sound too good though sadly.
Edit: I looked it up but all i could find was that when this happens (over heated) they usually die with their gills open. =/

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Old 05-29-2011, 02:17 PM   #10 
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oh no. =(

what ended up happening? i hope he was just in shock or something!
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