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Old 06-28-2011, 08:47 PM   #1 
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My betta likes to sit on his tail

Oberon likes to just sit on the bottom on his tail, or sleep on a plant at the top.
He's eating and every now and then he will swim around. but I'm worried because he mostly just sits there. Any idea what might be wrong? I got him from walmart and he was pretty depressed there
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Old 06-28-2011, 10:36 PM   #2 
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Time for a Q & A session.

How big is his tank?
How often do you change the water and how much do you change at a time?
Is his tank heated and what is the temp?
How long have you had him?

Once I get the answers, I can help you figure out if there's anything wrong with your new guy.
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:56 PM   #3 
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at the moment he's staying with my friend, He's in a larger fry catcher thing in her big tank. all of her other bettas in that tank are just fine. I got him friday at walmart.
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Old 06-29-2011, 12:06 AM   #4 
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He is probably in a bit of shock if you've only had him since Friday. When you are able to get him his own tank, get a heater for him. Warm water will make him very happy. If he shows any more signs of lethargy, loss of appetite, or bloating, post immediately and get him out of your friend's tank so he doesn't accidentally give her fish any diseases.
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Thanks :) he should be coming home soon and I have a heater and everything all ready for him :) just gotta get him home. She says he's eating but he always seems kinda lethargic. he sleeps on top of a plant sometimes or just sits in the corner (literally sits)
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Maybe he'll perk up when he gets home. He might be intimidated by all the other fish around him. And when you get him home, see if you can get a pic of him sitting on his tail.
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OK, my friend actually has a picture of him sitting on his tail. and your right he may be intimidated cuz she has a cichlid in that tank that goes to the bottom of the fry catcher to bug him :( and the cichlid is WAY bigger than him
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Oh yeah. I bet his behavior changes when he gets away from the cichlid. Those guys are aggressive with each other, a small captive betta is just perfect for a cichlid to pick on.
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OH! also when I first got him, the next day my friend said she saw him puff out like a little green cloud. We watched him , but didn't see it again. any ideas?
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Old 06-29-2011, 12:34 AM   #10 
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She's going to post a pic in a little bit of him sitting on his tail
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