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Old 08-06-2011, 09:59 PM   #1 
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New Fish!!!

The good news! I just got a divider for my ten gallon tank (only one, so each has 5 gallons, although I was very tempted by a handsome Dragon) and the new fish is floating in his side..

Tha bad news...somehow Jazz has already found his way through the new divider. He was floating next to the new (unnamed) fishes cup, and neither was flaring....which is good. Is it safe to let the new fish out, or should I leave him in his little cup overnight?

Also need name help, he's a white veiltail with red fins and a bluish-black spot on his Dorsal and Caudal fins...hoping the spots are just an odd marking...
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Old 08-06-2011, 10:32 PM   #2 
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I wouldn't let him out until you are sure he's acclimated and you are sure that divider is as tight as it can be. :) No slipping through, no holes, etc. Make sure you let a little bit of the fresh water into the new bettas cup so he can get used to the new water conditioner etc. The spots are probably part of his coloring. :) We love pics.
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Old 08-06-2011, 10:45 PM   #3 
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Looks like its fine, Jazz ha been staying on his side, I've been mixing Newbie's olf icky water with the aquarium water...need to be careful to make sure his water reaches the temp of the rest of the tank my heater is insane XP Got a new (working) thermometer when I bought Newbie and realized the wate was 90*...oops...
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Old 08-06-2011, 10:51 PM   #4 
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Oh gosh! That's terrible. :o 90? Wow, poor fishies must have been hot. Glad you got that under control.
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Old 08-06-2011, 10:53 PM   #5 
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Yeah, might explain why Jazz hid all day...
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Old 08-07-2011, 07:53 AM   #6 
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Update-I'm an idiot

So, last night I watched the fish until 1 am, everything seemed fine, divider was tight, etc. WOke up at 5 am and checked again, nothing. I get up again at 7, can't find Jazz anywhere. Finally, I find him...on the wrong side of the divider. He looks perfectly fine, he's just not swimming around. I grab him and get him on the other side of the divider (I'm convinced he jumped, neither side had a hole big enough for the fish.) and notice his anal fin is totally ripped up. uh-oh. Out they BOTH come, into their little cups. Typical fish, the new red and white veiltail is perfectly fine (Maybe I should call him Ripper). Jazz ACTS fine other than a few small swimming issues and his ripped anal fin....so both are now in cups until I sort this out, and Jazz (Or "Ripper") may end up living in my small 1 gal. :( poor things.

Should I take the new one back??? I think If I put Jazz in with some females he'd be fine, but not with a fish as aggressive as Ripper...even though there was a divider...ughhh I am so mad at myself now. WHY did I let Jazz in the tank when he had been trying to get around the divider

On a higher note, Ripper has settled in fine with no stress. He did the wiggle dance when I was peering in at the tak this morning looking for Jazz...
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