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Old 09-11-2011, 07:25 AM   #11 
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Old 09-11-2011, 08:26 AM   #12 
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hmmm....

Is he lethargic? Heavy breathing, floating at the top of laying on the bottom of the tank??

do you have any idea of the water temp? some of my guys were a bit clamped till i moved them into a divided and heated 10 gallon tank.

Im also thinking he may be stressed being in that tank. They like places to hide like caves and plants to swim around and perch on.

He is in one of these things right?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hagen-Marina...-/320408423341
can you move him into something that is at least a gallon? It doesnt really matter what, as long as he can't jump out of it (saran wrap with holes can be used as a cover) and add a place for him to hide ( a coffee cup will work). Maybe that will perk him up a bit?

In general, bettas seem to like having tanks with lots of "stuff" in their tanks as opposed to one that is bare.
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Old 09-11-2011, 12:56 PM   #13 
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It's okay. Just be patient if he is eating and acting rather normal, it is usually not life threatening. If you get him a bigger tank or container, I bet you will be seeing a big improvement. Good luck and keep us posted!
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It looks like fin melt.
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Old 09-11-2011, 03:05 PM   #15 
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It looks like fin melt.
Yeah thats what it looks like to me too.
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Old 09-11-2011, 03:46 PM   #16 
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yeah thats the one... the saleswoman said that was plenty big enough and that is really all i have room for. but if i have had other bettas in tanks that size, why did nothing happen to them (and i have had a previous one in this tank)???
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Old 09-11-2011, 05:59 PM   #17 
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bidding on ebay for a 5 gallon tank... is that big enough... (comes with heater, filter, light ect)
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Old 09-12-2011, 03:48 PM   #18 
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Yes definately. Your little guy will be so much happier in there.
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