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Old 10-14-2011, 06:01 PM   #1 
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Julep's latest... "creation"? HUGE!

This happened about 2 weeks back, but the no internet thing is such a disability, so sorry this is late... BUT...

Little Julep had a swim bladder problem. He couldn't swim to the top for the life of him. I could see he was struggling for air. Poor little guy! I thought for sure he'd be dead by the next morning. He was a sinker. He has a fake dinosaur skull in his 2.5 gallon, so I lowered it to just barely above that skull (water level a little under half way from the top) so he could push his way to the top of the skull and rest to get air. It worked great, I went to sleep, and just hoped he made it. The next morning he was perfect! I think he may have been constipated or something minor.

Due to pure laziness and concern for him, I left the water at that level... Within a couple days, he had built THIS;

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The pictures don't even do it justice! This thing was HUGE! It was built very high, was long, and took up a fourth of his tank. I was surprised this little guy could do such a thing so quickly!

Now I don't have the heart to fill his tank up again. He's never made anything quite that big, (he bubblenests frequently when he's happy, but nothing like THAT) and he's so much more active now. I'm considering moving him to a larger tank so I can lower the water level but him still have ample space. Ah well, I'll figure it out.

Here's just a quick picture of him, so y'all can see his coloring coming him and him growing up!

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Old 10-14-2011, 06:51 PM   #2 
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woah. 0.0
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Old 10-14-2011, 07:00 PM   #3 
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My thoughts exactly StarBetta.
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:22 PM   #4 
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I'm sorry to hear that he's having some sort of problem! But it's good that you may have found a way to help him out!!! That's very impressive, btw, I don't even know what to say.
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:10 PM   #5 
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Wow he's quite a stunning little man! I love his unique colorings!
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:05 PM   #6 
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Goodness o.o
Thats quite a large one



He's super pretty by the way c:
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:31 PM   #7 
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Thank you everyone for such nice comments!

I am considering switching tanks with him but don't know to what yet. I think he LOVES his horizontal space. He hasn't had any swim bladder problems since, thank goodness!

I'm supposed to be breeding him, too, if any of y'all are interested ;) His babies will be sold cheap, it's a genetic 'experiment' with him and for experience for me!
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Old 10-15-2011, 12:01 AM   #8 
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holy happy bettas!

way to go Julep!
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Old 10-15-2011, 12:03 AM   #9 
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Poor li'l pretty! And...whoa! Huuuge! O_O
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Old 10-15-2011, 12:44 AM   #10 
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Holy crap... *Mind blown*
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