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Old 11-19-2011, 09:02 AM   #11 
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I have the Hydor heater, it works very well. What about getting him a toy?
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Old 11-19-2011, 10:33 AM   #12 
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Hi,welcome to the forum!, I know it can be overwhelming getting all this thrown at you, I had had Bettas in the past to, that had been just fine. I know I felt like , gezzz I thought I was doing it right, since I have implemented a few changes I think my guys are even more happy and healthy. So hang in there and enjoy!
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Old 11-19-2011, 11:56 AM   #13 
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Cute fish :)
I think he may like a decoration to hide in. Maybe one of those hideously bright neon caves from walmart? I think one of those would fit in his bowl.
Do you have an ebay account? Thats a good place to look for fish needs, sometimes ya gotta be patient to find a good deal though.

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Old 11-19-2011, 11:45 PM   #14 
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Just an update...

I just wanted to say thanks, and post an update.

Heating his bowl is making a difference. He actually swam around today. More activity than the last two weeks combined! And he played hide and seek with me for a bit when he saw the camera. Stinker!

Anyway, right now - since we still don't have a heater - I have sat his bowl on a heating pad. It seems to be working. Last night he just kind of layed in the back where the pad touched the glass, so he was soaking up some heat.

Today the bowl is still cool to the touch but not COLD like it was before.

Petsmart is about an hour and a half from here, and we haven't made it out to there since my daughter has been sick - but she is no longer spewing like the excorcist so we are going shopping tomorrow! Im so excited. Not sure what all we are picking up tomorrow but we will be getting a heater if nothing else. I ordered one yesterday online, but noticed on my email confirmation that I ordered one for a 10 gallon tank not a 1 gallon, so I am going to have to return that!

My husband thinks Im crazy for being upset over "a fish" but I can't help it. I feel horrible knowing we haven't been caring for him right.

Anyway - here's some pics of Fishelstein from yesterday and today.

This was him yesterday morning. Just laying in the back of the bowl up against the glass that was touching the heating pad.



And here is today actually swimming around, getting some exercise.


He even tried to play hide and seek with me (his favorite game) - when he realized I had the camera out. Lil stinker. lol


After todays activity and perk up with the warmth of the heating pad - I am 100% convinced he was just so lethargic because he was cold. Can't wait to get him some proper heat, so he can get back to making me some bubbles...
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Old 11-20-2011, 04:42 PM   #15 
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We just got home from Petsmart. I ended up buying Fishelstein a 5 gallon tank and some new decorations (including a cave), heater, ph kit, etc etc...

I'll be spending the rest of the night setting up his new home.:)
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Old 11-20-2011, 08:15 PM   #16 
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lol, always love it when the addiction kicks in! Congrats on everything to you, and congrats to the 'mansion' upgrade from the 'apartment' to the betta!! X3
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Old 11-20-2011, 08:35 PM   #17 
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No kidding, right?! He's going to get in there tomorrow and be all like " whu the whu??!!!!" haha...

I posted the list of what all we got in a different thread if you wanna see -> Fishelstein's new palace.
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Old 11-20-2011, 08:40 PM   #18 
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Ha ha!! Ill head right over!! :3
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Old 11-20-2011, 11:08 PM   #19 
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The new digs....






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Old 11-21-2011, 07:31 AM   #20 
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Well, he's still not really swimming. Just goes up for air and comes back down and lays on the bottom. He did check out his new cave, but mostly just curling up around the heater.
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I don't understand what's wrong with him. He's not discolored, bloated, or anything. It's going on three weeks now, of not swimming. Just wiggles up for air and wiggles back down for a nap.
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