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Old 04-07-2012, 09:11 AM   #1 
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New Boy isn't Feeling So Well :(

So I bought a beautiful new HM yesterday..

He seemed fine when we got home. I put him in a 1.75G critter keeper with a heater. I use Prime conditioner. This was probably about 14-15 hours ago.

I check in this morning to feed all of my boys, and he's just sitting at the top of the tank. He isn't really breathing heavily, from as far as I can tell, but he won't eat. He also has no reaction if I put a finger into the tank. He just doesn't want to move, and I can't prod him to swim around, really.

Should I be worried? What could it be?

He has no outer signed of issues that I can see. No problems with his fins or on his scales. No fuzzy patches or cloudy eyes..

I want to give him a water change, in case it may be the water, but I'm afraid a big change like that may make him worse.

What would be the best course of action here?
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:13 AM   #2 
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My newest guy hid under a leaf for about 24 hours. I was sure he was a goner put he snapped out of it and came around. Maybe just keep him dark and quiet and he'll come around.
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:03 PM   #3 
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Thanks :)

He seems to be doing a bit better. He still isn't eating as well as my other boys, and he isn't flaring at the exercise mirror, but I guess that will all come in time, I think. At least he's eating a little and swimming around!

He's just so lovely. I hope to capture some lovely images of him for my next fishy photoshoot :P
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