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Old 12-27-2011, 02:35 PM   #1 
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My new boy!

This is Omlette, the blue veiltail! He's a bit shy. I had him in a 3/4 gallon vase last night (I thought it was 1 full gallon) and he seemed unhappy... he wasn't swimming and he tried to lodge himself into the gravel (which he managed to do half-way by sticking his head into it)! Today I moved him into a triangular full gallon plastic tank that I've had for a couple of years since my sister's betta died (was used as a hospital tank for other fish) and so I disinfected it, rinsed it out several times, and put little Omlette into it. He seems MUCH happier which makes me think that the vase was like an upgraded plastic cup. I don't think he liked it at all. So I put smaller glass pebbles into the tank so he couldn't suffocate by getting stuck in the large ones (mehh) and I put a little 2 inch baby sprig of Anacharis in the middle of it! He hasn't flared ONCE which is a bit suspicious. I know of a lot of bettas who flare very little, but are still caught flaring. Anyway, I moved him to the dining room near the wood burning stove and he's going crazy: the thermometer reads 78 degrees! Well, I'll finally show him to you!
The pic from above shows this weird lighter portion of his head. It's a suspicious wart-like pale growth on his head. VERY slightly protruding though. Any idea to what it is? I'll shut up now ^v^
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Old 12-27-2011, 02:40 PM   #2 
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seems to be stressed! get some API stress coat and some pathogen(parasite) remover ! and he should be fine :)
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Old 12-27-2011, 05:42 PM   #3 
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seems to be stressed! get some API stress coat and some pathogen(parasite) remover ! and he should be fine :)
Yup! I have the stress remover and I used it but I had to transfer him to another tank so he has stripes all over again! They're fading, though. But the pic was from when I was floating his bag in the vase :)
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Old 01-05-2012, 08:17 PM   #4 
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You should upgrade him to a larger tank. But he seems fine. API stress coat works wonders even if you fish doesn't need it. You can get a 10 gallon at WalMart for 13ish dollars. Then you could divide it so he can share or he can just have the whole huge thing to himself!
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