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Old 11-26-2007, 08:34 PM   #11 
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Thank you so much for all your help. I am about to embark on my little fishy journey to redemption, and I hope that little blueberry will take that trip with me.

If anyone else has any input for me, I'd appreciate it!

Thanks again!
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Old 11-27-2007, 08:46 AM   #12 
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I'm really worried........

Blueberry is either hanging in the tank behind the plant, or just sitting on the bottom. He's hardly moving at all and he hasn't eaten anything. I'm beginning to panic.

I moved his tank into the kitchen (where it's a little warmer) until I can get a more proper setup. Unfortunately, I can't get that setup until later this afternoon and I'm hoping he hangs on.

Is there anything, ANYTHING I can do for him in the interim? I have a bottle of Streee Coat. Would that help?

I'm just grasping a straws here. I havent a clue what I'm doing right now.

Anxious
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Old 11-27-2007, 03:38 PM   #13 
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Bettas sometimes get very lazy.
A heater may be a factor in this depression, however.
You NEED one soon.

I'm sure he'll hang on.
Sometimes having a real plant helps.
Bettas like to rest in plants.
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Old 11-27-2007, 03:50 PM   #14 
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Hi Frizandi, do you have any update on Blueberry? Did you manage to get a heater for him today? Anyway, just to let you know I'm keeping my fingers crossed that he's okay.
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Old 11-27-2007, 05:14 PM   #15 
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He's still with us............

I just brought the heater home and am going to set it up as soon as possible. In the meantime, I've moved him to the kitchen, which is decidedly warmer. I'll let you know what's happening.......

Thank you. :)
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Old 11-27-2007, 05:58 PM   #16 
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I use a turkey baster to clean my gravel. It does a great job getting the poop and leftover food out. Try that when you do your water changes. Cheap and easy!
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Old 11-27-2007, 08:26 PM   #17 
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Thanks for the tip about the turkey baster. I'll have to try it. :)

Life can be frustrating. I have now set up the new tank (smaller than what I was looking for, but bigger than I have) and the cord for the heater is too short to reach the outlet. I'll have to buy an extension cord tomorrow.

In the meantime, I am blasting my space heater in the kitchen to try and warm the little guy up. The kitchen is now toasty warm and I'm hoping that some of that will filter in to Blueberry.

He's still not doing much of anything. Sometimes he's near the top of the tank and sometimes he's right on the bottom. He seems to like hanging around the plant in the corner of the tank (plastic, sorry). That's where he'd usually spend the night.

I'm still very concerned about him, but for now he's still with us. i'll try to keep things as warm as I can until I can get the heater working.

Keep thinking good thoughts about us. Thanks. :)
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Old 11-29-2007, 05:11 PM   #18 
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OK, my friends, now I really need your help!

The heater is working, the tank is ready, now what's the least stressful way to get him in there?? I really feel that time is of the essence here. I don't think he's eaten anything, at least I haven't seen him eat. He's either up towards the top or he's resting on the bottom inside his little plant. I'm afraid I'm going to lose him if I wait much longer.

How do I get him into his new environment without shocking him?

Help!
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Old 11-29-2007, 05:37 PM   #19 
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OK, my friends, now I really need your help!

The heater is working, the tank is ready, now what's the least stressful way to get him in there?? I really feel that time is of the essence here. I don't think he's eaten anything, at least I haven't seen him eat. He's either up towards the top or he's resting on the bottom inside his little plant. I'm afraid I'm going to lose him if I wait much longer.

How do I get him into his new environment without shocking him?

Help!
If you have the plastic bag from the store used for stocking fish, I'd try to float it in the new tank to equalize the temperature for 10-15 minutes. You can try acclimating him for every few minutes by adding a small portion of tank water to the bag.
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Old 11-29-2007, 06:30 PM   #20 
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Eek....

That bag is long gone. I got the little guy back in August. Would any kind of bag do, or is there something else I can do instead?

I hope time is not running out......
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