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Old 03-23-2012, 01:27 PM   #101 
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Poor thing. =/ She'll come around.
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It looks like she's coughing...bubbles come out but then she struggles to the top for water. I real quick made a hammock out of canvas mesh and a piece of stryofoam... She's not in the tank yet
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Do you still have her in her original water? Is she still in the bag?
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at the moment yes but I'm going to be transferring her soon... she came in just over half a cup worth of water...I made the water level really low and put a few extra pieces of aquarium salt into the cup to dissolve...

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I also put a few small pieces of IAL in the water to help. I think I am going to name her Popcorn. She's all white and buttery. Although I have no idea whats blue on pop corn P
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What I typically do, just to stay on the safe side- cut the top of the bag open and poor her into a small cup, so she has access to fresh air. Float the cup in a heated tank to let the temperature in her bag acclimate. Then after about 20 minutes, fill about 15% of her cup with your tank water. Then let her sit for another 30 minutes. Put another 15% in, let her sit. Do this until the majority of the water is tank water- it's time consuming, it takes several hours, but it's the best way to ensure her system doesn't get shocked. I think it's less stressful for them to have their water level increase in small amounts, rather than going from little cup to big tank. It also ensures that she adjusts to the different chemical properties in the water.

Popcorn! How cute. =D Mmmm... mold on popcorn can be blue, right? :P

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I've done the floating method for all of my fish. I'm wondering if the journey didn't screw with her swim bladder a bit. She kinda seems off. She didn't have that much water to work with in the first place. I've had her soaking for over an hour, including water changes (little by little). Now that she's in the gallon she seems to be perking up a bit. I did notice a few loose scales in the bag, and she did try to eat them at first. i'm wondering if she didn't eat a scale
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Aw, Well it's good she's perking up. Some fish stress out more than others, I suppose. She probably did get jostled a bit, those darn delivery men.
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Poor thing! I'm sure all that movement in the dark didn't help her any. I'm sure she'll come around before too long.
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Here she is. Granted she's not feeling good but you can see where I get the name Popcorn from
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