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Mesmer doesn't like being in the dark for too long but I'm going to need to black him out for a few days while I use copper meds on what I'm 90% sure is velvet! I'm not treating him till Monday but I put him in the dark for just one day and he just looked so sad, he was pouty and just not a happy boy. Is there any way to keep him in the dark without him getting sad?
 

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hmmm this surprises me since bettas are usually comforted by the darkness (it de-stresses them).

Maybe try to get him used to it? Increase the amount of time he is in the dark a little be each day until you start the meds?
 

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I guess. I dont know what else to do, another user said somewhere she left a window for her fish, maybe I can figure out how to do that (I did have him in 100% darkness)
 

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Is he mopey or just calm? My betta starts to move pretty slowly once it's dark.
 

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He was downright droopy. "Hunched over" and didn't wanna use his ears when swimming for about ten minutes, then I fed him and didn't put him back under
 

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That's weird. Most bettas like the dark. He must be an outlier lol.
 

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I have 3/4 of his tank in darkness and he seems happy, also think I may have contaminated archy so he is in 3/4 darkness. Mesmer is swimming I the lit area begging for food while archy went to bed. (Guess he thinks it's night time)
 
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