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  1. Arashi Takamine
    05-05-2011 02:59 PM - permalink
    Arashi Takamine
    OFL I need some tips: How much AQ and Eposm salt to add to a 1.5 gallon tank? Maka's gotten sick and she can't move off her silk plant trust me she's wiggled and trying to fall off of it but she can't seem to move herself. worried about doing 100% changes with the treatment considering that she's gotten this bad.
  2. usmcwife2010
    05-04-2011 01:31 PM - permalink
    ok well i am having a betta fish crisis!!!! i cured one but now its the other one he is motionless im treaing him for ick but he just stays at the bottom of the tank he wont eat or sticks his head in the rocks and is straight up or stares at the other one in the bigger tant and he wont eat and he just started acting like this on monday when i changed his water and everything and i really dont know what to do i got him in dcember and the other one who was given to me in december but his previous owners got him in may he was just constipated which i thought was weird
  3. Betta Slave
    05-01-2011 03:30 PM - permalink
    Betta Slave
    Okay, thank you :) I'll have to do something about the links...

    Decided not to breed him anymore, however- am getting a pair from Thailand :)
  4. Oldfishlady
    05-01-2011 10:05 AM - permalink
    Okay.....sometimes as they get older they stop flaring...but he is not old...also the links don't work...not sure if they just don't work in this section or what...but I have found with links if you hit the preview button first they will show up

    I would keep him isolated and stop the mirror and mass feed live foods like mosquito larva for a week and then intro him to another male and when he flares drop in a larva or other favorite food in the container.....
  5. Betta Slave
    04-30-2011 05:08 PM - permalink
    Betta Slave
    Sorry for the double-post, but here's a link to some recent pics... He looks pretty young to me.

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  6. Betta Slave
    04-30-2011 05:00 PM - permalink
    Betta Slave
    I am really not sure. He was a pet-store betta, but I think he is quite young- his fins are still growing out. Maybe 4-5 months at best.
  7. Oldfishlady
    04-30-2011 04:56 PM - permalink
    How old is he?
  8. Betta Slave
    04-30-2011 04:46 PM - permalink
    Betta Slave
    I've tried other bettas- they don't tend to flare much either (they flare, but only at bettas they seem to really dislike) and no one has flared at him so far...

    I will try the conditioning! Thank you so much.
  9. Oldfishlady
    04-30-2011 04:33 PM - permalink
    If he is otherwise acting and eating okay I wouldn't worry too much about the lack of flaring....some flare more than others and often get get bored when you use the mirror...
    Have your tried another male or even the female and if so, does he flare at them...
    It should not affect the breeding..he will either be a good breeder or not regardless of flare
    You can also condition them to flare to the mirror once you get him to flare with another male.....every time he flares give him a tiny bit of his favorite food and soon he will associate flare with a treat....
  10. Betta Slave
    04-30-2011 04:19 PM - permalink
    Betta Slave
    Hey OFL... wondering if you could help me.

    My boy Dallas just won't flare anymore... he stopped one day and I don't know why. He's his normal self, however- no illnesses that I can see, his fins are growing out, he loves to eat, he'll jump for his food, and his tank is about 80 and always kept clean. He gently raises his gills *rarely*, but usually in front of a mirror he just tenses up and has a staring competition with his reflection before swimming away, uninterested.

    I am planning on breeding him- will his refusal to flare make it harder? He doesn't seem to be in pain- I'm just wondering if he actually WILL breed. :/ He should, if I've conditioned him correctly, though, yes?

    Thank you!

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