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  1. inkrealm
    05-16-2011 11:38 PM - permalink
    inkrealm
    wow,he must be really territorial XD; no wonder he lost a scale lol, mine just pokes at me curiously XD;
    glad to hear it's okay,i'm sure he did just head-butt something. :'3
    I heard wal-mart is especially bad,I'm glad he seems to be doing well though:)
    they shouldn't be allowed to keep fish in-bulk like that,bettas dont even sell that often or fast.I guess it's nice to have variety so you can find one you really connect with since they do have personalities.but still,compromising their health is unacceptable,they should only keep a few till they can invest,or divide the huge aquariums>< they could safely&happily house 2-3 in one.

    I'm so sorry to hear about your last one D: at least you knew it wasn't your fault though,you did your best >< that's really hard,especially when they get the fast ones,it must have been so sickening to have that be your first betta experience :/

    this guy's colors look gorgeous though,&taking the time to observe them is always a good strong care habit:)
  2. inkrealm
    05-16-2011 10:43 PM - permalink
    inkrealm
    oh hey, didn't even think of them :P he should be super healthy then XD
    yes. ON the leaf :P I didn't either >< after I took it out and ran my finger on it I realized how sharp it felt even to me though, so to him it must have been horrible D: I don't know why on earth they don't just stick them INSIDE the leaf, or make silk stems or something, I mean what's the point of a silk plant supposedly safe for bettas if you stuff a giant chunk of sharp plastic on the under side of it? >.< especially because they love to get in and under them. :( if you don't wanna uproot it just rinse your hand and arm well with hot water and shake it off in case of chlorine and reach in, remember to make sure you don't have any bracelets or sprays on though ^-^ trying to re-plant them with the water can be a pain XD; and stressful for the fish if it's skittish and not used to random giant psychos re-arranging their tank :P
  3. inkrealm
    05-16-2011 10:25 PM - permalink
    inkrealm
    haha, that's the one upside of living somewhere hot, I'm sure he loves it :D
    can he get underneath the leaf of the silk plant though? I had some in front of his filter at one time to baffle it and he got behind them and cut his fin on the back of the leaf >^> just a thought ^-^
    I could see you're hunch being right if it was a bit rough and he head-butted it though. I love them but they do the dumbest things sometimes ^-^
    and since it seems to be turning darkish it could be a little wound, definitely. :D
    so glad it's probably nothing drastically wrong :D
  4. inkrealm
    05-16-2011 10:04 PM - permalink
    inkrealm
    and yur, clean water + high 70's to low 80's and he shouldn't be able to get it, no direct sun?
    velvet is by cold or uneven temps, which is why I'm scared mine will get it, and dirty water helps. but you don't seem to have either so ><
  5. inkrealm
    05-16-2011 10:02 PM - permalink
    inkrealm
    ohh, and is the plant live or silk? if it's silk check the underside, all the ones I've ever seen have really hard plastic on them underneath, he could've hit that, if it is a missing scale and not velvet.. ><
  6. inkrealm
    05-16-2011 09:57 PM - permalink
    inkrealm
    oh geeze no, I'd being freaking, I'm always scared mine'll die XD; I'm so anxious for him to perk up and recover from the pet store cup so I can tell when there's something wrong :'3 I have no doubt I've spammed every betta forum out there :P
    yeah, since it's on the face I'd say definitely post it, as that's where velvet starts,
    not to mention I'm not sure if missing scales are pink or just an off-shade off the rest of the body color, because several of my little guy's scales are off-color and odd-looking, but not pinkish D:
    I've heard they can get scraped on even live plants :/ but mine hasn't been bugged by them and he's pretty good at getting himself wedged into odd spaces.. best of wishes for him, if it is velvet you caught it good and early, nice job paying attention to your fish's signs :D
  7. inkrealm
    05-16-2011 09:36 PM - permalink
    inkrealm
    also if you can get it to show on picture, you might post it anyway.... COULD be velvet, but I'm not sure.
  8. inkrealm
    05-16-2011 09:33 PM - permalink
    inkrealm
    to answer your question on scales... it is not normal. post in the sick forum to see if you ought to add some FRESH WATER /aquarium/ salt or not to prevent sickness P:
    missing scales are like ripped fins, they can be scraped off by a plastic plant, or drop from stress or bad water. if your tank stuff is fine he probably just scraped it off. watch him close though ^-^ also if you notice more missing, strange spots, problems with his fins, or odd behavior, post in health immediately to get help because he's probably sick D:
    check the tank to see if there's anything he may have knocked it on, and if he has tank mates ( most don't and probably really shouldn't XD; ) make sure they're not picking fights.

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