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marinebiologist21 10-28-2007 05:13 PM

Betta acting unusual! HELP!
 
I got my Betta on Saturday. and he has been acting unusual. He's a small, super delta-betta. They're usually very lazy, I am aware of, but even when both betta bowls were next to eachother, my other betta puffed up, but he didn't. He hasn't been eating, and I give him commercial food. He is in a bowl, waiting while I cycle the exclipse 12 gallon. I think after shipment trauma, bettas deserve a good life, therefore I get bettas one at a time, and put them in the Eclipse twelve gallon until they pass away.
He's mustard-gas.

PLEASE HELP!

Lupin 10-28-2007 06:38 PM

Re: Betta acting unusual! HELP!
 
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Originally Posted by marinebiologist21
I got my Betta on Saturday. and he has been acting unusual. He's a small, super delta-betta. They're usually very lazy, I am aware of, but even when both betta bowls were next to eachother, my other betta puffed up, but he didn't. He hasn't been eating, and I give him commercial food. He is in a bowl, waiting while I cycle the exclipse 12 gallon. I think after shipment trauma, bettas deserve a good life, therefore I get bettas one at a time, and put them in the Eclipse twelve gallon until they pass away.
He's mustard-gas.

PLEASE HELP!

Bettas are fussy with foods. You might have to try some live or frozen foods like mosquito larva, daphnia and bloodworms.

marinebiologist21 10-28-2007 09:11 PM

What about him not flaring up?

joeshmoe 10-28-2007 09:16 PM

not flairing could be anything. is he pale? is going for air alot?

marinebiologist21 10-29-2007 06:11 PM

Sort of pale, but not coming up for air often.

dr heckle 11-04-2007 08:12 PM

i cant help you with your problem but i can say this you may not be aware of this but sticking one betta in direct view of another is about the equivelent of holding a gun to the glass of the tank although puffing as you call it may look good it actualy realy stressful on the fish.
as for your problem my betta was acting like that so i put him in a larger tank and added a strong power filter.
apperantly the problem of a build up of harmfull and yet hard to see nitrates in the water dose the lower areas in the tank have a slight brown to yelow tinge keep in mind that it is very hard to see so try putting a white background behind the tank this will help you spot any discoloration of the water.
I hope this helps you I know it did when my friend told me when I had this problem :roll: :shock: :lol: :D :o


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