12-19-2007, 06:23 AM
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Re: my betta's tail is ripping off??
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Originally Posted by takethesewingsandfly
My Lulla Belle's tail is slowly ripping away? I live in Tulsa, OK and we just had a HUGE ice storm and my power was out for 3 days. So i put my betta fish in the cup i got him in and placed him near the fireplace with a thermometer in the cup to check the temp. all the time. I did it so he could stay warm, (it was FREEZING). He stayed in the cup for maybe 1 1/2 days and then i just took the whole tank and my betta over to my boyfriends house and hooked it up there. My power came back on a day later, so i let him stay at my bf's house for a while. I picked him up yesterday and noticed that his tail looked like a chunk of it was gone. I set up his tank and everything at my house, and it looks like his tail is getting worse. Can anyone tell me whats going on?? Is it because all the moving was stressing him out?? I can post pictures later if it will help.
What size was the tank? Do you run heater and filter in it? What was the temperature of the water in the cup when you placed it near the fireplace? How low was the temperature when you mentioned freezing?
How did you dismantle the tank to go over to your boyfriend's house? Then how did you try to set everything up assuming you did set it up in your boyfriend's house? What did you do to the filter media assuming you run a filter? Did you test the water parameters of the tank water? What about the tapwater? If so, what are the results? Results may not be right depending on the test kit you are using. Test strips are inaccurate most of the time.