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  1. #1

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    Good evening everyone!

    I am furious right now, I was at work this evening and saw a betta in a 'betta bowl' sitting by a cold window... I found out that it had been sitting there since MONDAY, no food or anything!

    I've since transferred it into my makeshift hospital tank, it currently has an air stone but no filter or heater as i dont have one available, and its Midnight.

    He's barely got the energy to swim let alone stay upright and above the water level. I've made a makeshift hammock with plastic wrap, (I weighted it down so that it doesn't trap him)
    I've also offered it food, he did take in one piece of food.

    His fins are totaled, barely anything there; they're also paperthin. He also looks super tiny (in comparison to my Betta Omega)

    I think he's meant to be blue/purple... but he's grey right now.

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    Tanks side by side
    The poor guy in the 'hammock'
    Last edited by Argentis; 02-05-2015 at 04:42 AM.

  2. #2

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    The poor guy. I hope you can bring him around.
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    Hope everything goes well

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    Glad you were able to move him to a better tank. Keeping him fed and the water clean will speed his recovery. Best of luck to you and him. hope he makes a full recovery
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    So I'm glad the little guy pulled through the night!

    Here are some 'morning after' photos
    I just walked up to the tank
    Whats that...? oh! Food!

    Really shows the extent of how yucky his fins are looking.

    With the assistance of Reddit (lol), I'm going to locate a basic sponge filter today. My manager gave me the day off to take care of the fish too! (We also happened to have been over staffed, but sush.)

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    It seems like he is doing better, glad you will have some time to get him set up. Happy day off for you.
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    Good job on the rescue...yes, get him a sponge filter, and a heater, too....bettas need warm water, 80F or so
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  8. #8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    Good job on the rescue...yes, get him a sponge filter, and a heater, too....bettas need warm water, 80F or so
    I'm a little nervous about a heater, the tank I have him in is a plastic one I was given years back, would a low watt heater melt it you think?
    I just moved the tank into the warmest room in the house and it's sitting above one of the heat registers, I'm hoping that this will help keep the temperature constant.

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    After the tank sits in it's new location for some hours, check the temp

    I'm not quite sure that a low wattage heater would melt the plastic, but it might be a risky experiment...
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  10. #10

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    The LFS was out of the heater that would work for my tank... For now he's sitting at 75F (definitely an improvement from whatever temperature he was dealing with by the window!)

    Also picked up some aquarium salt and a sponge filter for the tank. He was giving me some sass when I was installing the filter, so he's feeling a bit better!

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