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Platyfish1999
01-24-2015, 09:14 AM
I'm after buying a betta yesterday and I acclimatised him but I had to put a sponge on the filter so I plugged the heater and filter out.I plugged the filter in but I forgot to plug in the heater and now my platies and betta are pretty lethargic as it got cold.Thankfully the sponge on the filter output slowed down the current.

Will my betta and platies be alright?

JudiJetson
01-24-2015, 12:44 PM
Depends...how long was the heater off & what did the temperature drop to? The stress from the temperature drop can cause issues so you'll have to keep a close eye on them.

Platyfish1999
01-24-2015, 03:07 PM
It was off all night and the temp dropped well below 21 degrees celsius.But now the betta has started to flare at his own reflection and he actually is starting to swim around.The platies seem to be recovering also.

I hope they will be ok

Slaphppy7
01-24-2015, 03:42 PM
Tie the heater plug and filter plug together, on the wires near the plugs...that way, you remember to unplug the heater when you unplug the filter, and you'll remember to plug them both back in, too

Platyfish1999
01-24-2015, 04:29 PM
But will the fish be alright?The betta is flaring at himself,is that a good or bad sign?Also I have two platies,one of them is red and black and the other one is a blue mickey mouse.The red platy seems to be alright but since yesterday when I got him the mickey mouse platy seems to be very shy cowering away under the filter whenever there's any noise around.Is he alright?

Thanks.

Platyfish1999
01-24-2015, 04:29 PM
Tie the heater plug and filter plug together, on the wires near the plugs...that way, you remember to unplug the heater when you unplug the filter, and you'll remember to plug them both back in, too

Good idea :)

Platyfish1999
01-24-2015, 04:30 PM
Tie the heater plug and filter plug together, on the wires near the plugs...that way, you remember to unplug the heater when you unplug the filter, and you'll remember to plug them both back in, too

Good idea :)

Slaphppy7
01-24-2015, 04:44 PM
If the fish seem OK for now, I wouldn't fret over it much

Platyfish1999
01-24-2015, 05:33 PM
Betta is already swimming around a bit,he's getting active every time:)

Slaphppy7
01-24-2015, 05:36 PM
Sounds like he'll be just fine

Platyfish1999
01-24-2015, 05:42 PM
Betta(I dont have a name for him yet) and the platies are shy but that's understandable as they are in new surroundings.

Slaphppy7
01-24-2015, 06:00 PM
They'll come around, it just takes time

Platyfish1999
01-24-2015, 06:07 PM
Thanks you have been a great help

Slaphppy7
01-24-2015, 06:11 PM
Anytime, my pleasure