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Old 02-03-2012, 10:56 PM   #11
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I had the Cup (he was in) in the tank water to get the Temps the same ,His Temp is 76F ,But I did not test his water only my Tanks water.....maybe the lack of ammonia in my tank shocked him? I dumped that Blue water after I put him in. No way to know.
He would be quite shocked then with the massive change in water. Slow acclimation is best. Look up "drip acclimation". At the very least, when acclimating fish you should float the bag (cup in this instance) to match temps then add a small amount of tank water (half a cup or so) then wait ten or fifteen minutes and repeat about four or five times until you have at least doubled the volume of water in the container. Then you can safely release into the tank. Keep an eye on him but I don't think there is much you can do if he starts to decline.
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Old 02-04-2012, 12:24 AM   #12
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It may take him a few days to start eating, too--that's normal. I had to talk a friend through her worry about her new betta because he refused to eat for about a week. He got better.
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Old 02-04-2012, 08:55 PM   #13
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Is my betta a real halfmoon?

Hi guys,

I'm a newby to this site and also with bettas.I'm posting a picture of a betta that I just bought. It was sold as a "halfmoon" but I think he just look like a "delta" ???

Those anyone can tell the difference just by looking at the picture of Claudio? (Yep, that is his name!)

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Pd. I just posted my question in this thread since I didn't know how too crate a new one. Sorry!
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Old 02-05-2012, 01:13 AM   #14
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I'd say delta, or not "show quality" halfmoon, but not an expert at betta tail variations by any means. To start a new thread, there's a new thread icon on the right of the screen above the threads on the page.
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Old 02-05-2012, 02:16 AM   #15
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Also, try raising the temp slowly to 80 - all my bettas are much more active at a warmer temp.
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Thank you all for ur feedback! 'll try to make him do a full flare and post the pic later... BTW... I also started a new thread (thanks KaylNeko!) named "Betta Experts - Can u help me?? Halfmoon or delta?
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:07 PM   #17
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My Betta was doing better from the last time, but it looks like he is taking a turn for the worst as of yesterday. He Stopped moving , I tried feeding him he did not eat anything...The Temp is 76 I ordered a New Heater but it might be too late. It looks like he has Fin Rot....and he has just been laying at the bottom of the Tank i added Aquarium Salt but any additional advice?

The Fin rot came on really quick....less than a day....
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Sorry to hear it. He was probably already in a weakened state from being in the cup. You never know how long he was in there.
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