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Barbie wrote at 2014-12-13 22:20:33
Actually, that breed does not like a lot of current so slow the arriation and check the temp. 78-80 degrees is their preference and they like shallow 2-5 gallon tanks. Be sure the water temperature in the tank is the same as the water being added. Avoid total water changes and be sure to  use a batta declorinator and conditioner. Could be lack of bio. Boil sea shells for a couple of hours if you  are  going to use them because bacteria and such do hide deep inside or in the crevices. Most likely it is the temp. They are very hardy fish but slow down in cool temp. Winters and or air conditioning is hardest on them. Best of luck!

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