How do I politely tell my boss she isnít properly caring for her betta? - Page 2 - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
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post #11 of 47 (permalink) Old 09-22-2012, 09:29 PM
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he's a rescue lol. it's not intended to be a permanant home or anything. I don't have room for him right now :)
So I'm basically just waiting for him to heal up his fins so I can adopt him out. He's healthy in all other regards ^_^

He flares at the heating mat all the time, I think because it's reflective. And he's the most active little thing you'll ever see. LOL. I want him out of here too :)
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post #12 of 47 (permalink) Old 09-22-2012, 10:03 PM
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I think it depends on your relationship with her.

If she's approachable and you're on good terms, she might love to hear " I norticed you got a betta! He's gorgeous! I have x number."

She'll talk about her fish for a while and ask you a little about yours then

After a little while say something like, " several of my friends have bettas that lived for over 5 years and stayed very healthy and they told me their secrets -- i could bring you a care sheet that I followed bc I had mine in a tank that was too cold -- they need heaters."

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You could slip a care sheet next to the tank secretly.
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post #14 of 47 (permalink) Old 09-23-2012, 09:04 AM
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My betta started out in a large vase on top of the refridgerator in my office. I did some reading and decided he would do better in a bigger tank. If the boss does get a bigger tank, be careful of the filter. I bought a Marineland 3 gallon tank that came with a whisper internal filter. The little guy did fine for 3 days then I came to work and found him sucked up under the filter. I now have a new betta- Pet Supplies Plus was selling them for 1.00. I have a small azoo power filter meant for small desktop tanks. It works good and doesn't suck up the fish.
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My Betta started out in an unfiltered unheated open top 1.5 gallon vase I added a heater when I took apart another tank. I later put him in a ten gallon tank with an apple snail.
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post #16 of 47 (permalink) Old 09-23-2012, 10:07 AM
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You can use panty hose to cover the intake of filters

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I do not need to lower the current even with long fins he swims great.
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post #18 of 47 (permalink) Old 09-23-2012, 03:31 PM
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My office is very warm in the winter, so I think my tank should be ok. I might get a heater anyway, just to be safe. The boss needs to be aware of the needs of a healthy betta. I would direct her to the forum or just leave a book, like I noticed your fish, thought maybe you might want to learn more about them.
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You need a heater temp changes in a office.
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Pamphlet of betta care next her desk when not looking.
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