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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-11-2013, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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Hello from the algarve

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I owned 2 female bettas one of which died of bloat and pineconing, the other one i placed under quarentine( 1 week already) and she is doing better placed her in Sera flagellol and fed her with some baktopur tab and she is improving and her appetite is a little better.
NEW purchase also in seperate quarentine Male Blue Betta VT(handsome fellow) good appetite

they will be going into communal tank together.
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photo of new man in a few weeks time :)
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Welcome to the forum, sorry to hear about your one girl, glad to hear the other is doing well though!

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greetings

Hi there.
I live in the countryside so my water is from a borehole, with a biological filter and my water tests are ok now, but its been a long steep learning curve, as I have lost lots of different fish in the past year.

I had never quarantined fish before, and had always mixed the water, but after reading lots and on this forum, I now put new fish in a quarantine tank for 3 weeks in flagellol( to kill internal parasites) as the these female bettas have had them and also I have purchased Fishtamin and feed them a little garlic and doing regular water changes which seem to be working.
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Just introduced my new Blue VT and red female back in communal tank- seem ok -no fighting.

they were in quarantine for just under 2 weeks in Flagellol( says 3 days)

they seem fine now.
Also put a 'bakotab direct' in tank for 3 days
Bakotab says it kills baterial infections- such as bloating, pop eye and lethargy and also loss of appetite.

so will leave them with that for 3 days and then do a water change. (y) :)
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Was wondering what you guys feed your bettas with.??
I have a mixture.
Sera Vipan(flakes)
Api Betta pellets
Tetra Prima granules
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Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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well just had to remove female from tank. :(
As I suspected- male chases female to death( her tail also has been nibble by the looks of things)
Keeping her in a temp 5L water bottle for a while until i get some more females to put together.
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I can hand feed her though :)
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