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Old 10-21-2012, 07:22 PM   #51 
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Okay, your pH is acidic so he should be fine that way. Keep us updated. :)
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:15 PM   #52 
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make sure you dissolve salt first.
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Old 10-23-2012, 04:10 PM   #53 
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don't worry i did dissolve the salt

so far i haven't seen any holes since i added salt 5 days ago
normally i see new holes about every 2 days

after 14 days when i clean the salt out how long should i wait before putting more salt in?
i'm thinking about 2 months to be safe i don't want to risk damaging his kidneys
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Old 10-23-2012, 04:31 PM   #54 
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If his fins stay okay after the 14 days, then no salt until needed. :)
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:53 AM   #55 
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i'm taking the salt out day after tomorrow ,
he's got one small hole in his anal fin now but it might just be wear and tear

i think he did have fin rot but i think it might be gone now
the problem is i'm worried the holes he's got from wear and tear will cause fin rot to come back, if i clean 90% every 5 days and use stress coat will that be enough to keep fin rot away?

also i've got some odd tiny white worms that seem to spend most of their time on the glass of my tank,
i think they came from plants i got from my pond when i first got the tank
does anyone know what these worms are?

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Old 10-28-2012, 11:00 AM   #56 
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I hope those worms not going to effect your betta. I am going to write what i think but if Sakura will think differently then go with her advice, she is definitely more experienced.

I would clean tank 100% every about 6-7 days but not 90%. I do it for my 5 gallon tank. You need to get rid of the debris under the gravel. Just take time to acclimate your betta to new water by adding new water in his changing cup and let him sit for about 5 min to get used to the new water. Do it for a few times. Then just slowly let him in the tank.
With worms from the plant i am not sure if they that kind of worms that live on fish. I hope not. Wait for Sakura response.
But i would take everything out from the tank , wash everything with hot water and let it sit to COMPLETELY dry out for a week it should kill them

Live plant not sure though.
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:56 PM   #57 
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Little worms are planaria. Harmless and always present in the tank but sometimes overfeeding or an abundance of organic matter can cause their population to bloom. Just use a gravel vac to suck them out and in a few days, you probably won't see them.

Honestly, either way would be fine for water changes. If you feel you can completely clean the substrate changing only 90%, then that's fine. But if you feel you can't get all the debris out unless you change everything 100%, then that's fine too. Just be aware that such drastic water changes will completely destroy any cycle you may be trying to maintain in your tank. BUT, if you do such big water changes, you wouldn't need a cycle anyway.

It's hard to say if the fin rot could come back but clean water around 78-80 F, a high protein diet, and Stress Coat should help to keep it at bay. If he looks like it's coming back, all you have to do is plop salt in again for a few days.
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:47 AM   #58 
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okay thank you Sakura8 and sunlight

i'll post again if anything else happens
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:08 PM   #59 
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