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Old 12-02-2012, 11:39 PM   #11 
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Well "almost" is highly subjective, and it means there is some ammonia. I've seen people call as much as 1ppm ammonia little ammonia. I was wondering how much he actually had.
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:41 PM   #12 
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Ohh sorry. (My friends betta died. I tested the water. She said little ammonia 1.5ppm!)
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:30 AM   #13 
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How warm is the water? They need water from 78-82 degrees. 76 is on the low side. :)
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:38 AM   #14 
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I've heard that most thai imports are lazy little guys. Most come from fish farms where they live in a small amount of water their entire lives so they dont move around much. It might just take time for him to get used to being able to move, or he may always be that lazy. Just depends on the fish.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:11 PM   #15 
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I can bring the temp up easily enough. I wanted to keep it at 76 because I had no clue how warm or cold his previous tank was at. Ammonia levels are under .05ppm. Im doing 50% every other day.

He came shipped in this super dark yellow medicated water. I aclimated him out of it over a 4 hour span of time. I opened up his container, set up a drip valve with and let it drip into his baggie. I keep 1 gallon poland spring containers standing for 24 hours before i use them. they are treated with Dechlor/Stress Coat.

Even after 4 hours some of that yellow treated water still made it into his tank and even with 3 50% water changes a little must still be present.

Do you think i should do a100%? Im afraid it may be too much stress for him in this weakened condition.
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:21 PM   #16 
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Do you know what the yellow was? Or could you ask the breeder? If it was medication, maybe you could add some. Or, if it was IAL (Indian almond leaf), maybe you could add some, or substitite oak, etc.... I'm thinking that the more you know about his previous living conditions, the more you might be able to help him?
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:59 PM   #17 
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Yeah, I would suggest you give him at least one IAL in the tank. A lot of Thai breeders keep it with their bettas. Otherwise, he looks pretty normal to me. A 1 gallon quarantine tank tends to be boring for a fish. You've got to remember, those fins are heavy and he's not going to be flaring full time, so that is the normal relaxed state he should be in.

I would kick the heat up to 78 and otherwise leave him alone for a while.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:53 PM   #18 
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I agree, IAL may help and bring up the temperature. It doesn't matter what temperature he was in before, it is better to make the temperature adequate presently. In addition, Thailand is very warm and humid, so 76 degrees would be colder.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:55 PM   #19 
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Try to slowly change the temp. Start at 82 and work your way down until you reach your desired temperature.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:56 PM   #20 
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Anybody think some Salt would help?
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