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Old 12-29-2012, 07:23 AM   #11 
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i'm learning slowly.. but did anyone else notice she mentioned that she uses melafix.. isn't that stuff toxic to bettas?
Yes I noticed it, the "fixes" get mixed reviews. Some say don't use it & others, including myself, have used it with no problems.
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:29 PM   #12 
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Even the manufacturer has issues a warning not to use melafix. That's why they created bettafix. I missed that.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:43 PM   #13 
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ohh i looked for bettafix at Petsmart today and they didnt have it.... but my betta seems perfectly fine and we have been using it for a while now so........ yah
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:22 PM   #15 
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I found out your bettas tailbiting problem so stop with melafix because it is not him biting. Most likely it is the tetras, they are nippy and aggressive in small schools. Get a 10 gallon tank fast and do a bit more research when it comes to stocking the tank. Neons, even with fishkeepers keeping nano tanks, they usually won't put neons in tanks under 10 gallons, 5 gallons is harsh for them. A 2.5 is small with such an active fish. When you get the 10 gallon, seed the filter if your 2.5 has a filter and bump their school up to at least 6 no less, and that is pushing them to still be nippy. You should do 10 neons and one betta, another school of fish would mean a 15 gallon.

The higher amount of fish for the tank is also going to make your ammonia and nitrites to be higher, especially if you have a small filter that usually come with the tank.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:48 PM   #16 
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um.... no it's not the tetras. i got them A week ago and he hasn't had a shredded tail in more than 2 weeks. i've known that he's been tail biting. and i know, i know, i've been looking hard to find the perfect 10gal.
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