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Old 01-25-2013, 02:51 PM   #11 
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@ kitty, im glad that my thread could help! I think that might solve my problem too!
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:23 PM   #12 
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@ shellieca:My tank is 1.5 litres I'm not sure how many gallons it is,no,it's not filtered, about a week,splendid betta water conditioner,my betta, a little rock cave, marbles (that's what I usebas pebbles),a fake plant,a shell, and a fake star fish, usually around 75 degrees farenheight. Thanks to everyone for their help!
Oh, that is VERY small, not even a 1/2g. I suggest getting a bigger tank preferably at least a 5g (18-19 litres) but if you cannot go that size at least a 2g (7.5 litre) will suffice. Because you have such a small volume of water extremely frequent water changes are needed & its even more important to clean out any uneaten food & wast daily.
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Really? The person at the pet store said i only need to clean it once a week. I guess not then huh?
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How would i clean the food/waste?
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Because your tank is pretty new its probably a bacterial bloom which happens in new tanks. IMO, if it hasn't been cloudy since the day you put everything in it then it's not from gravel. Are you testing your water & doing appropriate water changes since your tanks is not cycled? Have you read about doing a fish IN cycle?
No I haven't. I try to find the thing on fish IN cycles. I'm getting ready to go a 100% water change, unless someone doesn't think that's a good idea? I had four neons die, so I was told to clean it out.
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I have one more question, sorry. My fish has been really lazy lately. Is it because of the water? I bought a 1/2 gallon tank to put him in while im cleaning the tank.
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@ kitty, im glad that my thread could help! I think that might solve my problem too!
Lol I wish I could like stuff on here like I can on FB. xD
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Lol!
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Just put royal in that tank! Hes currently adapting. I will clean the larger one later today.
P.s. @ shellieca. The 1/2 gallon is smaller than my other normal tank. I looked at its box again and realised it says 15 litres not 1.5 ! Sorry for my typo. But now im wondering how frequently i should be cleaning it? Thanks.
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I have one more question, sorry. My fish has been really lazy lately. Is it because of the water? I bought a 1/2 gallon tank to put him in while im cleaning the tank.
Its probably a combination of water quality & temp. Unfortunately employees at the stores are usually not very knowledgable & do not give accurate information. If you want your Betta to be healthy & live a long time get a bigger tank & a heater.
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