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Old 07-20-2009, 10:23 AM   #1 
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Smile Recouperating My Betta!!!

Hey everybody! I recently bought a poor betta i saw at wally world that was too pretty to leave to die on the shelf! Anyway right now hes in a little betta bowl thats probably less than a gallon. So what all can i do to make his life better until i get him in a larger tank?
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:26 AM   #2 
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Clean water will be your fish's best friend!!! I would to a few water changes a week. If he is from wal mart, you want to watch his health very carefully. Add some aquarium salt to his bowl for now. It certainly can't hurt him. Good luck!!
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:34 AM   #3 
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Watch him carefully, avoid stressing him, do several water changes, oh and maybe adding some Methylene Blue to his water might help!!!

Good luck :)
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:51 AM   #4 
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Ok thx for the reply and another question, I have heard that regular tap water is bad for you fish caz recently i had a few guppies that all died at the same time after a water change and i think it might be caz of the high chlorine in my water! Anyway what kind of water is best, distilled, spring, tap?
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:57 AM   #5 
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Bottled: Ha ya right I'm gonna haul bottles in to my fish room only to have to but more three days later LOL.

Distilled: lacks all minerals bettas need to be healthy.

Tap: toxic to fish but the best water to use. Be sure to use a product like Stress Coat to remove the harmful stuff and make it safe.
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Old 07-20-2009, 11:00 AM   #6 
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Bottled: Ha ya right I'm gonna haul bottles in to my fish room only to have to but more three days later LOL.

Distilled: lacks all minerals bettas need to be healthy.

Tap: toxic to fish but the best water to use. Be sure to use a product like Stress Coat to remove the harmful stuff and make it safe.
Good info, Stress Coat, Prime, Novaqua+, etc. anything that removes chlorine, breaks down chloramines, and binds heavy metals. tap water needs to be treated before added to the tank though.
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Old 07-20-2009, 06:58 PM   #7 
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Make sure his water is nice and clean, maybe add a little cave or something for him to go in, add a live plant cuz they like to rest in them.
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Old 07-20-2009, 07:37 PM   #8 
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by some water conditioner from the pet store to put in the tank EVERY time ANY new water goes in. :) I would do a 100% water change every 2 or three days
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Old 07-20-2009, 07:46 PM   #9 
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Yep, just keep him comfy, do water changes. The best thing is tap water but you need a water conditioner before you put the fish in it. A little aquarium salt wouldn't hurt either.
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