I'm sorry if I missed this anywhere else, but I need advise on 100% water changes- I'm just really afraid I'll shock my bettas when adding them to the new water.
I let the new water from the tap set in a bucket so it becomes room temperature and decholinate it, and I have containers I put them in seperateley as I clean out their tank- do I add a little bit of the new water with the old water while their in their containers before I transfer them over to the tank? Also do I just take the bettas out of the container completely before adding them to the tank, without any of the water from the containers? Sorry if any of this is confusing.
I recently obtained two bettas (male and female) who were going to be fried/flushed, they are currently in one of those horrible little divider tanks that can't be more than 1/4 gallon. I had bought a 5 gallon tank only to find out it has a leak- and haven't had time this weekend to get another tank for the other Betta (since I thought I was only getting one betta). I'm going to get my critter keeper from my parent's house as a temporary home while I get my 5 gallon tank situation fixed, and hopefully find a new tank for the second betta.
The male has velvet, and I've been treating him to the best of my abilities (I don't have a heater small enough for the stupid little tanks, but I did manage to chip up jungle tablets) and I've done I would probably say a 50% and 80% water change in the past two days. Not sure how different my city water propperties are from the previous owner's water (hardness wise, at lease).
Also, I have Prime conditioner for my other tank and these guys came with Topfin Betta Water conditioner- which one would be the better for these guys, or does it not matter?
-nervous new Betta owner