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Old 11-27-2009, 09:30 AM   #1 
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Water changes?

I got a new betta last Sunday. When is a good time to do a 100% water change? I have been doing 25% changes pretty much everyday.

His tank water is odd. It is tinted blue...So I think they were treating him for something. But the girl who sold him to me is friends with my mom and didn't say anything. He had a little bit of fin rot but that is going away nicely.
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Old 11-27-2009, 12:42 PM   #2 
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Okay first of all, if your tank is cycled there is no good time to do a 100% water change! You will kill all the nirtifying bacteria. 25% per weeks (depending on thank size) is sufficient.

If your tank is uncycled, you will be fine with 100% water changes once a weeks, or more frequently for tanks under 3 gallons.

Many chain pet stores seem to 'preserve' their bettas in some sort of a methylene blue solution, probably to increase their shelf life and stave off fin rot.
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Old 11-27-2009, 04:52 PM   #3 
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The water is tinted blue because they usually put methylene blue in it as a disease preventative.
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Okay thanks. I usually do 100% water change twice a week because my currently tanks are so small.
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