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Old 06-14-2010, 03:39 PM   #21 
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Could somebody give me links for test kits on ebay?
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Three weeks, sorry. If it's your water, it's still not your fault. But you have a responsibility to eliminate that as a cause before you get another fish. I feel really bad for you. I'd be sad too. :(
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So sorry. ):
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Ummmm.........Could it just be the bettas though cause if I get a fish from walmart it usually dies 3 weeks later?
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Old 06-14-2010, 03:58 PM   #25 
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I've heard about test kits you leave in the water and they change colors according to your levels.
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Old 06-14-2010, 04:01 PM   #26 
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I'm so sorry about Skolly!
Yeah, get your water tested... three bettas in a row is most likely related to water quality.
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Old 06-14-2010, 04:04 PM   #27 
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Ummmm.........Could it just be the bettas though cause if I get a fish from walmart it usually dies 3 weeks later?

It could be this aswell. Really water is normally only the culprit in larger tanks (5g+) because those actually go through the cycle regularly. How big was your tank?

If it was a simple 2.5 gallon its possible the water wasn't treated well enough, but I'm leaning more toward it was your selection of the Betta.

I recomend calling petshops beforehand and asking them when they get a new shipment of bettas and go the same day or the day after, and maybe you'll have better luck.

KEEP YOUR CHIN UP :P
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It could be this aswell. Really water is normally only the culprit in larger tanks (5g+) because those actually go through the cycle regularly. How big was your tank?

If it was a simple 2.5 gallon its possible the water wasn't treated well enough, but I'm leaning more toward it was your selection of the Betta.

I recomend calling petshops beforehand and asking them when they get a new shipment of bettas and go the same day or the day after, and maybe you'll have better luck.

KEEP YOUR CHIN UP :P
Its 1.5 gallon and walmart isn't a petshop and they get there bettas from UPS.
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Its easy for small tanks to become imbalanced quickly too I suppose. I wish you had a petsmart or something nearby :( I'll probably never own a tank smaller than 10g because you don't have to 100% cycle them, you can just cycle 10% a week or something along those lines, easy to manage and keep balanced. I got my 10gallon for $14 at a petstore and lighting for it for $30
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I don't mean to be a downer here, but I am sticking to the water quality. Your bettas were all fine when they arrived, and then died for no apparent reason afterwards. They could have been in their cups for more than three weeks.
Testing your water is a good choice, though.
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