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Old 12-13-2010, 03:19 PM   #21 
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Well they both look healthy to me. Just to be safe, keep the water as clean as possible (pristine). I'd do 100% water changes every day for a week and add some aquarium salt (not table salt) to the water for just those 7 days. Since I don't see a particular ailment, I'd follow the instructions on the box (usually 1/2 tsp per gallon). Afterward, if you think their condition looks worse or something happens, post again with pictures and we'll give you our answers.

As for now, keep those tanks clean!

Note: Treat the water with water conditioner / other additives you use before adding it to the tank...chlorine in tap water can kill your fish. Also make sure you acclimate them each time.
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Old 12-14-2010, 05:06 AM   #22 
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Well they both look healthy to me. Just to be safe, keep the water as clean as possible (pristine). I'd do 100% water changes every day for a week and add some aquarium salt (not table salt) to the water for just those 7 days. Since I don't see a particular ailment, I'd follow the instructions on the box (usually 1/2 tsp per gallon). Afterward, if you think their condition looks worse or something happens, post again with pictures and we'll give you our answers.

As for now, keep those tanks clean!

Note: Treat the water with water conditioner / other additives you use before adding it to the tank...chlorine in tap water can kill your fish. Also make sure you acclimate them each time.
Thanks for the help, and how much are the salt and conditioner?
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Also, I noticed you are feeding 7-10 pellets 2x a day. That is WAY to much! I feed mine 2 pellets a day. One in the morning and one at night. And one day a week they don't eat at all. Bettas bloat easily. Their bellies are only the size of their eyeballs, plus those pellets expand (unless you soak them for 5 min. first, which you should be doing too).
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Also, I noticed you are feeding 7-10 pellets 2x a day. That is WAY to much! I feed mine 2 pellets a day. One in the morning and one at night. And one day a week they don't eat at all. Bettas bloat easily. Their bellies are only the size of their eyeballs, plus those pellets expand (unless you soak them for 5 min. first, which you should be doing too).
Its micro pellets, they are really small.

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Its micro pellets, they are really small.

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So are mine, and so is your fishies belly. If they are that tiny then feed 3, not 7-10
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Thanks for the help, and how much are the salt and conditioner?
Kordon Fish Protect is about $4-$5 at Petco.

Water Conditioner Ranges from $3-$10 depending on the brand or amount.

Aquarium Salt (16 oz box) is approximately $3.



Remember - Don't use aquarium salt for more than 7-10 days. It can hurt your fish if you use it for any longer than that.

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Kordon Fish Protect is about $4-$5 at Petco.

Water Conditioner Ranges from $3-$10 depending on the brand or amount.

Aquarium Salt (16 oz box) is approximately $3.



Remember - Don't use aquarium salt for more than 7-10 days. It can hurt your fish if you use it for any longer than that.
Sorry, been away for a few days.I am getting a larger tank for them soon!

What's the difference between table salt and aquarium salt

As for the other stuff, I don't live in the U.S, and they are not sold at the stores around my area.Can I substitute the with anything else?

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