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Old 09-07-2011, 08:59 PM   #31 
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You should see my girls wiggle dance. If they had hips, those hips would be a-swivelin' like crazy.

Is the spot on her belly white? That would be her ovipositor, or eggspot. All girls show them but when they are ready to breed, it can stick out a little more than usual. If she's really ready to breed, she might egg up. If that's the case, she might look a little bloated for a day or two. I'm not sure how active she'd be if she's never seen a male but it's possible she's hyper because she's looking for a mate.

The best way to take the salt out is to do a complete water change. Or, you could do half one day and half the next day. That should get the salt out.
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:03 PM   #32 
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Hahaha...that is too cute! I wonder if it could be just a girly fish thing...hmmm..

My power filter is a little too strong of a waterfall current, what do you suggest to do to make it less strong. I can't move it down further on the tank because it anchors on the side. Is there something safe enough to put over the water spout?
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:18 PM   #33 
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I shoved some filter wool over mine. You can get big sheets of uncut filter pads at pet stores and cut out a piece that fits where you need it. You can put a filter sponge or a baffle, too. I know in the Habitats section there's a sticky on how to make a baffle out of a soda bottle. I'm not sure if that would be too big for your tank though. I've never made a soda bottle baffle before. Raising the water level can also sort of make the current a little less strong.
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:29 PM   #34 
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ok, I will keep it in for only 2 days, just to make sure the protozoans are not in the tank any longer (if she had any cooties) and then do a 30% water change from the gravel. I am trying not to do as much water changes because I need some nitrates in there!

I am just glad to see her back in the tank swimming around not ODing on Betta Revive..she is calming down as we speak. She is not doing her crazy wiggle dance right now..just floating and enjoying her new home :)
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:32 PM   #35 
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btw..I went out and bought a Tetra 2-10 gallon mini heater that keeps a constant of 78 (+ 2) degrees. It is a perfect fit in my hexagon tank...is this a good one?
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I'm really glad to hear that. I think she's going to be a happy and healthy girl from now on. I know you'll take great care of her.
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oh and thanks for the filter idea! I will see what I can find!
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:35 PM   #38 
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You're welcome. Good luck!
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I made a baffle! and it works so well!!

Whew! I was afraid to use the filter when not home watching her, so she doesn't go flying into the gravel..thanks a million :D
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I'm so glad it worked for you! And hurray for your girl, too. Now she can swim without being blown around by the filter. :)
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