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Old 12-30-2007, 07:47 PM   #1 
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Water Question

I'm am about to buy my first betta (or any fish) ever.
I'm trying to read up on different sites on how to properly care for a beta fish.

My question is what kind of water is safe for the fish.
One site suggested changing at least 20% of the water every week and replacing it with bottled water (at room temp I'm sure)

This sounds too easy though.

Is this a good idea or should I be doing something else?
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Old 12-30-2007, 08:12 PM   #2 
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Re: Water Question

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I'm am about to buy my first betta (or any fish) ever.
I'm trying to read up on different sites on how to properly care for a beta fish.

My question is what kind of water is safe for the fish.
One site suggested changing at least 20% of the water every week and replacing it with bottled water (at room temp I'm sure)

This sounds too easy though.

Is this a good idea or should I be doing something else?
You want to buy some sort of dechlorinator for your fish. It removes the chlorine in any water you use.

You can use any water, but I just use my sink's water and then dechlorinate. I then wait for a few hours to let the thing work, and let the water be adjusted to the room temperature.
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Old 12-31-2007, 09:24 AM   #3 
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Before you buy that first fish, please read here http://www.fishforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=3738 . It will get you off to a better start and your fish will thank you.
A very common misconception is that bettas can be kept in small containers. It is not a good idea, they will thrive if given enough space to swim around in comfort and they will get along with most fish about the same size. Personally, I would not want to keep one in less than a 5 gallon, 20 liter, tank.
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Old 12-31-2007, 02:36 PM   #4 
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I have some really cool dechlorinator by Jngle brand. It is just a tablet that fizzes and desolves to treat the water. Sometimes i do use bottled water thoguh. It doesnt really matter. I bottled water is easier for you, then go for it.
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