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Old 06-20-2012, 03:46 PM   #1 
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What's with her water?

Lucy has had cloudy water for a long time...I do a weekly change because it worries me a lot. She seems fine and energetic and eats her food right as it hits the water, but I don't like the cloudiness.

Housing
What size is your tank? 1.7g
What temperature is your tank? 78*
Does your tank have a filter? Under-gravel
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Yes
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? BettaBites/bloodworms
How often do you feed your betta fish? 1-2 BettaBites in the morning, tiny piece of bloodworm at night

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? 1x week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 75-100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? API conditioner

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? No

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? N/A, but she healed some scales
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? More energetic
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Water symptoms - day after I change it
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?N/A
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Lost scales
How old is your fish (approximately)? 1 month

PICTURE:
Left: before I clean it, take notice to the bubbles at the top
Right: After I clean it, take notice to the bubbles at the top and the ones coming from the airstone
Also, the water has gotten cloudier than what is shown in the left
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:04 PM   #2 
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You can turn off the aeration, bettas don't need it. The filter too, it's pointless in this tank. The WC schedule should be increased to 1 50% a week and 1 100%. Feed bloodworms sparingly, like every other day, as they're very high in proteins.

For the water, have you tested it?
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No I'm tight on money. And the stone and filter came with it and it's better than nothing.
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Maybe try a different water condition, I use Aqueon and my water stays crystal clear.
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The filter and air pump will do nothing, with or without testing. You could turn it off and nothing will happen. Either way, your fish seems okay, so just up the water changes and everything should fix itself.

If you can spare ~$16, you can get this for testing.
http://www.amazon.com/API-FRESHWATER...kit+freshwater
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Maybe try a different water condition, I use Aqueon and my water stays crystal clear.
Did you use API or anything that has clouded water?
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take a water sample to petsmart, they do free testing.
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@feejay, at most Petsmarts, they use unreliable paper-strip test kit things. The liquid kits are the way to go.
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@feejay, at most Petsmarts, they use unreliable paper-strip test kit things. The liquid kits are the way to go.
It's also free, and provides more information than what she has right now.

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Oh yeah, that's helpful. Kinda forgot about that.
I was talking in a long term sense, but yeah, you're right.
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