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Old 08-02-2012, 06:40 PM   #21 
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Oh wow okay thank you so much for telling me :) Does the tap water have anything to do with it? I bought BettaSafe by Tetra, to 'Make tap water safe for Bettas'
Would this clear the ammonia?
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:42 PM   #22 
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No, all male Bettas have it. The only way to take away ammonia are water changes and if your tank is cycled.
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:43 PM   #23 
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Cycled as in a filter?
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:46 PM   #24 
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He is very pretty and looks healthy too. How warm is the room you have him in ?
Remember dont overfeed him just a couple of pellets twice a day morning and night and change his water with conditioner and if you have a gallon jug or can get one rinse it out very good with hot water no soap and you could fill it up with water and put the conditioner in and let it sit out all day to get room temperature and as close to the same temperature of the water he is in as you can get. Do that in the morning first thing and by late afternoon or evening you can use it to do a water change. Best of good wishes to you and your new little guy !
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:46 PM   #25 
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You need a filter but you don't have to cycle. You cycle the whole tank since BB (beneficial bacteria) is everywhere. It's a sticky substance. They eat ammonia and nitrites. They have different good bacteria names but we just call it BB. I'm cycling my 3.5 right now! ^^
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:50 PM   #26 
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So filters are good for him? Just wondering since 50% of the people I've talked to said no, and the other 50% said yes.
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:52 PM   #27 
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Yes, but the current might be too strong so you might want to baffle. If you have a filter, you just need to do a 2 50% changes per week or 1 75%. You don't have to do 100%s if you don't want to. :)
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:55 PM   #28 
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Ok thank you so much :)
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:56 PM   #29 
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:17 PM   #30 
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ACTUALLY the beneficial bacteria not growing in the filter in miniscule. You need a filter and you need to spend the month it takes to cycle it
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