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Old 10-22-2012, 08:24 AM   #1 
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Spring or tap water?

After having a betta die on me after I got it from the store and had it in tap water with conditioner, my friend suggested I use spring water like he has with his bettas for a year. So I tried that with my new betta plus conditioner and he is doing very well. Is it possible that the water harmed the first betta? It would sure be a lot easier to use tap water with this one, I just don't want to cause irreparable damage.
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:57 AM   #2 
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I believe most people including myself use tap water and add a good conditioner! Did you acclimate your betta to the new temperature and water conditions?

Usually you have to let the betta float in the water and take some of his cup water out and add a little of the new water. You have to do this a few times in order not to shock him.

But i rather have tap water (has more minerals) and I use the Prime far all my bettas are alive and kicking..even my little rescue with ammonia poisoning.
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