Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-22-2012, 09:35 AM   #1 
LittleBlueFishlets's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2012
Water conditioner recommendations?

I'm confused by all the various types of water conditioner. What's the "best" water conditioner for me to use?

I have a bare-bottomed 3 gallon critter keeper with silk plants. No filter, no live plants. I do one complete and one partial water change each week. I also "vacuum" the bottom with a turkey baster daily to remove visible waste.

I'm currently using Top Fin Betta Water Conditioner. Is there a difference between Top Fin's *betta* water conditioner, and their regular water conditioner? (Same for other brands. Is there actually a difference in the ingredients, or is this a marketing tactic?)

Are some brands better than others? I've seen mention of Prime, but seeing as how I'm doing frequent water changes, will it be beneficial to use this over other brands?

Thank you!
LittleBlueFishlets is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2012, 09:52 AM   #2 
DragonFyre14's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Minnesota
I don't think There really isn't much difference between 'betta' water conditioner and regular water conditioner.

I really like using API stress coat, because it isn't too much more expensive than other water conditioners, and it contains aloe which can help your fish heal from any tail/fin tears, missing scales, and other injuries. I believe it can also help relieve stress. It can be used as just a stress coat, but it also helps remove ammonia, heavy metals, and other harmful things from the water to prep it for your tank.
DragonFyre14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2012, 09:53 AM   #3 
LeoTheLakerBetta's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: You tell me.
Edit: lol ^+1

I do not know the difference between those Top Fin conditioners, but conditioners really come down to preference. I like Prim a lot because it does a lot to the water like taking care of ammonia, harmful metals, and obviously chlorine. I ran out a few weeks ago and I was kind of bummed that it wasn't on sale. Stress Coat was so I got a big bottle of that. Stress Coat is useful because you can use it as a treatment for fin rot or damage, so you don't add anything except maybe double the dose of conditioner. I find that useful. But as long as your conditioner take the chlorine out, it's all good. :)
LeoTheLakerBetta is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Oldfishlady water change recommendations Oldfishlady Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 361 09-19-2015 08:51 PM
water conditioner vs betta water conditioner zinfandoll Betta Fish Care 18 09-04-2011 02:40 PM
whats the difference between betta conditioner and water conditioner? FishyFriend1 Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 5 01-16-2011 01:18 PM
Does water conditioner INSTANTLY dechlorinates tap water? Dead Sunlight Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 4 07-16-2010 11:33 AM
Recommendations on water changes for a 5 Gallon. LucyLoofa Betta Fish Care 4 06-14-2010 10:54 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:30 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.