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Old 11-30-2012, 06:58 PM   #21 
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If you live near a Petco or Petsmart, they will check your water for free. I usually bring a pill bottle full of water from the bottom to middle of my tank whenever I go up that way to check it, even if nothing seems wrong.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:06 PM   #22 
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I used to have live plants but stopped using them once something happened and my first started dying. So now I use silk plants. I'll look into a testing kit if my male doesn't look any better by tomorrow. I'm close to swapping the male with my small betta, but I'm waiting on an answer to see if it might affect the baby or not.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:44 PM   #23 
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I would not swap, because what is affecting the male might affect the Baby
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:06 PM   #24 
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But if it's something in the water, why hasn't it affected my female?
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:33 PM   #25 
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But if it's something in the water, why hasn't it affected my female?
Some fish are different than others. Swapping a sick fish around too much may cause more stress than necessary.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:39 PM   #26 
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It is a good idea to get a test kit regardless of whether he gets better or not, so you'll have it the next time one of your fish exibits strange behaviors or symptoms.
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:07 PM   #27 
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My boy's still acting lethargic. I'm going in to get some stress coat today (now that I finally have the chance to). Is it okay to put the stress coat in the tank if my female is in there too? Or should I quarantine the male?

Edit: I also found out the drops I've been using don't filter out the chlorine, its just to keep the water clearer. Ugh. Should I do another water change when I put the stress coat in or can I just add the drop with the ones already in?

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Old 12-01-2012, 12:27 PM   #28 
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Bump - hoping I might be able to get a reply before I head to town in 25 minutes or so.
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:30 PM   #29 
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Can you give us the information on the drops you've been using?
Usually anything that "cleans" the water is going to remove toxins.
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:36 PM   #30 
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Not in the house right now. But from what I can remember it said that they help keep the water more clearer, but specifically says on the back that it doesn't remove chlorine.
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