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Old 12-01-2012, 08:06 PM   #31 
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They have been 50% water changes that I do normally once a week. And 100% changes every two weeks.
That should be more than enough... I have a 5 gallon with more fish in it than yours and I do a 25% to 50% every two weeks and it's fine.

You need a test kit so you can test the water and know what's really going on.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:15 PM   #32 
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The test kit also helps to know how often you need to do a water change, although it's not necessary for that reason.

I would get a different water conditioner if you find one.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:19 PM   #33 
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AyalaCookiejar, you called it spot on to not put the baby in the tank. I came home and found out that both of my bettas now have ick. I'm debating on if I should just keep changing the water and add in salt or if I should go and get medication. Feedback? I've had ick with bettas before, but I went out and got meds right away. I looked it up and found out salt and frequent water changes might help just as much.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:23 PM   #34 
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If you have salt on hand, I'd use it. The sooner you start treating it, the better.

I've never dealt with ich before, but a lot of people here don't necessarily like the medication anyways, since it's mostly just chemicals you're adding to the water.

It's not a bad idea to look around the forum quick to see if medication works better for some people.. you can always start the salt and then switch to the medication. I always hear great things about salt treating most diseases very well, so it should suffice.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:26 PM   #35 
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Do you have an adjustable heater?
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:27 PM   #36 
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Thanks so much for everyone's responses. I'm going to go make a new thread and see what answers I get from people. I HAVE to get my bettas better!
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