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Old 12-12-2012, 05:05 PM   #21 
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Betta at the bottom

I don't know if it was the temp, but I have kept the temp around 75 or 76 and he is still ok. I did start using another thermometer that hangs over the side. You were right the strips are off a bit. I have read of others whose bettas react very badly to tank changes. If I were you I would make sure everything is VERY well rinsed - no soap! Make sure temps are the same and maybe try the transfer again after he calms down. Make sure you acclimate him slowly, maybe adding a bit of the new water to his cup before putting him in the new bowl. A .5g bowl is very small, that is one reason I moved Oscar to the 5g.
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:15 PM   #22 
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Shellieca doesn't putting the Pre sponge filter pieces into the intake arm block debris from getting to the filter? Do you have to clean that out a lot?

I did try it. It seems to have slowed the flow. Thanx. Also, Oscar now has what looks like fin rot. Any suggestions?
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:59 PM   #23 
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The sponge just collects the debris. It keeps your filter cleaner actually. Mine does it quite well. The sponge will need to be rinsed in old tank water along with the weekly water change to keep it from getting clogged. I would probably replace it every 6 months or so.
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You can treat fin rot with warm, clean water and AQ salt. You can also try double dosing stress coat as your conditioner as it contains aloe Vera.
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:39 AM   #25 
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Fin rot question

Oscar appears to have fin rot after a very stressful change from a 2.5g to a 5g tank. I was going to treat with Maracyn II. Do I need an air pump? I read that antibiotics take oxygen out of the water.
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No. They get their oxygen from the surface of the water.
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