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Old 01-02-2013, 12:25 AM   #11 
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Post #3 the quote part tells you how to acclimate without shocking :) your betta just needs some time to ajust now.

Treating with stress coat and aquarium salt would be helpful. Clean water is the most important thing still
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Thanks. He's not hiding anymore, and he's eating.

I still don't know how to get the murky stuff from the surface of the water.

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Good! If you can net it out that'd work otherwise water change.. use the strainer on the gravel or rinse handfuls in your hands carefully.
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All right. Thanks. The Stress Coat and Aq.Salt is in. How often should I change the water, and how much?
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:59 PM   #15 
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I would monitor ammonia and nitrite bi weekly (before a water change) to make sure your cycle is still established. I would do 2 50% water changes a week - one includes using a siphon to clean the gravel or stir and dip method - stir up the gravel really well to get all the poo up to the surface before removing 50% of the water and as much of the poo as you can.

Redose AQ and stress coat along with water changes - 50% water change means 50% of the original aq and stress coat. Do this for 2 weeks then do 75% water change and discontinue AQ - continue 2x 50% water change weekly.
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