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Old 01-10-2013, 10:40 PM   #1 
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Upgrading my bettas house

Hi everyone :)

I have plans to re-house my betta this week and i was wondering what the best way to do so is?

He is going from a 3.4 litre to a 15
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:44 PM   #2 
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Is the 15g going to be fully cycled before you add him? When I move mine around I just cup him or her, float the container I. The new tank, add a tablespoon of tank water, do this every 15 minutes for an hour or more & then release.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:51 PM   #3 
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Hey there,

Once you have his new tank set up rehoming him is easy. First ensure that the PH and Temperature of his new tank matches that of the tank that he is currently in. Simply put him in a plastic bag (fish safe) with some water from his current tank and float him in the bag in his new tank. Add some of the new tanks water to his bag and leave him for 10 minutes and then add some more and continue to do so until he has at least 50% new water in his bag then you can just pour him in. Adding small amounts of water at regular intevals allows him adjust to his new water to prevent shock.
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:42 AM   #4 
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Great help guys thanks :)
Ill do this on tues when I do his 100% water change.

About the water change, I'm in the middle of doing his 50% tonight (last one was Tuesday night) and I've noticed it's really stressed him. He is a bit grey under his "chin" I guess u could call it. He's been like that since we got him, we put it down to stress from being moved etc, however I feel like the grey has spread a bit to his "chest" area.

What can I do to lessen his stress?
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Are you sure its stress & not just his coloring? Can you post a pic? Once he's in the 15g you won't have to remove him so it should be less stressful.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:36 AM   #6 
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Have you checked the ammonia levels in the tank? 3.4 liters is a bit less than one gallon of water, and ammonia can build up quite quickly in tanks that size. Also, is the water currently heated?

If you check the water quality and find nothing wrong, it could just be the frequent water changes that are stressing him out. Since your new tank is 15 liters, or approx. 4 gallons, you could potentially cycle it (I strongly recommend fishless cycling), which would allow you to cut back to only one partial water change per week.

Good luck with the upgrade :)
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:25 PM   #7 
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How can I post a pic on this forum? Sorry I'm new :)
It could be his colouring since I'm sure he has been that way since we got him.
Unfortunately I haven't checked his levels. I haven't been able to make it to the local aquarium. His tank does have a heater the temp normally sits between 24-26 degrees.

I will have to do some research on cycling I'm not 100% confident I know enough about it.
He definately doesn't like the water changes though. I think he gets mad at me!
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How can I post a pic on this forum? Sorry I'm new :)
It could be his colouring since I'm sure he has been that way since we got him.
Unfortunately I haven't checked his levels. I haven't been able to make it to the local aquarium. His tank does have a heater the temp normally sits between 24-26 degrees.

I will have to do some research on cycling I'm not 100% confident I know enough about it.
He definately doesn't like the water changes though. I think he gets mad at me!
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Ok here is a pic of his grey
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:41 PM   #10 
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ok he dont look stress love that red tho i dont have any red like that as yet but he look ok just set up the new tank follow wat the other guys told u to do n he be fine try to get hime to flear about 2-3 days after u put him in n see wat he do, oh 1 other thing if ur goin to add any snails make sure the r safe first some snails carry some lil nasty with them ok just in case u want to add 1 so enjoy
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