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Old 02-10-2013, 09:53 PM   #11 
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She can see through it. It's one of the cups petsmart keeps their Bettas in.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:10 PM   #12 
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If she unclamps in the cup maybe it is coincidence and she is improving, or some chemical got into the tank.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:10 PM   #13 
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In regards to your other question, yes, clean water and Prime will do wonders for her. Frequent changes are a must in a 2g to keep the ammonia levels low.

The Prime neutralizes ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate, as well as the usual chlorine and chloramine, so you won't have to worry about the tap water hurting your fish. It's definitely not a replacement for water changes though, so keep those up. Water changes replenish minerals and nutrients your fish needs to thrive, and while the ammonia and everything else are locked up from the Prime, they should still be removed with the changes.

How's she doing now?
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:24 PM   #14 
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If she unclamps in the cup maybe it is coincidence and she is improving, or some chemical got into the tank.

Yes, I do think something was in the tank, as I didn't realize how cloudy the water was until I did the water change. Still, whether it was a coincidence or not, the ammonia levels were high, and that's not good in any case.

Pi's unclamped, so I'm taking it as a good sign. Also, she continues to eat like normal. I cannot wait until I cycle a tank to put her and Merlin in!! (divided of course) Squee!!! I plan to use a HOB, should I put some filter sponge around the intake? I already plan to baffle it w/ using a water bottle.

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Old 02-10-2013, 11:45 PM   #15 
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I would baffle with sponge and not bottle as I've seen bettas killed by the bottle baffle, but it's your call.

I would never use an HOB without prefilter sponge.

We both have fish called Merlin :)
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Yikes! Okay, definitely NOT using water bottle. Where can I buy a filter sponge?
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I just bought a chii filter sponge, folded it over, and attached it with a silly band. Just any sponge with large pores should be fine.
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:58 PM   #18 
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I use the fluval filter sponges they're usually available at petco they do cost 2.99 which is a little over priced for just a sponge but it does host some extra room for bio-media and makes the intake fish safe so whatever .
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Thanks PaulO. I'll pick some up when I go to get some food for my fishies. :D
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