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Old 02-20-2013, 05:27 PM   #11 
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I disagree with both of you. The proper method of introducing new fish is to float their bag/cup for 15 minutes and then add a tiny bit of water every five minutes for about an hour. Then dump them in. I never, ever use nets with my bettas because they have delicate scales, and nets scratch them and make them susceptible to velvet.
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:25 PM   #12 
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I disagree with both of you. The proper method of introducing new fish is to float their bag/cup for 15 minutes and then add a tiny bit of water every five minutes for about an hour. Then dump them in. I never, ever use nets with my bettas because they have delicate scales, and nets scratch them and make them susceptible to velvet.
Would the drip method work for a Betta? Or is your method better? I'm terrified of shocking mine.
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Oh ok, that's good! Thank you, I will always remember Aqua
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:00 PM   #14 
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Well the drip method would probably be better ( I know absolutely nothing about it), but this is way simpler and IMO works just as well.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:06 PM   #15 
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I'll check that method and do some research on it.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:10 PM   #16 
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I agree about the no nets thing. The only time I use nets is the unfortunate time I have to scoop out a dead betta. Obviously harming the scales isn't going to be an issue.

Bettas, unlike most fish that do not have a labyrinth lung, are really served well by this slow acclimation process. You don't have to rush to get them into a tank so they will be able to breathe properly.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:37 PM   #17 
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@MiyuMikaelson - Yes, the drip method works well for Bettas. There are a lot of different ways to acclimate them, all of which are based on a slow introduction of the fish to its new water chemistry.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:42 PM   #18 
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@bettafishforever22 - there are a lot of variations that can be used to introduce a fish to its new home. Here is one variation:
  1. Leave him in the cup that he came in. Float the cup in the tank for about 20 min.
  2. Add a SMALL amount of NEW water to the cup. (Several tablespoons, or about 1.5 ounces.)
  3. Let his cup float for at least 15 min.
  4. Remove a SMALL amount of water from the cup. Discard it.
  5. Repeat steps 2-4, until at LEAST an hour has passed. More time is fine! Going slower is never a problem.
  6. Gently release him into the tank.


Use a similar process whenever you change the water in his tank:
  1. Note the temperature of the water.
  2. Using a plastic cup, scoop him, along with some of his water, into the cup.
  3. Clean out the tank. Refill with water at the SAME temp. Be sure to add the correct amount of water conditioner.
  4. Float his cup in the tank for about 15 min.
  5. Add a SMALL amount of NEW water to the cup. (Several tablespoons, or about 1.5 ounces.)
  6. Let his cup float for about 10 min.
  7. Remove a SMALL amount of water from the cup. Discard it.
  8. Repeat steps 5-7, until about an hour has passed.
  9. Gently release him into the tank.
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:16 PM   #19 
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if you don't mind my asking... what "beneficial bacteria" are you referencing? nothing bottled or in tablet form?
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