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Old 03-02-2013, 06:07 PM   #21 
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The ph is fine the ammonia is at a lethal level. It's just completely out of control. I would siphon your water right down to the gravel and so as large of a change as possible using same temp water and an hour long acclimation while you float and add a few tablespoons of new water to his cup every 10 minutes.

After that he may still need another water change.. I really think you need a test kit to cycle this safely or else abandon the idea until you can afford it and do twice weekly 50% 100% changes.

I wouldn't use the betta fix or aquarium salt at this point. Let's see how some clean water works.. it may just be ammonia burns. But if his fins continue to deteriorate he'll need treatment.

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Old 03-02-2013, 06:13 PM   #22 
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The ph is fine the ammonia is at a lethal level. It's just completely out of control. I would siphon your water right down to the gravel and so as large of a change as possible using same temp water and an hour long acclimation while you float and add a few tablespoons of new water to his cup every 10 minutes.

After that he may still need another water change.. I really think you need a test kit to cycle this safely or else abandon the idea until you can afford it and do twice weekly 50% 100% changes.

I wouldn't use the betta fix or aquarium salt at this point. Let's see how some clean water works.. it may just be ammonia burns. But if his fins continue to deteriorate he'll need treatment.

Ok thank you so much! gong to cup him right now and change as much water as possible.

should i QT the plant or put it in his tank with the water change.
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I was told by my brothers friend, since the plant didnt come from a tank with fish it would be ok to put into the tank.... is this ok?
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Any new plants should be QTed a month before introducing them to fish. Otherwise you risk introducing a disease to your fish. I personally wouldn't take the risk.
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:41 PM   #25 
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OMG ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!!!

My moms little dog i have stayin with me ate my sipho. ok so im going to change all the water and move the gravle around to get the muck out.....

when it rains it pours kids!!!

Reason i just cant go buy the test kit and the siphon, We just got into a bad car crash (got hit @60mph from and UNINSURED driver... So all our $$ going to the rent acar till this whole lawsuits over.... Sorry for the rant... Not a bad dead beat fish owner lol!
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Any new plants should be QTed a month before introducing them to fish. Otherwise you risk introducing a disease to your fish. I personally wouldn't take the risk.
Once again THANK YOU! till will be going into a diff bowl for a month!
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PM me an address I can ship to and I will send you extra tests and a siphon.
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:50 PM   #28 
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i found part of mako :(

could that of caused a spikE?
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:53 PM   #29 
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Yes, for sure could have. Will be important to remove as much debris as possible.. You can also use a turkey baster if you are sure there are no soap or chems on it.

Or it may be safer to just stir up the gravel as much as possible, and then scoop the water out while the bits of debris are floating in it. You'll get a lot that way.
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got as much muck out of there as possible!
Doing an 100% change on the baby now
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