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Old 03-08-2013, 12:01 PM   #11 
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I checked the filter and no fish, I think they are hiding cause I thought a saw the missing Molly but when I went for a flash light it was gone.

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Old 03-09-2013, 02:41 PM   #12 
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Just a real quick question.. My betta was swimming around a lot and now he just kinda floats around the top. In these last few days I lost 3 neon tetras, 2 were found stuck on the outside of the filter and the other vanished. I haven't changed the water since I set up the tank, so maybe poor water conditions and I think I need to purchase a heater .. ill post up picks up of my set up and my betta
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Old 03-09-2013, 02:45 PM   #13 
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You definitely need a heater and a thermometer. The temperature should be around 78 F. Your tank is going through the cycling process. Just google "aquarium nitrogen cycle" and you'll find lots of info. You need to buy a test kit, and change the water when you see any ammonia or nitrites.
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Old 03-09-2013, 03:04 PM   #15 
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Do a 50% water change ASAP. There is probably high levels of ammonia in the water.
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Old 03-09-2013, 04:29 PM   #16 
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+1. Your betta looks to me like he has fin rot. I'd be doing a 50% change twice a week or more, and adding StressCoat in additio n to your normal water conditioner.

I'd definitely suggest getting an API master test kit so you can accurately measure levels of ammonia, nitrite and nitrate.
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:28 PM   #17 
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Thanks for the help guys... As soon as I read your post I did a 50% water change. Went to pets mart and bought Top Fin Betta water conditioner, Api stress zyme, and Stress coat. I also picked up a thermometer and heater. As soon as I changed the water and it was around 78 degrees, he became more lively again. He is still eating well, I also got him some dried blood worms.
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If they are freeze-dried, make sure you soak them for a few minutes before feeding them to him, or they will expand in his digestive tract and could block him up.

Good job on the heater! :)
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I just did a 50% water change, added the water conditioner and stress coat... I think he looks a lot better

by the way his name is Blaster
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:18 PM   #20 
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Does he look better or is it just me
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