Originally Posted by lilnaugrim
Yes that is also true logisticsguy. But the salt was easier because it was on hand if I remember right?
Lena, they are so cute! Is Rudolfio a double veil tail??
Yes you should put them in the containers, float them in their original tank. By doing that it will keep them the same temperature.
When doing a water change I get my water from my sink and so I just move it to the right position. You can also put a thermometer under the running water to get it to the exact temperature that you want it to be.
If you continue you with the salt, remember to not overdose the salt or it gets too much. it's 3 teaspoon per gallon so if you are using bowls that aren't 1 gallon. If you have a 1 gallon bowl or tank or something you can mix up the salt in there and then pour it into the bowls your Betta's will be in.
You can start doing water changes on your bigger tank to start getting rid of the salt so your plants will be happy too. This is why it's always easier to have smaller bowls/tanks around so that you can treat the Betta and not hurt your plants because there are medicines that will hurt your plants too.
Did I miss anything? Oh, I have 15 Betta's now lol. I have 8 girls in my 33 gallon tank, and four boys. I just bought two Baby's as well, I think one is a girl and one is a boy. But I only have 5 tanks actually running. I use a 3 gallon bucket to siphon my water out with and then pour it down the sink, then I refill that bucket and pour it slowly back into the tank. :)
Dear lilnaugrim, thank you for telling me how your WC process usually going, I must confess I made it more complecated for myself. I tried to age water in 1G water bottles (several of them), than while WC I added Prime and tryed to heat each bottle with the same heater than in tank. It is hard to do :). Also I bought huge bucket (5 G) from Lows for water from tank, Iusually bring it from second floor to first to guest bathroom where I set the mess with all my "fish staff". I do not know where you found 3 G bucket, I looked inHome Depot and Wallmart they all were huge. In Ukraine though (where I am from) we have diferent size buckets but never 5 G.
These are for giants.
I bought couple bowls today in 99c store (2 for dollar). But they still are very small. Of course Cherryk and Blueno hated them. I have bigger bawls at home but I would fit one on one side of tank, but another would not fit as on another side of tank there is huge driftwood with Anubias.
Maybe I will give bigger bawl to one of boys. They are pretty stressed now. Cherryk like to swim fast like a rocket non so I think he would be happy only in 33 G or more.
Changed about 65% of water in main tank. Will change maybe 1 G tomorrow again.
I looked in internet there is no ParaGuard in stores around me. It is sold in internet for about 9$. So I will try to continue and finish with salt treatment.
I am sorry I wrote the names of Bettas in wrong way above photo, on the right is Pistachio. He has different shape that is why I gave him this name. I searched in internet how double tale betta look, they are cute. But no Pistachio has not splited tale. It is his fin. Actually his anal fin became so wide, it was really small and when I bought him.
Pistachio and Ruddolfio are sleeping already when I am typing this but
I am still going to wake them up to change their water right now. I do not have any aged water left in bottles, so I am going to get some from tap and mix with warm add conditione and change it now. Thank you for telling me how you do WC. I thought it is not possible to get water right from the tap.
5 tanks it is a lot of work. It is very nice of you to take care about all those guys. 15, Wow! May I ask you how much food do you usually give them? Do you fast them once a week? I do not fast them. Because when I just bought Cherryk and Blueno, Cherryk overeat and was very sick. After I read in internet that they must eat very little and I was giving them very little food after that. And I think that was the reason why Cherryk got his fin rot. Not enough food, couple cool nights and here it was. His immune system was done.
So now I do not overfeed them but I try to give them enough of food. More than an eye...
I talked to my husban today. He said that our heater was 20 $ when we bought it, and now it is 25$ already
. He found some kind of Hydor on amazon for 17$. I must search more tomorrow...abut heaters...