Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-24-2013, 11:49 PM   #11 
norico
Member
 
norico's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Tokyo,Japan
Quote:
Originally Posted by ANHEL123 View Post
i just want to give tips on water changes and acclimation. For 2 gall tank she can do 2-50% and 1-100% water changes a week. Or you can do 2-100% water changes a week. But you need to make sure she acclimate him to the new water temperature so she don't shock him with drastic temperature difference. Another words new water temperature need approximately match his water temperature. I am going to post a few ways that you can do it.

1. When I change the water I put him in the cup I got him in then I take everything out of the tank, rinse everything with warm tap water. Then I put everything back in the tank, fill it with dechlorinated new water, and then turn the heater on. When the tank water is the same as the cup water , then take the dirty cup water out and a little at a time and put clean tank water in the cup. After that I put the cup in the tank and he swims out.

2. can have betta in the changing cup with about 15% of the water and keep adding small amount of the new water about every 5 min for about 5-6 times -this way you he will get used to the temperature:)

3. Note the temperature of the water.

Using a plastic cup, scoop him, along with some of his water, into the cup.
Clean out the tank. Refill with water at the SAME temp. Be sure to add the correct amount of water conditioner.
Float his cup in the tank for about 15 min. (Study during this time. If he sits longer, it's OK.)
Add a SMALL amount of NEW water to the cup. (Several tablespoons, or about 1.5 ounces.)
Let his cup float for about 10 min. (Study during this time. If he sits longer, it's OK.)
If the cup starts to fill too much, remove a SMALL amount of water from the cup. Discard it.
Repeat steps 5-7, until about an hour has passed. (If he sits longer because you're studying, that's OK.)
Gently release him into the tank.

4. To do a water change, use a little cup like a plastic solo cup - this cup must be only for him and have never been used with soap or other chems. Scoop him up in this cup (keep him in the cup about 1/4 full of water - it doesn't need to be much because he won't be in it for long) and leave him in the cup while you change his water. To do the 50% use a turkey baster - dedicated only to him that has never seen soap or chems - and drag it through the gravel and try to suck as much of the poop out as possible, in addition to 50% of the water. Use a thermometer under the running tap to get it to be the same temp as the water that is normally in his tank. When the thermometer says the flowing tap is the right temp, fill back up his tank. At this point, add the conditioner (dose for how much water you change - if you change half the water you add half gallon worth of conditioner, If you do a 100% water change dose for the full gallon change). Float his plastic cup with him in it in the new water. Slowly add a couple tablespoons of the new water into his cup every 10 minutes for at least an hour. Finally, dump him in gently but try to get as little of the old cup water back into the tank as possible. When you do the weekly 100% you will do mostly the same thing except empty his tank fully and rinse everything in it very well under warm water but never use soaps or chemicals. Once it's fully cleaned/rinsed you can refill it and repeat the cup/acclimate phase.
Thank you for your advice. I'll tell her what your tips.

Thank you !
norico is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2013, 11:56 PM   #12 
norico
Member
 
norico's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Tokyo,Japan
I received his pic of today.
He didn't cut or melt today, but more turn white.

He is making buble today.

What do you think ?
Attached Images
  
norico is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2013, 12:47 AM   #13 
Sakura8
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Elk Grove, California
If he is acting healthy and eating, then it is probably a normal color change. We had a member who had a blue betta who turned completely iridescent gold.
Sakura8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2013, 02:24 AM   #14 
norico
Member
 
norico's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Tokyo,Japan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sakura8 View Post
If he is acting healthy and eating, then it is probably a normal color change. We had a member who had a blue betta who turned completely iridescent gold.
Hi Sakura,

Yes, he is acting healthy and eating.
I was really surprised that.
But my friend is relief.

Thank you so much all ways help me. I really appriciate your kindness.
norico is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2013, 03:15 AM   #15 
Sakura8
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Elk Grove, California
どういたしまして
Sakura8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2013, 04:21 AM   #16 
norico
Member
 
norico's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Tokyo,Japan
Quote:
Originally Posted by sakura8 View Post
どういたしまして
いつもありがとうございます:-d

Last edited by norico; 04-25-2013 at 04:29 AM.
norico is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2013, 09:55 PM   #17 
Sakura8
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Elk Grove, California
:D That's sweet. Always happy to help, any time. :)
Sakura8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2013, 11:44 PM   #18 
norico
Member
 
norico's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Tokyo,Japan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sakura8 View Post
:D That's sweet. Always happy to help, any time. :)
Thank you so much for your sweet words.
I always appriciate your help.
I'll read this site, and I have to learn a lot.

Thank you !
norico is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fast acting fin rot/body rot bacteria? Hopelessaddict101 Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 22 01-03-2013 04:08 PM
Persistent hole and blister in tail fin, doesn't look like typical fin rot. Advice? spaceboy Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 2 11-17-2012 05:50 AM
Severe fin rot turning into body rot! DoctorWhoLuver Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 8 03-09-2012 06:04 PM
HELP! Fin Rot or Fin Split getting worst after 50% water change annamae07 Betta Fish Care 29 07-13-2011 09:12 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.