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Old 07-29-2008, 12:40 PM   #1 
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Betta Doing Better

The other day I posted for advice, my betta was suddenly hanging out in the bottom of the tank with clamped fins and very lethargic. This past weekend I went to the local pet store, where they told me that they change the water 100% every two days with the local tap water and that I could get a ph test kit (not impressed). I got the kit the ph was 6.5 this morning I did a 50% water change with tap water it has a ph of 7.5 to 8.0. Water temp is 82 degrees. In the last few hours my betta is hanging out in the top of the tank and seems more active. Her color is also a little brighter :D Fingers crossed this was the problem.
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Old 07-29-2008, 02:22 PM   #2 
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Make absolutely sure to use a dechlorinator and, if possible, a cycling product on the fresh water before filling it into your tank. With small amounts of water, both treatments (available at your LFS) cost next to nothing.
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Old 07-29-2008, 04:42 PM   #3 
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Hmm, that a very big change of ph in a short period of time. Bettas should be kept in water between 6.5-7.5 ph. I'd watch out about changing the ph more than .2 in 24 hours.
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Old 07-31-2008, 09:08 AM   #4 
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Thanks for the advice. My local Fish Store is not very helpful and does not have much in the way of products just a ph test kit and fish food in additon to fish etc. Maybe Wal-mart will have some dechlorinator. Any other tips are welcome. Thanks again. :)
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