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Old 05-03-2013, 05:30 PM   #11 
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I don't think I do. D: I don't try to. I think there might be 4-5 uneaten pellets at the floor but that's about it... I hope. I don't have a gravel vac yet (I'm going to get one once I get my 10g...) so I can't vacuum up the junk ):
It's sometimes hard to make sure they eat everything >.< In my 55g I had a bunch of goldfish and well, I accidently overfed without realizing it.

If you have a turkey baster that will work just as well to get uneaten pellets. Or only feed one at a time til they're all eaten.
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:54 PM   #12 
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2-3 really?? I thought once or twice a week would be fine....

Planaria? Are they going to harm my betta? How do I get rid of them?

I don't have a heater, I don't have the money to throw down on one either. My boyfriend Promised me a 10g at the end of the month if I do good with the things I have to do to better myself. The 10g kit comes with a heater.

My work has API test kits, so I'll just do a few more tests to see where my levels are.


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I did a 50% water change today when I noticed 1 of my fish dead... When should I do another water change?
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I don't think they'll hurt your fish, my goldfish used to seek them out and inhale them.

What size tank do you have? Is it filtered?
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It's sometimes hard to make sure they eat everything >.< In my 55g I had a bunch of goldfish and well, I accidently overfed without realizing it.

If you have a turkey baster that will work just as well to get uneaten pellets. Or only feed one at a time til they're all eaten.
I don't have a turkey baster, but I do try to feed 1 pellet at a time. Sometimes a few plop in without me noticing and when I'm in a rush (IE in the mornings before work) I don't watch to see if he eats everything...
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I don't think they'll hurt your fish, my goldfish used to seek them out and inhale them.

What size tank do you have? Is it filtered?
2.5g unfiltered and no heater....
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Perfectly understandable. I have two tanks, five fish, dog, husband, cats and kid so I understand the busy part ^^; Things happen. The best thing you can do is do what you can for now.

You should be able to find a turkey baster at a dollar store I think.
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:58 PM   #17 
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2.5g unfiltered and no heater....
You'll want to do two 100% changes in a week, I think. How many fish are in the tank?
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:00 PM   #18 
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I cannot stress how important heaters are. Bettas are tropical fish and need a heater to thrive. Unless your house is kept consistently at 80-82 degrees 24 hours a day, your betta is going to suffer from a inappropriate and fluctuating water temperature. This can lead to stress, disease and sometimes if the water temperature drops too low, even death.

I have not owned a small tank like that in a while. You may be able to get away with two 100% water changes a week. However, without test kits and without knowing the quality of your actual source water I cannot say with full confidence that this is enough.
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:01 PM   #19 
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I don't know where a dollar store is in my area. X_X I only moved to NY a few weeks after Hurricane Sandy and we've been in our apartment since New Years. All I know is work and home.. ._.

Just one, now anyway... Just my little Bubbles in his 2.5.
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When I had my small tank (I can't remember if it was 1.5 or 2.5 all the sudden) I was doing 50% changes every other day.
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