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Old 05-27-2013, 05:44 PM   #21 
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oh. :(

My last betta did just fine with it, I cannot get reverse osmosis system, I rent and it is cost prohibitive at the moment.

I was reading about using peatmoss in the filter to help control it though, have you tried that?
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:51 PM   #22 
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This is a photo of the royal couple I am hoping to get... I think they are beautiful.



The boy's face is just like guppy's. :)
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Old 05-27-2013, 07:32 PM   #23 
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They look nice but their fins look a bit... Funny. That's the best I can describe it because they are so small and.

The reason your betta was fine is because he was (presumably) from a petstore and used to the hard water... It isn't the hard water that harms aquastar fish it is the shock and stress of adjusting to hard water from soft water if this all makes sense.
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Old 05-27-2013, 07:35 PM   #24 
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Peat moss unfortunately does not do much to soften water that is already very hard. The same goes with IAL and any bottled product aimed at softening water/lowering pH.

You really need to use RO water if you want to bring the hardness/pH of your current down.
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Old 05-27-2013, 07:52 PM   #25 
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Aquabid: i saw a girl for sale, pure yellow. Free shipping too, only 18$.
keep checking!
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:43 PM   #26 
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I actually adopted Guppy from a friend and he did live in soft water, and the adjustment was not easy at all as I was not expecting that problem at all. He even went blind for two weeks, but in the end he adjusted okay.

I have learned a lot from that experience so I am confident I can do it.

At first though I think I will be buying bottled betta water. Thank you for telling me about it, I would not have known to look for that.

As to these two, I am waiting for better picture and I am pretty sure that female is gone, so I will be getting a different girl. I don't think the boy's fins look weird, i like the way he looks, the girl I agree, she is a little funny, but I think that is an unfortunate pose, she looks much better in the video.

If you could look at the video and tell me what you think I would appreciate it. I would like several opinions as I am very new to this and not sure what I am looking for in a "pure breed" betta.

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Old 05-27-2013, 09:44 PM   #27 
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Aquabid: i saw a girl for sale, pure yellow. Free shipping too, only 18$.
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Where? I can't find her. :(
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:17 PM   #28 
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actually, never mind on those two, I just found out Darth already owns them. gggrrr.

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Old 05-27-2013, 10:31 PM   #29 
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Haha what a small world.
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Old 05-27-2013, 11:47 PM   #30 
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Okay, I got a beautiful boy... at least I think he is.



Link to This is the video of him he is a feisty one!

I saw the video and just loved him. he is and Aquastar which I hear is a good breeder. I am getting him through BeeJay though. Thanks Darth for putting him in touch with me, even if you did take my couple before I even knew they existed. ;)

What do you all think?


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