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Old 02-16-2009, 06:35 PM   #11 
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I no it doesn't have like all the stuff in the world, but it works for me!
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Old 02-16-2009, 06:37 PM   #12 
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I don't have filters for mine but one DOES have a heater now. :)
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:36 PM   #13 
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Awesome! Mine, like I said has a bad immune system, so he needs all the help he can get! My sisters taking me to petsmart sometime soon so I can get him an airpump. I found one thats onlt like $5!! Yay! I don't have to spend a billion dollars on my fish! (not that I wouldn't If I had the money! lol)
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:40 PM   #14 
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Bettas=Labryinth Fish. They breathe surface air.

An airstone may create bad current that may stress your betta as well.

How is an airstone supposed to improve an immune system as well? I've never heard of using it that way. An airstone generally means you want to add surface agitation which means more oxygen *in the water.*
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:56 PM   #15 
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no, not to help with the immune system, to help while he is sick, when he is sick he can't always reach the top of the tank for air, and he sometimes gasps for breath, I was thinking it would help him to breath better while underwater, so he could recover faster. sound reasonable?
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Old 02-16-2009, 10:05 PM   #16 
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You could try lowering the water level a bit during the times when he's having a hard time getting to the surface to make it easier for him to get air.
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Old 02-17-2009, 01:49 PM   #17 
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I'd skip the airstone for the reasons mentioned before and instead buy a tall, broad-leaved silk plant. Position it so that he can rest on the leaves really close to the surface. That way he can always take a breath :)
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Old 02-17-2009, 02:11 PM   #18 
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i agree with kim. my bettas usually rest a few inches from the surface on a plant, their not sick, but i suspect its more convienent, good luck though! keep us posted
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Old 02-17-2009, 02:23 PM   #19 
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I have a plant for the one in the 4 gallon. When he was in the critter keeper, he would make bubblenests under it but now its not tall enough to build bubblenests under so he sleeps on it. lol
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Old 02-17-2009, 02:28 PM   #20 
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Lol, my plants take up about 1/3 of the tank, i try to get the ones that spread out nicely so they have room to swim between them, or rest on them. My little one is always hiding in them towards the bottom, its really funny cause he will peak around the corner of one to watch what you are doing. while my other one sleep on it... i havn't had any bubble nests Under them though... though the leaves aren't very broad so i dont think it would stay anyways
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