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Old 02-22-2009, 05:10 PM   #11 
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Any possibility you can post a pic??
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Old 02-22-2009, 06:38 PM   #12 
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I feed them pellets, although I just got some flakes. Neither fish seems to eat though, and yes, I use water conditioner.

I can work on getting another tank for the betta's, but one is NOT looking good... I just cleaned the tank the other day, and put in a heater today so the water temperature is slowly going up, but (if you read my other question) one is getting a fungus on it, I think.
If one has fungus GET IT AWAY FROM THE OTHER!!! NOW! It will get them both sick and die! Oh, they are better off with pellets for their swimbladder.
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Old 02-22-2009, 07:27 PM   #13 
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Never trust any LFS or LPS employees. Ever. I have got to be friends with both owners of my local LFS, but I would never take their advice on anything (for the most part, that is).
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Old 02-22-2009, 08:13 PM   #14 
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They can also be fed freeze dried or frozen bloodworms, daphnia and brine shrimp. Freeze dried food needs to be rehydrated to prevent digestive problems. These foods should only be fed as once or twice a week treats. I agree with Cody about the lfs people. They'll tell you all kinds of stuff that isn't true.
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Old 02-22-2009, 11:33 PM   #15 
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The two gallon tank is now up to 75 degrees with one betta.
Better? :)
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Old 02-22-2009, 11:44 PM   #16 
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Yes to the one betta in the tank but I'd prefer to see the temp at 80.
(Sorry you lost your other one )
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Old 02-23-2009, 08:14 AM   #17 
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78 to 80 degrees would be good. I have mine at 78.
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Old 02-24-2009, 08:43 PM   #18 
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75 is just warm enough to keep a betta happy. Mine could care less as long as there temp. stays between 75 and 82
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Old 02-26-2009, 01:12 PM   #19 
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Good luck with them. Either try to get a bigger tank and put a divider in, or another smaller tank. Craigslist is the best i learned putting a want ad actually works better than expected.
A lot of the time, when you first get bettas *maybe fish in general?* they won't eat for a while, mine seemed to be 2 weeks! the main problem is they are stressed, getting situated, getting used to the new water and such. don't worry about them not eating right now, they will when they get hungry. they are just stressed.
i also had to learn with one of my smallest that he won't eat if i am watching him. i have to leave the room for him to venture out far enough to eat * i got to see him eat for the first time yesterday! yay*
And once they get set up they are fairly inexpensive. Do you have a filter? if not i suggest weekly 20%-30%, depending on how bad it is, weekly or smaller amounts twice a week.
Don't worry they will adapt! just give them time.

and lots of good luck! pics?
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Old 02-26-2009, 01:14 PM   #20 
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oh sorry, didn't realize there was another page

Good luck with the one, and sorry you lost the other :(
but this way, at least you will be able to work out the kinks and then get another one later if you feel like you want one.

oh and bettas LOVE blood worms *though i hate the look of them*
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