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Old 03-18-2009, 06:52 PM   #1 
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Hello all.
I am new to bettas and fish in general. i have a 20 gal tank with two betta Gus(red/white Crowntail) and Chester(black/blue delta i think not sure) i will hopefully have pictures soon. i have them devided with a clear devider and a peice of aquarium backing because they would stop flaring at each other, its a temporarty fix till i find soemthing better. I also have a bubble wall at the back of the tank now i have read that bettas dont like those but the current in low and chester seems to like riding up the bubbles(i think hes a little brain dead). i was wondering the best type of filter to use because i am planning on getting more fish soon. also chester has been opening his mouth underwater i dont know if this is normal but some sites said it could be water conditions. ive changed the water alot conditioning it as i go. Is too much conditioner bad? Also chesters fins look a little torn it doesnt seem to be getting worse but not better. Your help is appreciated
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Old 03-18-2009, 07:10 PM   #2 
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1) Sponge filters are best for bettas. Next would be canisters IMO, or low-flow HOBS.
2) Opening his mouth could mean anything... we need to know your water parameters.
3) Too much conditioning is bad.
4) Please post your water parameters.
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Old 03-19-2009, 06:56 AM   #3 
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thanks for the help unfotunately i dont have a testing kit getting it tonight. ill post then. Also there is a white film not sure what it is i think it has something to do with the fact i dont have a light? which im also getting tonight
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Old 03-19-2009, 07:01 AM   #4 
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API liquid test kit is your best bet due to accuracy. Where is the white film situated?
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:57 PM   #5 
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Ok so ive changed some things up but could still use some help with water parameters i have one betta in a small tank and another betta with 2 mollies and 2 tetras in my 20 gal. I bought the API 5 in one test kit and did it and heres my results
GH- 0-30
KH- 240+
PH- 8.5-9
NO2- 0
NO3- 0-20

Hope this helps you help me lol
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Old 03-21-2009, 12:31 AM   #6 
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You didn't get the liquid kit... You need a liquid kit in order for us to know your correct levels. Strips are completely inaccurate.
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