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Old 07-15-2013, 04:55 PM   #31 
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No, that's for the filtering. Add aquarium salt to the tank (1/4 tsp per gallon) to get rid of the ich.

Would that do it alone?

Also, for my QT, I'm thinking I'll have some salt in the tank when I first put him in just in case.
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It all depends on how strong the strain of ich is. You can try it out and see what that does, but I wouldn't worry about him getting ich. Just make sure that he's happy and cared for.
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You can see ich. Don't buy a Betta with little white spots all over it. Google ich images and you'll see what we mean.

And don't put aquarium salt in the quarantine tank; it's superfluous.
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:02 PM   #34 
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It all depends on how strong the strain of ich is. You can try it out and see what that does, but I wouldn't worry about him getting ich. Just make sure that he's happy and cared for.
I worry too much. Thanks!
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You can see ich. Don't buy a Betta with little white spots all over it. Google ich images and you'll see what we mean.

And don't put aquarium salt in the quarantine tank; it's superfluous.
I mean what if it happens during QT..

Ok. Thanks!
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I was talking about using aquarium salt for ich. It kills them (the heat speeds up their life cycle) when they fall off the fish before they can reproduce. It's only superfluous if you're not treating ich.
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+1 Kiara
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:40 PM   #38 
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Now to convince my parents...
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Thanks, Russell! :D

Anyways, Namialus, it's not that hard. Just state the facts. The bettas won't get stressed (after they settle down), they'll be active and have something to do, they won't hurt each other, and you get to have more than one fish! Plus, it's only 2 bettas in a 10. I've divided my 10g and had 4 bettas in it. At least you'll get to see them interact with each other. I just use type 7 mesh from Joann Fabrics and binder clips. The binder clips holds the mesh in place and the bettas can't push trough it. Yes, they can see each other, but my bettas will just flare a bit and swim really fast back and forth the length of the divider. But, they don't do this constantly. They'll do their own thing and you get to see every bit of personality from the bettas. Honestly, I prefer divided tanks (where the bettas can see each other) over just plain betta tanks. I do have a 10g with just a single betta in it, but that's because I also have an oto, 3 red cherry shrimp, and a whole bunch of plants that I'm trying to grow out in there.
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Thanks, Russell! :D

Anyways, Namialus, it's not that hard. Just state the facts. The bettas won't get stressed (after they settle down), they'll be active and have something to do, they won't hurt each other, and you get to have more than one fish! Plus, it's only 2 bettas in a 10. I've divided my 10g and had 4 bettas in it. At least you'll get to see them interact with each other. I just use type 7 mesh from Joann Fabrics and binder clips. The binder clips holds the mesh in place and the bettas can't push trough it. Yes, they can see each other, but my bettas will just flare a bit and swim really fast back and forth the length of the divider. But, they don't do this constantly. They'll do their own thing and you get to see every bit of personality from the bettas. Honestly, I prefer divided tanks (where the bettas can see each other) over just plain betta tanks. I do have a 10g with just a single betta in it, but that's because I also have an oto, 3 red cherry shrimp, and a whole bunch of plants that I'm trying to grow out in there.
My mom's reasoning:

-Plagueis will get depressed. *sigh*
-We don't have space for a QT. (When in fact, we do.)
-Bamboo might hurt the betta. (WHAT?!)
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