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Old 12-17-2013, 11:16 PM   #21 
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Old 12-21-2013, 04:37 PM   #22 
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I am currently submerging everything in hot water for about 1-2 hours. After, I am going to let it dry and then start over again.:) How long should I wait before adding a new betta?
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Old 12-22-2013, 02:32 AM   #23 
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Old 12-22-2013, 12:12 PM   #24 
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You don't need to wait.... Once the tank is cleaned, you can refill it with water and add conditioner. Once it's at a good temperature, you can slowly acclimate a new fish into it.

There are many ways to acclimate (introduce) your new fish into the tank. Here is one variation:
  1. Fill the tank with water. Add the correct amount of conditioner.
  2. Be sure the water is at an acceptable temperature for your new Betta.
    The water should be in the 76-83F range. About 78-80F is considered 'ideal.'
  3. Keep him in the store cup. Float his store cup in the tank for at least 20 min. (Longer is OK.)
  4. If he seems stressed, you can drape a towel around the tank.
    Darkness has a calming effect on them.
  5. Add a SMALL amount of NEW water to the cup. (Several tablespoons, or about 1.5 ounces.)
  6. Let his cup float for about 15 min. (Longer is OK.)
  7. Repeat the above two steps, until at LEAST an hour has passed.
    (I generally acclimate a new fish for several hours.)
  8. If the cup starts to fill too much, remove a SMALL amount of water from the cup. Discard it.
  9. Gently release him into the tank.
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Old 12-26-2013, 07:54 PM   #25 
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Hi guys,
I noticed in an earlier post someone wrote that if bettas start hanging out near their heaters it can be a sign that they are sick...can anyone confirm this?
Only because my fishy has been sleeping close to his heater for the last few months (and he also "rests" there during the day) but he seems perfectly fine. Eats and poops normally, zooms to the front of the tank to say hello and is always swimming crazy and dancing around. Just made me worry a little bit!
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Old 12-28-2013, 02:59 AM   #26 
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Great news! I just bought a gorgeous twin tailed betta from my local petland! Stay tuned for pics! :)
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Old 12-28-2013, 10:10 PM   #27 
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Here is my boy! I just love the tints of electric blue!
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