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Old 01-07-2010, 04:14 PM   #1 
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Cycling with betta fish,and zebra dinos

Yesturday I brought 3 Zebra dineos to cycle my 10 gallon tank I filled it up with water, and water conditioner. I have lots of fake plants and rocks for them to hide in. I have a betta fish as-well, and he was in a 1.5 gallon tank. I noticed that h looked very stressed and started to stay on the bottom of the tank, I even noticed what I think s fin rot. I decided to put him inside the 10 gallon tank with the 3 zebra dianos. Will this be ok for all four those fish to cycle the tan or should I put the betta back in his small tank?
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Old 01-07-2010, 04:32 PM   #2 
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If he has fin rot, get him out of the tank and back into the 1.5. Start treating him with salt baths to start. Use a little salt in the 1.5 gallon too. Keep him warm, around a STEADY 78-80 degrees F. This should help, once he is mostly healed and showing signs of regrowth, then he can go back into the 10 gallon.
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Old 01-07-2010, 06:17 PM   #3 
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I just reealized that he doesnt have fin rott.
can I keep him in the cycling tank?
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Old 01-07-2010, 07:31 PM   #4 
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Yeah, if he doesn't have fin rot it should be fine.
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Old 01-08-2010, 05:15 AM   #5 
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So would it be ok to cycle for fish in a 10 gallon.
because betta's are clean fish.
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Old 01-08-2010, 11:52 AM   #6 
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So long as you've got a test kit(liquid dropper kind), test regularly, and keep up with your water changes you should be just fine ;)
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If you'd like advice about safely cycling with fish in, this is a great thread:
http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=34505
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