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Old 03-06-2010, 04:54 PM   #11 
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That's a first hearing hard-water. Good to know, I'll keep it in mind.

Bloo, I think 1f2f is the type of person who strays away from medication at all times, unless I'm mistaken? But I know that I hate medications as well...and I don't think there's medication for that either, or at least never heard of it?
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Old 03-06-2010, 04:57 PM   #12 
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Its not an illness per se so there aren't any medications for it. And yes I only use natural remedies in my tanks if I can help it.

Fin curling is more of a water quality issue
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Old 03-06-2010, 04:57 PM   #13 
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Fin curling can be caused by poor water quality and hard water. My water is very hard.. I'm trying to figure out what I can put in it to soften the water that is still safe for the fish.
Do those fizzy tablets do it?
I dont think they do but it was worth a shot...
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Old 03-06-2010, 04:58 PM   #14 
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I can't find the thread, sorry.
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Old 03-06-2010, 05:05 PM   #15 
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Bloo - fizzy tablets?

1f2f, this may not be the most convenient for you, but indian almond leaves are supposed to soften the water for the bettas. (If I'm really wrong, then it hardens it instead...). However it does also tint the water brown-ish to make it a much more natural habitat. Only thing on my mind right now.

You could try another water source as well.
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Old 03-06-2010, 05:59 PM   #16 
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Hmm.. I'll look into the IAL's.. I'm hoping to get some from somebody in my fish group anyways.
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From a quick google, I could get from it was that it hardens the betta's scales, drops pH, etc. Hopefully it does nicely for you.
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Old 03-06-2010, 06:25 PM   #18 
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Bloo - fizzy tablets?
Yeah, You know those little white things you put in the water?
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Old 03-06-2010, 06:27 PM   #19 
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Umm...yeah... that doesn't help, lol. But I don't recall any sort of tablet softening water anyways.
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Old 03-06-2010, 07:31 PM   #20 
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There's a girl from Singapore on Aquabid who I got my IAL from. I got a huge bag (100 leaves) for 12.50 (includes shipping). I think it took a week. She was super sweet and very easy to deal with.

http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...erc&1268193607

Grade C she calls them. They're fine. They might have a small hole here and there but they're thick and nice. I've had mine clipped in the tanks for over a week and they're still in great shape.
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