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Old 05-08-2010, 11:30 PM   #21 
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Old 05-09-2010, 06:59 PM   #22 
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Clampy's new cave and unclamped photos with new heater

It's so true, there are no good betta caves. I think I am going into betta cave production! ANyways I got some aquarium glue and here is the cave i am making for Clampy, not fancy but it'll do. I t has to dry still..
Also check out how big his fins are these days with the new heater and aquarium salt, he is a very happy fish!
I have been exercising him daily with the mirror, and want to get a ping pong ball for him to play with in his tank (I read they like to push these around)

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Old 05-09-2010, 08:25 PM   #24 
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Great job - that's one happy fish!
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Old 05-10-2010, 12:02 PM   #25 
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Could I have some advice on water changes, how often, tips and when to completely "scrub" down tank?
What I have been doing is changing out 8 cups of water weekly in my 3 gallon tank. I use a liquid water conditioner, which adds beneficial bacteria that your betta requires for a healthy habitat, and also a liquid chlorine remover to condition the new tap water. There are several brands out there to chose from.

I use a small syringe from a pharmacy to administer the correct amount of conditioner to the new water. You will see an immediate change in your bettas health and vigor.

I keep the tank out of direct sunlight to avoid algae growth, and haven't really had a need for a complete scrub down. I think that a complete scrub down destroys the beneficial bacteria that is so important for aquarium life.
I also use a small biological filter, which is also an important part of the whole cycle.

I hope this helps.
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Hi, for natural-looking caves, I've always used 1/2 coconut shells in the past. Crack them in half (remove ALL the meat!,) crack an entrance, and boil it well. Then put it down like a dome in the tank. :)
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I really think its a 2.5 I have the same one. Where did you get it Petco?
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I think it's a generic one I got at a local pet store here, but I started pretreating my water in gallon jugs and discovered it takes 3 gallons..
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Old 06-02-2010, 10:19 PM   #30 
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Bragging Mom

I'm seriously bragging over how amazing lil' Clampy looks here, but I am just so thrilled with him, he has improved so much thanks to this forum's advice and I wanted to share these pictures! Notice how he has ventrals now! Not just white spines! ANd the colors, I he was a grey body with blue fins, now he's all red and green and aqua..anyways I love him. He's not the most exotic betta but he's special to moi!
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