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Old 07-04-2010, 07:16 PM   #1 
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I had to change both my fish 100 percent from distilled water to treated tap water. Is this really bad?
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Old 07-04-2010, 07:55 PM   #2 
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Actually dechlorinated Tap water is much better for your fish. If you read the FAQ sticky on the betta care part of the forum it specifically states that distilled water is the most dangerous for fish.

So you did the right thing. =] As long as you bought water conditioner that removes chlorine, chloramines, and heavy metals and you're using it. =]

If you haven't already read the FAQ do so. =] I read it before I got my fish, followed all the instructions and other than a case of finrot which is healing, he's doing great! =]

FAQ: http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=20058
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Hopefully it wasn't a 100% change, because the difference of the waters could shock your fish. However, it is good that you stopped using the distilled water!
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Old 07-04-2010, 09:04 PM   #4 
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Hopefully it wasn't a 100% change, because the difference of the waters could shock your fish. However, it is good that you stopped using the distilled water!
CreamCookie makes a great point. =[ Hope you either took a lot of sweet time acclimating him or that you did a 1/2 and 1/2 thing. =[ Is he acting funny?
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