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Old 04-18-2011, 02:19 AM   #1051 
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Has anyone ever used an automatic feeder? if so, can someone suggest a feeder. I figured out why my little man is eating his tail. If I am late on feeding him, he goes to town on his tail. He loves his new home though! :) And that has helped some.
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Old 04-18-2011, 07:52 AM   #1052 
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Can someone tell me why my betta flares at a certain wall when the tank lights are on?
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Old 04-18-2011, 01:34 PM   #1053 
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Betta not eating...He's very active and flaring but for the past two days he won't eat! He begs for food...I put the food in...He stares at it...swims away...3 minutes later I remove the food! gahh! I alternate between freeze dried blood worms, and betta pellets. He is in a 2.5 gallon tank. Temp is at 76 degrees (Heater doesn't adjust), tank is filtered, Last water change was yesterday when I did a 25% and I did a 50% 3 days ago. I did move the tank, so maybe hes just stressed? He is driving me crazy, because he won't stop begging for food and then he just ignores it!
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Old 04-18-2011, 01:53 PM   #1054 
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Neil: if your tank is in a dim or dark corner of your house, and you turn on a light directly over the top of the tank, some walls will become reflective/like a mirror. Try making sure the tank is in a well lit area before you turn on the tank light :D

Jesstaner, do you pre-soak your pellets? Keep at it, and offer food. He'll eat when he's hungry.
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Old 04-18-2011, 04:17 PM   #1055 
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@ JKfish, thx! I opened the blinds directly behind the tank, and turned on the lights, and he wasn't flaring at all! Is it okay if there is indirect sunlight in the tank? It's not direct light.

I have two more questions: there is a film on the top of my tank. How do I remove it?

Do bettas have teeth?
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Old 04-18-2011, 05:56 PM   #1056 
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Yes they do. Have him bite you, youll feel it!

I dont think theyre like fangs, though. Id say more like a duck's.
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Old 04-18-2011, 09:11 PM   #1057 
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@ pewpewpew, what about the film on the surface?
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:30 PM   #1058 
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Neil, indirect lighting is fine :) the film on the surface is a modge-podge microorganisms growing. You can get rid of it by increasing surface movement, by scooping it out with a cup, or by putting a top on your tank. A mixture of all three works best :) Also, thanks for the compliment. And, yes they do have teeth. proprtionately compared to a shark, they have a larger teeth to body size ratio.

eengland: as for automatic feeders, I have heard nothing but bad of them. Apparently a lot of them are poor quality and malfunction.
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:32 PM   #1059 
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There is like No surface movement due to the baffle. Yeah, I can scoop it out, and my tank has a hood.
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Old 04-19-2011, 03:32 AM   #1060 
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How many water changes would I have to do for a 5 gallon with no filter?
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