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Old 05-03-2011, 12:53 AM   #1141 
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My fish is constipated and I fed him a piece of a boiled+deshelled pea yesterday and he's getting 1 tsp/gallon epsom salt right now. He got a lot out thanks to the pea but he's still constipated. Should I give him another piece of pea?
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:21 AM   #1142 
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I would just fast him for a few days :)
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Old 05-03-2011, 12:02 PM   #1143 
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quick question:


my boy just made a nice small bubble nest over night, would it be stressful for me to do a full water / tank decor change today?
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Old 05-03-2011, 12:34 PM   #1144 
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No, clean water always trumps a bubble nest. The nest is a sign your fish is content. He'll likely make another. :)
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Old 05-03-2011, 03:36 PM   #1145 
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My fish is constipated and I fed him a piece of a boiled+deshelled pea yesterday and he's getting 1 tsp/gallon epsom salt right now. He got a lot out thanks to the pea but he's still constipated. Should I give him another piece of pea?
You may want to show him a mirror & let him flare for a few minutes (5ish). A lot of times that makes them "go".
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Old 05-03-2011, 03:50 PM   #1146 
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My fish is constipated and I fed him a piece of a boiled+deshelled pea yesterday and he's getting 1 tsp/gallon epsom salt right now. He got a lot out thanks to the pea but he's still constipated. Should I give him another piece of pea?
Get some daphnia instead. They work as a laxative and I've heard are better for the fish than pea.
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Old 05-03-2011, 04:26 PM   #1147 
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Why are bettas so fearless? My guy comes right up to the siphon when I clean his tank.
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:10 PM   #1148 
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Why are bettas so fearless? My guy comes right up to the siphon when I clean his tank.
is that a real question?????
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:54 PM   #1149 
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How long should I acclimate my new betta from Thailand? I floated the bag in the water for about 3 hours, now for almost the past 4 hours I've been adding a teaspoon of water to his bag every 15 minutes. He's been pretty active in the bag. I've heard 8 hours, I've also heard a couple days...
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Old 05-03-2011, 08:34 PM   #1150 
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I acclimated Tux in a matter of two hours, because I was rushed. If I had my way, I would have gone for 5. I had dripped a slow and steady drop of clean water into his bag in every few seconds. When it was almost full, I poured out half and began again. I did so twice and a half times before I let him go into the tank.
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