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Old 05-08-2011, 04:07 PM   #1221 
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Laughing, I hear if you refridgerate eir container for 5 mins before feeding they will bpe sluggish and won't move much... Maybe he'll see them more like pellets then and start eating

Niel, just add new water :) and how much difference is there between the alkalinity of the tank water and the wAter your betta is in?

Squal, have it on for about 8 hours during the day,and turn it off at night
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Old 05-08-2011, 04:12 PM   #1222 
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Do a water change? How much? The current Al is approximately 7.8.
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Old 05-08-2011, 04:15 PM   #1223 
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Is the 7.8 AL for the water in the cup? Or the old water?
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Old 05-08-2011, 04:19 PM   #1224 
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Cup. They are strips, and I've concluded that I will slowly acclimate him over the next 1 hr. I think he'll be fine. Another thing: I'm noticing brown spots on parts of the tank sides (algae?) I keep removing it, but it may also be on some gravel. Is it dangerous?
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Okay then :) . The brown is just diatoms, and they're nothing to worry about. Try adjusting your light schedule to see if that helps.
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Old 05-08-2011, 05:05 PM   #1226 
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I "drowned" the bug earlier so it wasn't moving any longer and he wouldn't go anywhere near it. :C
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Old 05-08-2011, 05:18 PM   #1227 
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@ JKfish, what do u mean 'adjust'? The lights are on from 6:30Am-7:30pm everyday. Maybe from 9:00am-5:00pm?

Filter question:
My filter makes an irritating noise. It only bugs me when I sleep. Is it okay to keep it on for about 7-8 hrs a day ONLY?

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Maybe not that drastic, but something along those lines :) And no, if your filter is off for more than a few hours, your cycle will begin to die.
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:26 PM   #1229 
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Kay thx
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Old 05-09-2011, 07:00 AM   #1230 
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Should I be worried that my fish can't swallow/digest pellet food? =/

To start, I put in one to see how he reacts and, I apologize for poor explaining skills, he went straight up to it but couldn't hold it/catch it his mouth. So he kept missing and then finally did and I was really excited like a parent at their kid's soccer game or something, but then! It just was visibly in his mouth, almost like it was stuck. Then he eventually spat it back out and I got it out of the tank.

So then I fed him some flake food and he was fine with that. Will that suffice or should I try again with the pellets? Maybe a different kind, or something.
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