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Old 05-28-2011, 11:19 PM   #1411 
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I have a 2.5 gallon tank for my male. I do a 50-75% water change every other day and every couple of weeks do a 100%. During these water changes I siphon the gravel really well and he has a ton of anacharis in his tank.

He hates the filter, he gets depressed with it on, and he can barely swim. It also really supresses his bubblenesting urges.

Is it perfectly fine if I just take the filter out?? I mean, it's 2.5 gallons, it's not like it is ruining it being cycled or something. And it gives him SO much more room.
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Old 05-29-2011, 07:19 AM   #1412 
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I believe its okay to take it out, but I would do 1 50% change and 1 100% change a week. Seems like less work and thats what people recommend. Good Luck!
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:08 AM   #1413 
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Actually Neil, two 50% and one 100% would be slightly better than just one 50 and one 100 a week.

Laughing, I agree with Neil in that you could take that filter out/
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:11 AM   #1414 
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Whoops, srry. haha
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Old 05-29-2011, 11:13 AM   #1415 
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Thanks! I just feel it is a waste being in there.
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Old 05-30-2011, 02:49 PM   #1416 
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Query: When I first bought MeiLin, she was a healthy adorable chubby. I've had her for a couple of months now and she's not skinny skinny but she's not as chubby as she used to be. I currently feed 2 pellets to her (and HongBo) every morning, fasting them on Sunday. I gave them both 3 pellets once because I was worried, and they both ended up being kind of bloated for a day or two :S...any tips? X_X

In lighter news, she's turning fluorescent pink (pun intended lololol). I think I might have asked before but what colour would she be? The pic quality is bad (iTouch pic) but the colours are true in this one, except for the orange is supposed to be a peach colour.

The tip of her tail is "missing" because it's the same colour as the purple plant
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Old 05-30-2011, 03:41 PM   #1417 
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Do you presoak your pellets before feeding, and feed them twice a day?
IMO, she looks healthy, and I would almost want to call her a pinkpurple cambodian, since her body is that peachy flesh tone.
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Old 05-30-2011, 04:35 PM   #1418 
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I have asked this B4, but what is my betta fin wise and color wise?
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Old 05-30-2011, 10:23 PM   #1419 
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delta tail, and probably just a multicolored..... Could you get a more clear photo of him and his tail?
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Old 05-30-2011, 10:41 PM   #1420 
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@JKFish: I used to presoak them but they hated it and wouldn't eat for DAYS, so now I don't do it. They gobble the pellets like mad now (MeiLin thinks she's a shark or something). I feed them 2 pellets once a day in the morning.

Thanks for your input, I just was kind of scared that she lost a lot of her chunkiness since she came home with me, XD
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