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Old 08-16-2011, 08:54 PM   #2231 
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If you do it slowly, it should be fine. Turn off the lights around the tank, remove the lid from your tank (if you have one), and add a baggie with an icecube or two. The smaller your tank, the easier and faster it is to drop the temp, so just keep an eye on it, and make sure the temperature doesn't drop too fast. 80*f is the perfect temperature, so try and keep it stable there.
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Old 08-16-2011, 08:57 PM   #2232 
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I would, before adding ice, etc, lift up the lid, turn off the lights, and take your filter and make it so the waterfall it makes is raised high, so that it can cool the water better.

I would go no more than 2'F in an hour or so. Dont use ice in the tank directly, of course-- it needs dechlorinator.
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Old 08-17-2011, 08:40 AM   #2233 
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OK, I have a quick question, it is kind of a dumb question but I would really like to know! :D Can Betta fish see color?
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:50 AM   #2234 
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Are there dragon scale female bettas? Could the betta in my avatar be a female? I haven't been able to get him to flare...at all..
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:06 AM   #2235 
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TwilightNite, I have read that they can. Some are able to identify different colored balls and seem to show a preference. Also for such a colorful breed of fish, it would seem silly to not be able to see it.
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:20 AM   #2236 
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I have high ammonia in my water and so I'm wondering if I should use Prime or Stress Coat or perhaps mix the two?
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:24 AM   #2237 
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Flambé hasn't made a bubble nest for almost 2 weeks now. Should I be concerned?
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:28 AM   #2238 
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I have high ammonia in my water and so I'm wondering if I should use Prime or Stress Coat or perhaps mix the two?
In your tap water? or in the tank? If your ammonia is high in the tank I would do a water change to help lower it..If your tap water has ammonia in it, like mine...Prime is good stuff to use.
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:43 AM   #2239 
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OK, I have a quick question, it is kind of a dumb question but I would really like to know! :D Can Betta fish see color?
I don't know about bettas specifically, but seems to me there wouldn't be any reason for other fish to get "breeding" colors on if they couldn't SEE colors!
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In your tap water? or in the tank? If your ammonia is high in the tank I would do a water change to help lower it..If your tap water has ammonia in it, like mine...Prime is good stuff to use.
It's unfortunately in my tap water >.<

Thanks though, I'll be sure to add Prime when I do my water change tomorrow. Do I still need to use my regular water conditioner or does Prime take care of that as well?
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