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Old 08-31-2011, 03:15 AM   #2371 
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What size is your tank & is it filtered? Thanks!
Five gallon divided, unfiltered. For several reasons, I probably will not cycle it. I'll continue partial water changes whenever the ammonia gets to .25 ppm or four days, whichever comes first.

I've recently added anubias and anacharis, but I don't yet know how that will effect my schedule.
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Old 08-31-2011, 08:56 AM   #2372 
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Don't stop the changes, and this kinda thing can happen. Now that part of his tail is missing, THE WORLD IS GONNA END!!! XD lol

No Im kidding, but make sure his water is clean at all times. It'll help his tail grow.
See, I was afraid it might for Percy. Thankfully when I came into the classroom this morning he greeted me as usual. He seems to be enjoying his new tank set up, and is no longer mad at me.

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Old 08-31-2011, 01:55 PM   #2373 
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See, I was afraid it might for Percy. Thankfully when I came into the classroom this morning he greeted me as usual. He seems to be enjoying his new tank set up, and is no longer mad at me.

Thanks guys!
Yes, tails grow back. All they really need is clean water; if you want, you can add more protein to his diet by giving him frozen bloodworms or some such in place of his regular food a few days a week.

My coworker gave me a tiny pet-store sick betta a few months ago--he was a weird sickly color and had tiny, shredded fins. Now he's a deep red and is a very lovely veiltail. They just need love and some time :)
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Old 08-31-2011, 06:22 PM   #2374 
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This question probably pops up all the time but i'm still going to ask it. My female, Artemis seems to be either tail biting/fin biting or has torn her bottom (sorry, can't remember what that fin is called) fin. I do very regular water changes and apart from a pesky algae problem the water quality is good. Is there anything else i should do to help her get better/stop infection?

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Does her tail look like she's been biting or is it just her tail type causing those spikeys?


Also, what can i do to deal with the algae problem that has cropped up? This stuff is bright green, i suspect it is green hair algae, will upping the co2 level in my tank work to control it? What else can i do? I have a 5 g planted tank with only the female as an occupant. Do snails eat algae? I have this huge ramshorn in my snail breeder tank, will he eat it? I'm not sure i want to put anything else in there to eat it (fishwise i mean)
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Old 08-31-2011, 06:36 PM   #2375 
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Cant help with the algae, but the bites do look kinda like bites. They look "U" shaped to me.

Just keep the water clean. That should be the best and most preventative measure.
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Old 08-31-2011, 06:43 PM   #2376 
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^^ yeah i thought so too, what about her tail? bites too? The water's kept clean, twice weekly large water changes.
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Old 08-31-2011, 06:45 PM   #2377 
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Her tail looks fine to me.
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Old 08-31-2011, 06:49 PM   #2378 
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ok i have a bloated fish and cant find the way to help him any one please
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Old 08-31-2011, 06:50 PM   #2379 
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Thanks.
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Old 08-31-2011, 06:57 PM   #2380 
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Bucky,

The first thing to do is fill this out.


Housing
What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you feed your betta fish?

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change?
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?
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