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Old 11-18-2010, 08:11 PM   #431 
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Sounds like I need to get my shipping supplies asap :)
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Old 11-18-2010, 08:24 PM   #432 
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Lol, that'd be great :) . I'll probably get a bunch of silk ivy from my parents to fill up empty space until the wisteria can do so.
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Old 11-19-2010, 10:23 AM   #433 
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Hello :)
Sometimes when my betta "Rainbow" is eating he will chomp a pellet down then become momentarily "dead" and sink slowly to the bottom, he'll stay there and wont move for about 5 seconds. Then he'll spring back to life and swim to the top ready for more food, sometimes he'll spit the pellet he just ate out but then ask for more.
Does anybody elses betta do this?
Should i be worried about it?
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Old 11-19-2010, 01:06 PM   #434 
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That doesn't sound right to me. Do you pre-soak your pellets before feeding? your tank is heated, right?
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Old 11-19-2010, 03:19 PM   #435 
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No i dont presoak the pellets, none of the others seem to have a problem with it. Yes its heated, it stays around 78*F even with just a automatic heater, its pretty warm in our house anyway.
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Old 11-19-2010, 04:56 PM   #436 
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okay, thanks OFL :) When you say an extra 50% water change, do you mean just two 50% water changes a week?
Right-in addition to the regular water change-when you don't have testing products on hand to test the ammonia/nitrite-to be safe during the cycling process make an extra 50% water only...better safe than sorry kinda thing...but if you can test ammonia/nitrite...just do the extra 50 with 0.25ppm or greater ammonia/nitrite
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Old 11-19-2010, 04:57 PM   #437 
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what do stress lines on a fish look like? I have been hearing about them but have never seen any pics. My fish doesn't have any lines but I am curious just in case for the future.
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Stress lines are visible on darker colored fish. white and light colored fish don't show them as well. Basically, stress stripes are thin dark horizontal stripes. I'll try and find a picture.
edit: eh, I can't post pics on this computer, so here's a link http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...sct&1290268204 . If you look at her, you'll see that she has dark horizontal stripes. That's what they look like, however, she's probably just being submissive to the betta next to her.



Oh, okay OFL :)

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Old 11-20-2010, 07:38 PM   #439 
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I'm finally out of my old water conditioner, so I'm about to buy Prime. Online, the directions don't say anything about 2 drops per gallon, but I'm assuming 2 drops per gallon would be the correct doseage, right?
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Old 11-20-2010, 08:42 PM   #440 
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I'm finally out of my old water conditioner, so I'm about to buy Prime. Online, the directions don't say anything about 2 drops per gallon, but I'm assuming 2 drops per gallon would be the correct doseage, right?
Yes, that is the correct amount. I didn't know either so I e-mailed the company and that was their response.
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