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Old 02-10-2011, 08:29 PM   #701 
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Besides hunting for them, I do not know what to suggest.
Shrimp are very good at hiding. And Cherry Shrimp are pretty hardy little guys.
Though, if you cannot find them, alive or dead, maybe your Betta ate them? :)
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Old 02-10-2011, 08:57 PM   #702 
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Besides hunting for them, I do not know what to suggest.
Shrimp are very good at hiding. And Cherry Shrimp are pretty hardy little guys.
Though, if you cannot find them, alive or dead, maybe your Betta ate them? :)
Bahahaha Yeah he might have eaten them...I don't mind, he gets a nice $12 delicacy, but I kind of miss Dick, Jason and Tim (cookie for the reference)
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Old 02-10-2011, 10:02 PM   #703 
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Kpoo, if you slowly raise the temps up to 86* F and leave it at that for about 2 weeks, and keep up with larger and more frequent water changes, you'll be sure to get rid of the ich, plus it'd be a natural way. I'm not sure what meds you have. Follow the directions. Typically with meds you have to dose for 3 days after all the white spots are no longer visible
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Old 02-11-2011, 02:30 AM   #704 
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i got a question about temperature fluctuations. i know it isn't good, however, one of my tanks (1.5gal) is using 2 mini hydor pre-set heater (my room is almost always cold, anywhere from 50-60F). i've noticed when im not home, my room can get as low as 50F, making the tank go down to 70F. when i am home and turn on a space heater or something, it could go back up to 78F area.

would this be bad for my CT? he's been healthy and happy since i got him at petsmart, makes bubble nests every few days. ill be getting him a new tank and adjustable heater in the future when i get the money, since my VT is doing great in his spacious 5gal tank.
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Old 02-11-2011, 02:41 AM   #705 
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Yes that will harm him over time. He might not seem sick but it will slowly take a toll on his organs and lower his immune system. Get a new heater, quick.
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Old 02-11-2011, 04:46 PM   #706 
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I have noticed on a few fish tank boxes that they call the air bubbler thing a filter. Is it really a filter or are they lying to get you to buy it?
And if I had a 3 gallon with a air bubbler thing, how often would I need to change the water?
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Old 02-11-2011, 04:48 PM   #707 
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Jkfish, I wish I could, but I don't have an adjustable heater and the temp stays at a steady 75, even with all the lights on in my room. And we can't crank up the heat in our house because our AC unit is malfunctioning.

Also, I'm not in the budget for another heater. $15 is a bit expensive right now in this economy. :/
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Old 02-11-2011, 04:50 PM   #708 
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@Kpoo97: You can use a heating pad. I have heard they work well. :)
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@Aluyasha I'll try that. May or may not work since my tank is so small (1 gal because even though I made my choice on a 2.5, my parents INSISTED I get the 1 gal, though it was technically more expensive because the 2.5 gal was $5 more expensive.)

And one more thing: Comet keeps jumping out of the water to get on TOP of the heater. Should I be concerned?
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Well, there is a chance he will jump out of the tank or get stuck on the heater and get burned. Is there any way to lower the heater into the water more or maybe closer to the lid so he cannot fit up there?
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