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Old 11-18-2010, 07:13 PM   #1 
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Heaters and adding

Okay Kiddies I have two questions. (Like I said I'm preparing; I don't have a male betta yet)

Putting a betta in a tank-
How should I do it? Do I just dump him in or do I do something special?

EDIT- Never mind about the heaters, I figured it out. :)

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Old 11-18-2010, 07:49 PM   #3 
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okay, here's what you do.

if he's in a cup, float it, and slowly add a bit of tank water to the cup. As it gets full, scoop a bit of water out, toss it in a sink, and replace with more tank water. Add small bits of water every 15 or so minutes. After a bit of acclimating (to both the tank temp and water chemistry) scoop your betta out with a net and relase him. Don't dump him in. Don't pour the cup water into the tank (it's really gross, you don't want it in the tank...)
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okay, here's what you do.

if he's in a cup, float it, and slowly add a bit of tank water to the cup. As it gets full, scoop a bit of water out, toss it in a sink, and replace with more tank water. Add small bits of water every 15 or so minutes. After a bit of acclimating (to both the tank temp and water chemistry) scoop your betta out with a net and relase him. Don't dump him in. Don't pour the cup water into the tank (it's really gross, you don't want it in the tank...)
Thanks! A friend of mine told me not to put the fishes in once you get them or they'll get shock because of temperature changes.
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no problem. Yeah, you always want to acclimate your fish before putting them in so they don't go into shock like your friend said.
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Old 11-19-2010, 12:29 PM   #6 
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I never actually floated my bettas but just waited until the temp of the water was the same as the temp in the betta cup. I usually don't have to wait long anymore because I'm getting a hang of what the water should feel like when I put it in.
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the reason why you'd want to add water slowly to the cup is so that your betta will become used to your water chemistry (Ph, ammonia, nitrite, nitrates, hardness, etc.).
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Ah. I understand now. Well all my fish are already in the tank so guess it's not a big deal haha
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