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Old 02-06-2011, 06:51 PM   #1 
Nothlit
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general question

i just purchased my first betta, and it's been 3 days and he seems healthy enough, but the water is very murky and i feel paranoid but i'd much rather be told that then him get sick. the betta kit bowl (im not sure of the gallon size) that he has was properly washed out, as well as the rocks and gravel that were put inside. i really would just like to make sure i've set everything up properly, and that my betta is safe. comments?
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Old 02-06-2011, 07:00 PM   #2 
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Welcome to the forum and to the wonderful world of Betta keeping....

Since this is day 3 of set up I would go ahead and make a 50% water change....make sure the water temp is within a couple of degrees between new and old water and use a dechlorinator with the new water added

Do you have a filter, heater and thermometer? if not, you will need the heater and thermometer......the filter is optional.....

Do you know what size the container is-this will help determine the water change needs...but generally the smaller containers (4gal and less) without filters will need at least twice weekly water changes...1-50% and 1-100%...with a filter twice weekly 50%

Look forward to pics and hearing more about your new wet-pet.....
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Old 02-09-2011, 12:20 PM   #3 
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well i dont have a filter or anything yet, but i did change his water and hes already visibly happier, so thank you for the tips! as for pictures, now he wont stop long enought for me to get a good one! lol. i will keep everyone updated though, thanks again!
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