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Old 02-24-2011, 07:00 PM   #1 
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Unhappy new parent of bettas

i recently got a female betta (birthday gift) and was taking good care of her but then i had to go out of town for a week (just returned today) i had my boyfriend take care of her and apparently yesterday my boyfriend bought another femal betta and put her with mine now im home and i omg how in bad shape they are! :C i know they fought because my female blue betta has small holes on her tail and upper fin area and a small part on her side is pink :C the new betta is in worser condition the upper fin is mostly gone and her lower fin as well she seems to always be at the bottom of the tank now what do i do with both of them?! im new to all of this :C!

ive already seperated them and my betta keeps flaring her fins
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Old 02-24-2011, 07:03 PM   #2 
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i recently got a female betta (birthday gift) and was taking good care of her but then i had to go out of town for a week (just returned today) i had my boyfriend take care of her and apparently yesterday my boyfriend bought another femal betta and put her with mine now im home and i omg how in bad shape they are! :C i know they fought because my female blue betta has small holes on her tail and upper fin area and a small part on her side is pink :C the new betta is in worser condition the upper fin is mostly gone and her lower fin as well she seems to always be at the bottom of the tank now what do i do with both of them?! im new to all of this :C!

ive already seperated them and my betta keeps flaring her fins


First off keep them seperate..

Best way to help them heal is to keep them away from each other and add a tsp of aquarium salt per gallon to their tanks.
That will aid healing along with fresh clean water daily.

Never ever keep just two females together as your boyfriend found out they will fight to the death.

If you really want more than one female you need a 10gallon thats well planted with 4+ betta females in it.
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First off keep them seperate..

Best way to help them heal is to keep them away from each other and add a tsp of aquarium salt per gallon to their tanks.
That will aid healing along with fresh clean water daily.

Never ever keep just two females together as your boyfriend found out they will fight to the death.

If you really want more than one female you need a 10gallon thats well planted with 4+ betta females in it.

ive added the aquarium salt already should i do this daily for like a week or more??

wow my tank is a 2 1/2 since i just started caring for one betta could that been a reason why they also fought? the tank is to small??
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Old 02-24-2011, 07:10 PM   #4 
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Size in tanks really does matter.

However Females will Generally fight to establish a pecking order/hierarchy.

I would do the salt for 10 days and see how you get on.

Hopefully they should recover nicley

Also if you have some Oak Tree leaves(or indian almond leaves) that havent been sprayed with pestacides or anything you could float one of those in the tank and it will tint the water, but the tannins from the leaf are really benficial to bettas.
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Size in tanks really does matter.

However Females will Generally fight to establish a pecking order/hierarchy.

I would do the salt for 10 days and see how you get on.

Hopefully they should recover nicley

Also if you have some Oak Tree leaves(or indian almond leaves) that havent been sprayed with pestacides or anything you could float one of those in the tank and it will tint the water, but the tannins from the leaf are really benficial to bettas.
will do! thank you so much!
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Old 02-24-2011, 07:22 PM   #6 
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will do! thank you so much!

No problem at all, Keep us updated on their recovery please?

If you need any more help feel free to ask
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No problem at all, Keep us updated on their recovery please?

If you need any more help feel free to ask

will do :)
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No problem at all, Keep us updated on their recovery please?

If you need any more help feel free to ask

oh! while i was looking up for the indian almond leaves product i happen to see a item that has assorted live plant bulbs.. can that help them as well or what is the purpose of those bulbs? says theres a waterlily bulb 1 onion bulb and 2 aponogeton bulbs
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They are plants.
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They are plants.
so theyre just for decoration purposes?
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