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Old 03-09-2011, 11:01 AM   #11 
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If she takes the betta out of the five gallon and keeps the snail in there, do the regular water changes in it, probably still a little more than normal and check that water quality with a test kit to see if anything is off.
Is the tank cycled?
If not, use Prime water conditioner, it gets rid of the toxic levels of ammonia/nitrites/nitrates.
If it is cycled, then nevermind, but Prime is still good to use.
It doesn't get rid of water changes though.
I don't know how a tank works using a filter and not cycling the tank, so I can't say anything there.
But I know Prime will help keep the water safer and just keep up with water changes and checking the water quality.
If everything is okay after testing the water and fixing anything with water changes, he should be okay to put back in once he's better!
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Old 03-09-2011, 11:10 AM   #12 
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50% a week is not as clean as his water can get, try 50% three times a week. My betta has fin rot and he's in a 10 gallon, I'm doing daily water changes and dosing with AQ salt and warm water.
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Old 03-09-2011, 11:18 AM   #13 
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3 50% a week is a little over kill... I was told to do 50% percent a week by OFL who also told me on my 1.5 to do 1 50% and 1 100% a week so if you think about the difference in the volume of water and the fact that the 5g is filtered 3x a week is over kill. She also told me cleaning the water TOO much is not good for them when they have nothing wrong with them. Both my 5g's are 50% a week and non of them have anything wrong with them, i check the levels often and they are all in the green tyvm. So that is the same advice I gave my friend who has been doing the same.

Thanks for the advice bluehaven she has taken him out and has him in a qt with a AQsalt treatment and a little extra conditioner.
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Old 03-09-2011, 01:30 PM   #14 
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Okay ~!
Your welcome.
Make sure his the quarantine home is warm enough, a bit warmer than the norm unless it is normally up to 85 degrees....haha
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I saw such a change when I kept my betta with a heater that stayed at 75-76 degrees, and changed it to 82. He's super happy about it and blowing bubble nests. Haha
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Old 03-09-2011, 01:49 PM   #15 
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My VT blows HUGE bubble nests. I cant wait to get his 3.7 gallon next week :) hes a tail biter tho which is annoying.
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Old 03-09-2011, 01:56 PM   #16 
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Aww, well maybe with a little more room he'll not bite his tail?
I don't know. haha
But I think I saw a thread talking about tail biting bettas, it helps to rearrange their tanks frequently to keep them distracted from biting their tail.
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:06 PM   #17 
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Every time i do 100% water change I switch out his cave.
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