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Old 03-20-2011, 11:36 PM   #1 
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10gallon Sorority

So today I purchased a 10 gallon aquarium and purchased 3 extra females, since I already had Jenny and Rapunzel at home. Jenny and Rapunzel, of course, remembered their first encounter when they met Lief for the first time...and Jenny had a lot of suppressed anger for Rapunzel tryin to steal her man! So, naturally, they went at it for a bit and soon Rainbow (one of the three females I purchased today) joins in. Rapunzel takes charge of the tank and is the alpha for a short time being, chasing all the other females around and getting more fin damage as she goes along assuming her role. Jenny comes back for a round 2, as does Rainbow. Needless to say, I turned off all the lights (except what is coming from my laptop) hoping they just go to sleep or at least stop attacking each other. I dont want to wake up to a dead female...I believe they had somewhat established their pecking order and will cease fighting for a while to heal their fins. I added some medication to their tank, so I hope that their fins do some serious healing over night!
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Old 03-21-2011, 12:49 AM   #2 
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I would not add medicine unless you actually need it.
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Old 03-21-2011, 12:50 AM   #3 
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It was just some droplets to help with fin repair.
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Old 03-21-2011, 12:53 AM   #4 
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Still though. Fish medicine is made of harsh chemicals and it really isn't a good idea to give it to them unless they really need it. I would have just dosed a bit of aquarium salt.
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Ah ok. And I also added some aquarium salt as well :) I always add a bit of salt to the aquariums ;)
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Lol. Many members on here will say to only use the salt to treat disease as regularly using it can make the disease more resistant when you need the salt to work.
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Hmm...didn't think of that. Well, that's why I signed up on this forum! To swap information with fellow Betta-lovers!
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Old 03-21-2011, 01:01 AM   #8 
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p.s. I figured prevention was better than actually waiting for something to happen.
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Lol! That is why I am so happy this forum exists. Without it there would be sooo much I didn't know and would probably never find out.
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p.s. I figured prevention was better than actually waiting for something to happen.
True, but the prevention is a good diet, warm temp, and water changes :)
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