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Old 03-25-2011, 01:27 PM   #21 
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A bunch. Probably 6 or so. Mostly small banana plants and things like that. All real ones. I felt like he'd get hurt on the plastic ones.
I was willing to decrease the frequency of the 100% changes becuase they do cause Nin stress. He hides for a day or so, then it takes a couple more days for him to relearn the plant layout. He likes to swim laps around in between stuff and then come out and try to scare you.
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Old 03-25-2011, 01:32 PM   #22 
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A bunch. Probably 6 or so. Mostly small banana plants and things like that. All real ones. I felt like he'd get hurt on the plastic ones.
I was willing to decrease the frequency of the 100% changes becuase they do cause Nin stress. He hides for a day or so, then it takes a couple more days for him to relearn the plant layout. He likes to swim laps around in between stuff and then come out and try to scare you.
Hmm, I am not sure if that is enough to really affect the water quality by much. I am sorry he stresses so much, but unfortunately because of the tank size and the filter situation 100% are needed weekly.
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Old 03-25-2011, 02:28 PM   #23 
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Just want to say about water change. I used to do 75% because i thought that it will stress them out. Then a few of my friends were doing 100% and bettas never get sick, so about 1.5 year ago i started doing 100% water changes and they seems like fine never get sick yet.

I always rinse everything inside (gravel, plants) very thorough. And i always check all plants make sure it not rotten

I think also very important that they eat food and it not sinking to the bottom ,because it decompose and contaminate the water.
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Old 03-25-2011, 02:34 PM   #24 
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I'll start doing 100% now. No food ever hits the bottom though. He feasts on the pellets. I should probably start another thread about feeding. I worry that he's hungry, but I've keep hearing not to overfeed. He gobbles them up as soon as they hit the water.
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Old 03-25-2011, 03:16 PM   #25 
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They all do that. We have to be careful. They can overeat and get sick. I had that accident before. I put too much pellets by accident and he ate them,which make him sick(very bloated )and he didn't eat for 4 days. So u have to be careful. I don't know how other people but i feed mine with 3 different kind of pellets . And I give those 2 in the morning and 1 at night. And I feed them with blood worms 3 times a wk in between the pellets. Well sometimes i give them 2 in the morning and 2 at night.

I heard some people give them fasting day once a wk,but i am not sure about that i can't do it anyway, because they get so existed to see me every time (very tempting):)

I think if u would feed more then i do it would be overfeeding. And i like to do morning and evening rather than all pallets at once :)

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Old 03-29-2011, 09:26 PM   #26 
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At what point should things start getting better? His activity level is the same, but the white on his body continues to spread.
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:46 PM   #27 
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Just to re-cap…

How have you been treating him and for how long?
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Old 03-30-2011, 06:34 AM   #28 
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We've been trying the 100% changes with aquarium salt as recommended.

Hopefully, I spoke too soon. This morning the wife noticed he doesn't look any worse than the day before and I agree. Maybe progress will come next!
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Okay well I'm not sure you long you have been doing it but do it for 10 days.
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:42 PM   #30 
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Here are some new pictures




The white on his body seems to have quit spreading and his fins look a little less white. we're half way through the 10 day 100% treatment. One thing I noticed we've been using 1/2 tsp per gallon (per the salt instruction) as opposed to the 1 tsp per gallon recommended here. Should I up it to 1 per gallon or are different salts different?
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