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Old 04-16-2011, 04:37 PM   #21 
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I hope ur fish gets better!
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Old 04-16-2011, 11:21 PM   #22 
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So

Today I bought a 2.5 Gallon tank, medication and tomorrow will be buying a live plant. I asked the lady at the store today what are signs of stress in a Betta (as she owns multiple herself) and she told me fatigue and laying at the bottom of the tank which mine has never done, even after water changes

I've decided to take my golden mystery snail out for a bit too, even though in my opinion he doesn't seem to cause much trouble, if anything Byte harasses him a little

In all honestly, I still think my fish is a perfectly happy lil' fella who always greets me and swims around like there's no tomorrow and I hope these changes aren't too dramatic and cause him to die

All this stress from being harassed on DeviantArt
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Old 04-16-2011, 11:30 PM   #23 
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I don't see a prob, just be on top of h2o changes
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Old 04-16-2011, 11:43 PM   #24 
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How often should I change a 2.5 Gallon tank? And do I do a 100%, 50% or 20%?
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Old 04-17-2011, 04:00 AM   #25 
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As per:

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/b...60/#post445950

For 2.5 gallon and larger tanks: If your aquarium is cycled, you should change 10% of the water twice a week or 25% of the water once a week.

Hope that helps.
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Old 04-17-2011, 07:48 AM   #26 
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For an uncycled tank, 100% every week ought to do it.Rinse out all the decor, put aged, conditioned water back in and wait 20 min for everything to settle back down/and allow mr betta to acclimatize. You could also get a plastic two gal bowl the should be easier to carry to the bathroom, once you've taken mr betta out, of course.
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Old 04-17-2011, 11:29 AM   #27 
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I believe one 50 and one 100 is better for that size tank, mine is 10L or 2.65 and that's what I do
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Old 04-19-2011, 12:23 PM   #28 
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I need some help. I have a 2.5 gallon that has gone down the tubes it is a cheap gravel filter, and the light stopped working.. I have neglected his changing of water and he has developed some fin rot. His color isn't as vibrant as it once was -

I am picking up some API AQ salt from Petco.. I also plan to use Bettafix.. does anyone recommend anything better than Bettafix for fin rot?

I have a new tank that got here today - the Tetra Crescent 5 gallon w/ LED Lighting. What a treat he is going to get. I ordered all new thermometer, and gravel and silk plants, and a little cave.

Only thing being reused will be with heater from foster aquatics site (25 watt).


I never knew that AQ salt was good to put in for ever water change?

And what is better than Bettafix, or just go with that?
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Old 04-19-2011, 12:42 PM   #29 
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AQ salt is only for if your fish is sick, DO NOT PUT IT IN EVERY WATER CHANGE.

Dont use the bettafix, it harms their labryrinth organ which they use to breathe air. It's a watered down version of Melafix.
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AQ salt is only for if your fish is sick, DO NOT PUT IT IN EVERY WATER CHANGE.

Dont use the bettafix, it harms their labryrinth organ which they use to breathe air. It's a watered down version of Melafix.

How often do I want to put AQ salt in, once a week, twice, etc?

And online bettafix has good reviews, lot of people like it here. Yet I also see people speak negatively of it.
What would you recommend in addition to salt?

You saw my post - I am giving him a new tank on Saturday with everything new.. his water is dirty right now.. that def was the cause of it and he has a crappy hard plastic plant that is def too huge for a 2.5 gallon hexagon tank.

Maybe just salt and the new tank will cure the boy.
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