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Old 04-22-2011, 11:54 AM   #11 
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Congratulations on your new babies! <3

I don't use gravel because I never know what chemicals are used to colour it. Nothing is totally aquarium safe.
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Old 04-22-2011, 12:44 PM   #12 
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Just an update about Ruto and what I'm doing to try and help her...

The people who run the local pet store recommended aquarium salt and stress zyme so I'm giving both a try.. Ruto seems okay, though it's almost like she's having trouble staying down when she wants to. She seems to always float back up.

I really, really, really don't want to lose little Ruto.. :<
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:55 AM   #13 
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Just an update about Ruto and what I'm doing to try and help her...

The people who run the local pet store recommended aquarium salt and stress zyme so I'm giving both a try.. Ruto seems okay, though it's almost like she's having trouble staying down when she wants to. She seems to always float back up.

I really, really, really don't want to lose little Ruto.. :<
That sounds like swim bladder disorder, and from reading your posts I think it is because your are feeding her too much. 3-4 pellets 2-3 times a day is quite a lot, especially with a low quality food like hikari. I really suggest switching to a different brand, like Omega One or New Life Spectrum, because Hikari's ingredients changed and there aren't good for bettas any more.
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Old 04-23-2011, 07:04 PM   #14 
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low quality food like hikari. I really suggest switching to a different brand, like Omega One or New Life Spectrum, because Hikari's ingredients changed and there aren't good for bettas any more.
I didn't know that. I just bought some of this today. How is it not good? can i still feed what i have and then get something different? I do have other food i could use but thought that this brand was better for some reason.
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It contains a lot of wheat in it, and the protein it has in it isn't very good quality.
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