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Old 05-29-2011, 12:35 PM   #1 
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Tank Contamination!

Hi people! I currently have a problem with my betta, Peter. I appantly used klennex tissue paper (tissues) to the clean the outside & inside of the tank that had excess water drops. Good for the outside, but there's tissue in his temporary cleaning bowl. I should have known better, but he's alive. HELP ASAP!!!!!!
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Old 05-29-2011, 12:45 PM   #2 
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Lol he will be fine. Just clean it out with water, it is only paper.
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Old 05-29-2011, 12:52 PM   #3 
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thank u

Thanks, but what do u mean by 'clean out'? he's in a BOWL while im cleaning his tank (0.75g)
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Old 05-29-2011, 12:54 PM   #4 
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Just pick the pieces of paper out of the bowl. And when it comes time to put him back to his home, try to get as little of the tissue water in there as possible.

Is his temporary bowl .75 gallons or is his real tank .75 gallons?
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Old 05-29-2011, 04:29 PM   #5 
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Real tank .75g i know, u say it's mean, but he's getting a 10g when i move.
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Old 05-29-2011, 04:39 PM   #6 
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Yeah, ditto on what turtle10 said. I'm glad he's getting a 10g soon, will be much easier for you to maintain. In that size tank he's in now, you have to do 100% water changes daily. No joke. :P
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:30 PM   #7 
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Bettafish15 is right. The .75 is absolutely fine for now with the proper water changes as long as he is moving up soon. I am sure he will be soo happy in his new 10 gallon though!
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Old 05-30-2011, 02:44 PM   #8 
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The problem is, the bowls are so small water treaters KILLED my last 2 bettas, so is it a good idea 2 have lost of backup tanks?
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Old 05-30-2011, 03:23 PM   #9 
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Oh yea, cuz of 'that' (refer to last post), I can't do 100% water changes every day, but is every 2 days fine?
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Old 05-30-2011, 03:39 PM   #10 
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No, every two days is NOT fine. Use a large cup to put him in during water changes or something. Use something food-safe to keep him in, rinsed out thoroughly.
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