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Old 07-25-2011, 01:52 AM   #11 
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I freeze tank water into cubes, a tray for each tank just in case it gets too warm here. I just plop mine in.
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Old 07-25-2011, 01:58 AM   #12 
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What is the average life span of these fish, in your personal experience?
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:02 AM   #13 
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They generally live 2-4 years, but can live longer. I think the longest anyone has recorded is 8 years or somewhere around there.
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Old 07-25-2011, 08:24 AM   #14 
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Bubbles seems a little better this morning...his breathing seems more normal! I have a little bit more hope. What is the very best way to treat his water or are all the water conditioners for bettas basically the same?
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Old 07-25-2011, 09:37 AM   #15 
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I'm so glad Bubbles made it through the night. Clean water is a great help to him. For us it would be like getting out of the smoggy city into the countryside.

I would treat his water with API Stress Coat or Seachem Prime. Both are very good water conditioners that detoxify chlorine, chloramines, and heavy metals. A lot of water conditioners out there don't detoxify heavy metals. Also, both neutralize ammonia by binding it with an agent to turn it into the less toxic ammonium. The ammonia is still there so you still have to do frequent water changes, it's just in a slightly less toxic form. Stress Coat also has added ingredients for helping fish heal from injuries etc. too.

I hope Bubbles continues to recover, I'll keep my fingers crossed.
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Old 07-25-2011, 12:19 PM   #16 
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I freeze tank water into cubes, a tray for each tank just in case it gets too warm here. I just plop mine in.
wow i wonder why no one though of that? smart i just might do that seeing as we have been having heat waves and my tank temps have spiked. Thanks for the tip pitluvs!
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Old 07-25-2011, 12:21 PM   #17 
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I'm so glad Bubbles made it through the night. Clean water is a great help to him. For us it would be like getting out of the smoggy city into the countryside.

I would treat his water with API Stress Coat or Seachem Prime. Both are very good water conditioners that detoxify chlorine, chloramines, and heavy metals. A lot of water conditioners out there don't detoxify heavy metals. Also, both neutralize ammonia by binding it with an agent to turn it into the less toxic ammonium. The ammonia is still there so you still have to do frequent water changes, it's just in a slightly less toxic form. Stress Coat also has added ingredients for helping fish heal from injuries etc. too.

I hope Bubbles continues to recover, I'll keep my fingers crossed.
I love stress coat. thats the only thing i use and will use. especially in my sorority wear some nipping goes on, thats why i like the two in one action of stress coat, healing power and water conditioner.
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