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Old 07-28-2011, 07:37 PM   #1 
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Water Changing and Keeping Stress Down

I have a betta tank that I have to change the water in everyday, and my betta that was in there died recently. Is there anyway when I get the new betta to keep the stress down from changing the water everyday? I just don't want the new betta to get too stressed, and get sick. Thanks!!
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Old 07-28-2011, 08:57 PM   #3 
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How are you changing the tank, putting Betta in a cup?

I found when I stopped removing my Bettas, they did better. I have had everyone here in QT in a 0.8g tank lately and I siphon the water out with an ainline tube. I put decorative rocks in my tank so they are clear and easy to clean. Then I pick my bucket up high and siphon the clean water back into the tank. They do very well with this! I did the old way with my other two and I lost them in a week :(
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:18 PM   #4 
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How are you changing the tank, putting Betta in a cup?

I found when I stopped removing my Bettas, they did better. I have had everyone here in QT in a 0.8g tank lately and I siphon the water out with an ainline tube. I put decorative rocks in my tank so they are clear and easy to clean. Then I pick my bucket up high and siphon the clean water back into the tank. They do very well with this! I did the old way with my other two and I lost them in a week :(
i agree with this. it appears that when not doing 100% water changes, bettas do better
when left in the tank. i also use a siphon now, when removing the water, and putting in
clean water. my betta is fine with the whole process. c:

when i did my first 100% water change with my first betta, he also died after a week. :c
i'm not exactly sure of the reason, whether it was something in the water, or if he just got
stressed out from being cupped and removed from his tank.

but now, my second betta, is completely fine with staying in the tank while i change his water. i recommend this method!
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:02 PM   #5 
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But the tamk is the kind that hangs on the wall and I can't get another one right now. I have to 100% and I don't have a siphon. Poo, this is going to be hard.
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:05 PM   #6 
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I put Saix in the one gallon when I do water changes. He doesn't seem to mind anything except for the net, he hates that thing. lol
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:20 PM   #7 
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IME, they get less stressed if they're not chased around with a net/hand. So when I do 100% WC, I prepare a jar then I pour the betta into my hand/net and quickly put it in the jar. When I'm done cleaning, I pour everything back into the tank.
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:27 PM   #8 
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The opening isn't big enough to where I can put his cup that he came in through, so I guess I can just do the water changes, and once a week he doesn't get one.
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well, i still think it's good to leave 'em in there. they seem less stressed
that way. how do you change the water?
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:52 PM   #10 
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I scoop them into a bol, and carry the tank to my sink. I empty all the water out, and scrub down the walls and gravel. i then fill it up with warm water an dput some conditioner in there, I then let it sit for about 20 mins, and pour them back in.
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