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Old 08-11-2011, 12:26 PM   #21 
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yes it is, i was thinking about upgrading to a 5gal soon though
And i do 1 50% on wed and 1 100% on sundays is that okay too?
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Old 08-11-2011, 12:28 PM   #22 
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Yeah, 1 50% and 1 100% is great too. The more the better. I think your guy will get better quickly with all those water changes.
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Old 08-11-2011, 12:50 PM   #23 
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hopefully, i just dont want the daily water changes to stress him out, while hes being salt treated. :/ who knew fish were so hard to take care of.
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Old 08-11-2011, 12:55 PM   #24 
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If you make sure the temp of the new water is close to the temp of the old water, he should be fine. One tip, if you don't already know, is don't use a net to catch him, try using a clear plastic cup. If you put it close to him, the suction usually draws them right in. It's less stressful than being netted.

Yup, I agree. I had no idea fish could be so much work. But bettas are definitely worth it, I love seeing their little personalities.
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Old 08-11-2011, 03:07 PM   #25 
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I actually ended up keeping the cup I bought him in and I just use that, he usually swims up to the top when I'm around so I don't have to try to catch him.
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Old 08-11-2011, 11:28 PM   #26 
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It really does help to keep those pet store cups for uses like that.
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Old 08-12-2011, 12:32 AM   #27 
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Yes it does, at least that way it has some use other than a personal torture chamber for our poor bettas. They all look soo sad in the store.
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Old 08-12-2011, 03:32 AM   #28 
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How is he doing?
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Old 08-12-2011, 10:32 AM   #29 
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He's swimming around a lot and still eats like a pig, I lowered the amount I feed him from 5 pellets to 3, just so that I don't over feed him for now. I feel like hed eat the whole jar if I let him,
His fins look okay, it doesn't seem to have gotten a lot worse in one stop it looks maybe 2mm shorter than yesterday. But I guess it takes time.
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Old 08-12-2011, 10:51 AM   #30 
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It does take time to heal fins but they do grow surprisingly fast. You should see new growth within a day or two - it will be a clearish film at the end of his fins.
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