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Old 10-23-2011, 08:47 PM   #1 
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New betta fish!

Here are some pics of my new guy I got today! He is currently in the little plastic container he came in until his tank is filtered and I can lower the Ph.

What color would he be considered?
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Old 10-23-2011, 08:55 PM   #2 
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He's pretty! There's no need to lower pH on a Betta tank. They're very hardy fish. What pH is it at currently?
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Old 10-23-2011, 08:56 PM   #3 
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The test strip says it is at around 7.8
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Old 10-23-2011, 08:57 PM   #4 
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That's fine. You don't need to get it lower. Most people recommend just leaving it alone. He'll be fine. =)
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:02 PM   #5 
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He's a cutie! I agree with Sweeda, a pH of 7.8 is fine. Mine is at 8.2 and I don't have any problems.

The reason why reducing pH in aquariums is not encouraged is because it has to be consistent. If you change your water, you better hope that you either have a high KH to counter the effects of just dumping water in, or you have to properly measure out the correct amount of adjuster to keep the pH stable.

I think you should just acclimate him slowly if you feel that the pH change would be too much of a change (what is the pH in his cup?)
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:16 PM   #6 
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The ph in the cup is 8.4
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:22 PM   #7 
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Oh I like him! He's cute!
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:28 PM   #8 
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He looks like my purple male butterfly... though he is not a butterfly... maybe a marble?

What colors all does he have???


Very handsome boy (and no need to lower pH....)
Bettas are VERY hardy, you can acclimate slowly if you want though (take a 1/4 cup of the water out of his cup and add 1/4 cup of the water of his new home in, I do this about every hour.... with the cups floating, and have had no issues)
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:29 PM   #9 
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He so cute! I love his tail pattern! :)
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:23 PM   #10 
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He's adorable! I agree with pp, no need to lower ph at all. Just slowly acclimate to the new water and he'll do fine
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