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Old 11-29-2011, 09:57 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Water help! Boil Advisory

We're under a boil advisory right now and I was wondering if I should boil my betta's water before a water change? And after letting it cool of course. ::)
Is there anything in the water that could seriously harm my fish if I didn't boil it?

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Old 11-29-2011, 10:24 PM   #2 
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If it isnt safe to drink, it shouldnt be safe for fish. I would just boil it.
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:27 PM   #3 
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It might depend on why you are currently under the advisory. What is in the water that is harmful for you?
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Old 11-30-2011, 07:31 AM   #4 
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I would biol it, just to be safe
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Old 11-30-2011, 07:11 PM   #5 
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Boiling just unairates the water.
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:25 PM   #6 
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Usually boil orders are given when there has been bacterial contamination in the water supply. Boiling kills the bacteria. I would definitely boil the water for your fish.
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:20 PM   #7 
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boiling does remove air from the water... do you have an air stone to put in it or a bio-wheel type filter?
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Old 12-03-2011, 05:02 PM   #8 
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Once you boil the water, either thouroghly stir it or shake it, to re airate it.
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Old 12-09-2011, 05:00 PM   #9 
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Boiling?

I'd boil the water but note that it removes the dissolved air. If you have filter or air-stone, that will do a lot to re-airate it...

Less of an issue with bettas, anyway since they come to the surface to breathe, too.

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Old 12-10-2011, 03:28 PM   #10 
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I wouldnt worry about airration considering the way these kiddos breathe...

If you can wait until the advisory is removed, I would do that instead. Unless they need it ASAP, it would be a good idea to just wait.
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