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Old 02-16-2012, 12:11 AM   #21 
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Sweet! So.. clean gravel and decorations, get the proper heater, *turn lights out at night*, get the test kit to make sure everything's good, and get a betta!?
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:13 AM   #22 
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:D pretty much~ A gravel vac (if you don't already have one) would probably be helpful for you, you can do the weekly 50% water changes while getting out any poop in gravel during the regular water changes.
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:16 AM   #23 
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Yep, I have a gravel vacc. Will vacc. the gravel work for cleaning after the previous fish died, or does it actually need to be taken out? Thanks for sticking with me on this.
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I'm pretty sure that'd work :)

And no problem ^-^
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:36 AM   #25 
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Neons are far more sensitive to water parameters then Bettas. Since the Neons are fine, could be you just happened to get unlucky and buy a sick betta.

Look for a betta that is alert and fairly small ....
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:57 AM   #26 
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Well, that's good. The neons are absolutely fine, and even try to mate.

Probably a dumb question, but why do I need to look for one that is fairly small?
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:19 AM   #27 
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Small = Young age in his prime

Lives longer under your care
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Old 02-16-2012, 03:30 PM   #28 
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:) I would agree with the active part, but not small. Some fish (like my little sister's) seem to have had their growth stunted due to poor water quality While at the lfs and just stay juvenile sized
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Old 02-16-2012, 03:46 PM   #29 
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Oh, I'm so excited! I'm working on getting a heater, but I've had to settle for test strips vs the liquid testing kit.

I always look for the active ones, or ones that are flaring, but the VT's that are at the lfs are all the same size anyways.
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