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Old 11-27-2007, 06:13 PM   #1 
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Bottled Betta Water

I saw bottles of "Betta Water" at the pet store. It's super-oxygenated.

Sounds like a marketing ploy, to me, to get people to buy stuff they don't need.

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Old 11-27-2007, 09:58 PM   #2 
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From what I've heard (from others on the web )
You don't need any "special" water.
Just conditioning and you should be fine.
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Old 11-28-2007, 03:22 PM   #3 
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Marketing ploy if ever I have heard one!

Tap water, conditioned is perfect for them. On top of that bettas are anabantids so by their nature can live in lower oxygen water compared to other fish.
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Old 12-05-2007, 06:14 PM   #4 
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totally a marketing ploy to buy the special water. however- i have also seen special betta specfic water conditioners- anyone know anything abou tthose? i just regular water conditioner- like I use for all my other tanks, and he seems fine. i just add a little salt to the tank also.
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Old 12-08-2007, 01:59 PM   #5 
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miagrrl, you add salt to your tank?
How much salt?
How big is your tank?
Is salt a good idea to add?

I use specific betta conditioner, i don't know the difference.
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