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Old 04-15-2012, 10:54 PM   #1 
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Need a little help

I just got my very first Betta yesterday and I forgot to buy a hide, he is in just a temporary bowl until the one I ordered arrives. I got one of my old medicine bottles and cut off the end and sanded it then I washed it with soap and water and then rinsed it for a few minutes. My question is, will it hurt him?
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Old 04-15-2012, 11:10 PM   #2 
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As long as you rinsed it really good, i see no problem.
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Old 04-15-2012, 11:13 PM   #3 
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Ok thank you so much
Also do they get stressed and don't eat a lot after they're moved from the pet store bowl to their home?
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Old 04-15-2012, 11:16 PM   #4 
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They have to get used to their new enviroment and as long as he is eating, he is okay, just don't over feed him.
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Old 04-15-2012, 11:21 PM   #5 
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Make sure you did rinse it extremely well. Even a tiny amount of soap residue can be harmful.

In future, avoid washing with soap. :)
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Old 04-15-2012, 11:27 PM   #6 
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Okay, thanks!! I really appreciate the help
Is there a better cleaning solution to use or just rinse really well?
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Old 04-15-2012, 11:33 PM   #7 
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For decorations and stuff like that i use tap water treated with a good dechlorinator.
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:08 AM   #8 
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If you are cleaning to get rid of disease or something, 19 parts water to one part bleach, followed by a buttload of rinsing. :) Another method is nine parts water to one part white vinegar. :)
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:38 AM   #9 
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How do you know If you're over feeding him?
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:02 AM   #10 
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I just feed all my fish 2 pellets in moning and 2 at night. You will know if he starts to get a large stomach. He could become bloated..or fat.
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