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Messing around with water chemistry is never advised. Bettas can live in your water, but you might see some fin curling if you get a crowntail. It is purely aesthetic. If you know the bettas were bred in water with very different parameters (ie shipped from a long distance) you might want to very slowly acclimate him to your water using the drip method or something like it.
 

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If you have hard water then the IAL won't cause any pH fluctuation. PH is tied to KH (calcium hardness, sometimes called alkalinity). The higher the KH the less likely your pH is to move. So having hard water isn't really a problem; it's more of a blessing as your pH will be very stubborn.
 
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