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post #11 of 20 Old 02-08-2014, 03:10 PM
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That's still a large snail for 5 gallons, IMO.
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post #12 of 20 Old 02-09-2014, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
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thanks guys, I'll probably go with another Betta.
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post #13 of 20 Old 02-09-2014, 12:13 PM
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Good luck Liverpool. I just got a new betta myself for my five gallon last night. x) I got a youngster that was bright and active, and very much a little tyrant betta as it should be...And have been in excitement-mode since. lol I think I'll name it Tyrant. >>; It was immediately, not shy at all like they usually are upon purchase. xD



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post #14 of 20 Old 02-09-2014, 12:14 PM
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I hope you know we expect pics, Sylver.
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post #15 of 20 Old 02-09-2014, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks :) I think I should be okay, I've managed to keep my first Betta alive for 6 months now!
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post #16 of 20 Old 02-09-2014, 12:24 PM
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Just make sure you cycle and keep up with WC and you should do just fine. (:
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Indeed, keeping the tank stable and the water clean is one of the biggest things for betta. They can tough it through the worst, but it does take a toll on them and shorten their lives. One of the reasons I got a youngster. I almost got an adult cobalt blue veiltail(he was the bluest betta I've ever seen in my life! Dark blue with a black head), but half his tail was gone. Sure, it will fix, I got betta like that before. Usually get fixer-uppers, but I wanted a young and healthy baby for once. lol It's kinda...it grates on your heart after a while of rescuing. Rescues rarely live more than another year or two, being already a year or two old when you get them if they're purchased as adults. Some live longer if they weren't too trashed growing up.

Ah, photos...I will take some now, but you likely wont see them for a while unless I can get permission to upload from my grandpa. He's kinda a stickler for making the silliest rules and hasn't let me upload...I'm going to sneak next time I catch his area still on, he doesn't log off. >>; Usually I don't, but my camera is full, and I really do want to show everyone my new baby. =) Had friends asking me about my rescue pleco who is now perfect too.

Pick well for that betta, Liverpool! Be sure you have meds in your cupboard just in case too. =)
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post #18 of 20 Old 02-09-2014, 01:02 PM
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Be sure you have meds in your cupboard just in case too. =)
Also remember that clean water is ALWAYS the best medicine!
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post #19 of 20 Old 02-09-2014, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
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Speaking of clean water, I've got a bit of an algae problem in my Tetra tank, and if any of you have any suggestions, I'd really appreciate it! http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...roblem-348081/
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Also remember that clean water is ALWAYS the best medicine!
Clean water is indeed the best medicine to keep problems from happening and to repair minor damage and even finrot, but if you buy something with a parasite or fungus, clean water will only help so much. I always try to keep aquarium salt, pimafix and melafix on hand, and try to have something for parasites. Hard to find that medicine here. Never hurts to have it if the clean water approach doesn't, or likely wont work.

Now let's have a look at your algae problem, there's so many reason for them, and most of them are simple but take a while to fix once you have the issue.



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