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Old 11-05-2010, 02:54 PM   #21
 
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Ok heres the update. I have him here for now he is floating currently in his temporary home while he is with me. She had me bring his container as well and its actually not as bad as I thought it holds 3 gallons of water with the rocks in it. I also explained to her that he is sick because she does not change the water often enough. So this is my plan I have already scrubbed the container and poured boiling water on the gravel. I am going to try some Anacharis in the container with just room light to see how it does while he is recovering in my extra tank. Then if she decides she wants him back I am going to put my extra heater and filter in his container with the plant and take him back the heater and filter both are for 2.5 gallons. I am going to ask her before I take him back if she is really sure she wants him back and even if she does I will be in there on a weekly bases and I will tell her if she wants I will take care of him do his water changes and stuff to make sure he is well taken care of. ; ) Does that sound good?
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Old 11-05-2010, 03:31 PM   #22
 
You are most certainly an angel to that fish. Even just changing the water regularly will make a world of diffrence
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Old 11-05-2010, 03:54 PM   #23
 
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Thank you Sincrisis for all that are interested here is a shot of the container with the plant in it. It will be several weeks before hes better so that should give me an idea as to if the plant will work. I may even look for a desk light at the thrift stores this weekend that I can take to her when I take him back if I end up haveing to. I would get a shot if him but his water is blue right now from the meds and I can't get a good shot of him. ; )
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Old 11-05-2010, 05:18 PM   #24
 
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it's not that bad but it need a filter and heater just like you said and a led light for the plant.bless ya for doing it =)
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Old 11-07-2010, 09:42 PM   #25
 
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I will add a heater and filter before I take him back and I also got a really nice desk lamp to give her as well for $2.00 at a discount store it has a place for pens, and paper clips and even as a plug in built into it where she could plug the filter or heater in. ; )
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Old 11-08-2010, 10:09 AM   #26
 
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looks like theres no way to turn you down this time.how is the little fellow?
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Old 11-08-2010, 10:26 AM   #27
 
Some people think bettas can be used for purely decorative purposes so her resiliance to adding equipment to the vase is probably from the fact that she thinks it will make her desk look messier. IF this is the case, then she still might not want to add a heater or filter even if a plug is available just because the wires would be awkward and she might not want a lamp on that area of her workspace.

Other options might include switching out that gravel to soil with a layer of gravel on top, soil substrates need far less water changes monthly or bi-monthly instead of weekly, but someone will have to poke the substrate or add MTS to it to keep it turned. Soil is also way more complicated to set-up than just gravel, but in the long run it might be what the betta needs if its owner is not responsible with the water changes.
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Old 11-08-2010, 11:06 AM   #28
 
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well calmwaters has agreed to look after it and give her the thing she needs to look after it if she promises to do water changes and look after it.
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Old 11-09-2010, 10:25 AM   #29
 
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Hi everyone. He is doing very well I can already see an improvement in his tail and bottom fin the top is going to take a while to get better because it was almost gone but at least its not gotten any worse.
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Old 11-09-2010, 12:05 PM   #30
 
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Sincrisis she seems to want to do the right thing she just does not know she has not been takeing care of him correctly so i am going to try to educate her. ; ) Here is a picture of the little guy.
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