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  1. Marshall
    09-10-2011 01:48 PM - permalink
    Marshall
    Hi OFL. Im marshall, newbie on this thread. I have a sick betta and really need your advise on how to let my betta regain his liveliness.
    Could u take a look at my thread(Betta can't swim) and advise me on how i should handle this persistent virus? Thanks in advance!
  2. Oldfishlady
    09-04-2011 03:21 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    What I mean by that....in the experiments I conducted-ammonia levels didn't rise as fast in the smaller unfiltered, unplanted tanks...it varied some based on diet-more due to quality of food than amount fed...no need to change more water then is needed-more due to antibody development and stress

    Even though ammonia levels don't rise or you don't detect it on the water test...you still have DOC's that are harmful as well and water changes are needed for that and why I recommend at least 2 water changes in 1g-4g tanks..live plants can make a difference too-as long as they are actively growing, enough of them and the right species...not all plants do the same thing in regard to filtering the water
  3. laughing
    09-04-2011 12:54 AM - permalink
    laughing
    I noticed a post by you stating "bettas don't produce ammonia like you think they do".

    Okay, this intrigues me. My two bettas are in 2.5 gallons, my male has anacharis and java moss, my baby female no live plants. On accident I left them for 2 weeks without a water change, and they were both happy and fine. This past week I haven't done one, either, and the ammonia levels still aren't affecting them.

    Are these the results you were concluding as well? After seeing how little affected they are I am considering dropping down to (2) 50% a week and a 100% every 2 weeks. (They eat all their food, and I siphon up all their waste during partial water changes.)
  4. BETTACRADLE
    08-27-2011 08:57 PM - permalink
    BETTACRADLE
    ok, I got it, am new thats why not familiar with , posts procedure, thanks for advise,
  5. Abby
    08-21-2011 08:30 PM - permalink
    Abby
    Hey OFL if you could take a look at the HIGH PH question i posted in the fish care im in a spot of trouble! thanks in advance
  6. Oldfishlady
    08-17-2011 04:09 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    Thats fine.....
  7. cajunamy
    08-17-2011 04:05 PM - permalink
    cajunamy
    hey there - LOVE the post you just wrote on bettas. do you mind if I put it up on my facebook?
  8. diablo13
    08-16-2011 05:02 PM - permalink
    diablo13
    Lol, I heard they were very messy eaters. If this tank doesn't already come with all of these utilities, we will get them from the store, thanks for the help OFL!
  9. Oldfishlady
    08-16-2011 04:00 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    I would also invest in a python type siphon system too-if you don't already have one....you might need to make more than a weekly water change with higher volume and adding a second filter of some type might be a good idea too....messy eater...it seems like they blow half the food out the gills...lol....and it goes everywhere...laffs....
  10. diablo13
    08-16-2011 03:35 PM - permalink
    diablo13
    Thanks OFL, I heard varying opinions that Oscars need a 55 or a 75, I was just wondering your opinion :). If this does happen, I was going to use whatever filter it comes with, or buy a new, more powerful, filter, along with a heater( the tank has, or had, goldfish) and I was going to do weekly 50%. Thanks!

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