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  1. Indyfishy
    09-16-2011 01:21 PM - permalink
    Indyfishy
    Hi there OFL!! I'm trying to help a new forum member with treating a betta with missing scales, which would normally just be AQ salt with clean water, but now the missing scale patches are turning fuzzy. I can't tell if it's just extra slime coat or if there is something going wrong. I would really appreciate it if you could take a look and give your opinion on it, the thread is called "Finnigan!!! He's not eating! </3" (he is eating now, which is good) and it's in the Emergencies and Diseases section. Thank you so much for your time, I don't want to give this person bad advice since I'm not 100% sure on what's going on with the fuzz!! D=
  2. Oldfishlady
    09-10-2011 03:51 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    That depends...but personally, I don't think its a good idea, usually baffling the overflow or cram the filter box with polly-fill- is enough and if it isn't....then switch to a sponge filter...much better for long fin Bettas anyway.....
  3. Vaughan06
    09-10-2011 03:27 PM - permalink
    Vaughan06
    Quite a few people have recommended slipping pantyhose over my filter's intake to slow the current. Is this smart? Or will it prevent my filter from filtering?
  4. 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!
  5. 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
  6. 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.)
  7. 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,
  8. 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
  9. Oldfishlady
    08-17-2011 04:09 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    Thats fine.....
  10. 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?

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