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  1. Saphira101
    02-22-2013 12:35 AM - permalink
    Thank you!

    I thought so, I just wanted to be sure. :)
  2. Saphira101
    02-22-2013 12:06 AM - permalink
    Hi Callistra :)

    I was wondering if one ml. of stress coat+ and 2 drops of prime per gallon of water is too much conditioner? I'd normally just do the prime, but I want to use stress coat for the Betta I was talking about.. The one with his caudal bitten off. (I bought him yesterday afternoon) I'm still waiting to put him in his tank until I finish testing the heater.

    Thanks, ~Saphira
  3. Lunchbox148
    02-20-2013 06:07 PM - permalink
    Hey sorry to bother you but you seem like you know your stuff.. My betta has ick, his water conditions are good, the heater is on 81, he is acting his normal playfull self but he is loosing color.... Is this normal with bettas with ick??! Thanks so much!
  4. AyalaCookiejar
    02-18-2013 10:16 PM - permalink
    Yes, I test often. I change Bahari's water when ammonia shows up. I've never seen nitrites but there is sometimes a very small amount of nitrates but I have tested my tap water and found nitrates in it at times.

    DaBaDees tank is always 0 ammonia and nitrites and some nitrates, usually 5-10. I haven't ever detected ammonia or nitrites in his tank for like two months. I'm not sure Bahari's tank is cycling at all but I don't know why. I've never changed the filter media or turned off the filter, and the pH in both tanks is 8 and the temp is 79 in Bahari's tank and 80 in DaBaDees. The tank has been set up and the filter running since the end of November. I always condition the water before putting in the tank. Both have the same filter in them.
  5. AyalaCookiejar
    02-18-2013 06:00 PM - permalink
    Hello. I want to say thank you for your help previously and for recommending that I get VitaChem and also apologize for the additional questions I am about to ask, lol.

    I am feeding my VT for internal parasites with metro soaked Omega One pellets and am feeding Bahari metro and Kanaplex soaked Omega One pellets for his severe and random bloating/buoyancy issues. I was wondering how long I should do this? I don't want to keep them on it for too long.

    Also, my VT is the one you had concerns about fin melt. I think his fins look worse. They are raggedy like tail biting or something. I have been adding VitaChem to all of my tanks, including my brothers since he doesn't care for his fish and I have to, lol. I think I've had it for a week now or something so that's how long they've been on it.
  6. Hadoken Kitty
    02-16-2013 11:19 PM - permalink
    Hadoken Kitty
    I work for the before and after school care program for schools through the YMCA. The Y has this Y-Club that is at various schools, letting them have a before/after care program where they otherwise wouldn't. I'm a child-care assistant, but right now I'm just subbing. I had to sub due to my college schedule, but when I first started working I worked at three different schools and I would be lent to other schools rather often. The program works with K-5th (sometimes 6th depending on the age) graders. During the summer I work as a camp counselor. It's pretty much a ton of fun. (:
  7. Hadoken Kitty
    02-16-2013 10:41 PM - permalink
    Hadoken Kitty
    Oh thank goodness. So, here's another fun fact. We both work with kids as our job. LOL. Oh my gosh. This is awesome. xD
  8. Hadoken Kitty
    02-16-2013 10:22 PM - permalink
    Hadoken Kitty
    Oh goodness. Now I'm afraid I might have somehow offended you. Please don't take offense to the elderly thing!!! I really meant it with all of the most respect I could muster. Promise! I suck at this stuff. -.-

    I'm sure it's obvious by now that I'm at the age of being in KU. Except I'm not. JCCC. :3
  9. Hadoken Kitty
    02-16-2013 10:06 PM - permalink
    Hadoken Kitty
    LOL. Unless you're in your very late eighties, I doubt you're old. If you are, well, then you're a very tech savvy elderly person. (:
  10. Hadoken Kitty
    02-16-2013 09:54 PM - permalink
    Hadoken Kitty
    Oh I know where Lawrence is! Are you going to KU then? I'm a bit more NE than you. Have you heard of Shawnee?

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