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  1. Valentino14
    03-27-2014 12:41 PM - permalink
    That is the temp of the tank... air temp is about 74-76.
    He's still pretty small so the heater makes the immune system stable so the body can focus on growing. Any cures in mind for mild pop eye??
  2. scoobie
    12-28-2013 07:13 PM - permalink
    Sorry for such a delay...been running with the grandkids...Both Bettas are doing great. my 20 G has the crown tail 4 neon tetras and a mystery snail. The fifth tetra I found dead last week. Have no idea what happened. My 10 G my betta has been acting weird after he eats. almost looks like swim bladder. So I've changed the tropical food to pellits every 2 days. my 5 G I have 1 platy and 1 mystery snail. The snail is acting strange i'm thinking the platy is picking on him. How are you doing?
  3. scoobie
    09-15-2013 01:29 PM - permalink
    I just bought a Crown Tail Betta. He looks just like my other Betta :)
  4. Saphira101
    09-02-2013 07:55 PM - permalink
    I have already read the OldFishLady Water Change Sticky, but thank you. :)

    I'm not sure if I'll cycle the 10 gallons or just do water changes, but I really just want to get them in there. It's possible that I will begin by just doing water changes, but cycle the filters in another tank and then move the media into theirs.
  5. Saphira101
    08-28-2013 11:25 PM - permalink
    CONT. I came home from a rather long trip to find that Merlin (the most recently deceased) had severe dropsy, and it was so far gone that I had to euthanize him.

    I do agree that I need to change something in my fish's care though, and I'm currently working on it. You see, I am a a very busy person, and most of my fish's tanks are quite small. Their water needs to be changed multiple times per week to keep the ammonia down, and sometimes I miss a water change because I am away. I am gathering the supplies for two divided 10 gallons, where I will move my fish. I will therefore only have to change the water once weekly, and I'll definitely be home enough to do that.
    Thanks for your concern. :)
  6. Saphira101
    08-28-2013 11:25 PM - permalink

    That's okay, no offense taken. :) I agree that a lot of my bettas die, and more often than they should. :/

    The longest I've kept a betta so far is about a year. The first betta of mine that died was a petco rescue that had an internal bacterial infection from the start, but I didn't know until it was too late. The second was a 'baby betta', who died of dropsy. I think that it he got it because of cross-contamination though, because my brother's gourami died of the same thing shortly before, and I'd been doing tank maintenance on both his and my tanks, no hand-washing in between. :/ CONT.
  7. scoobie
    08-21-2013 07:58 AM - permalink
    my granddaughter named the Betta
  8. scoobie
    08-21-2013 07:55 AM - permalink
    I did..I was so heart broken after Tiny Tim. I decided to get a Betta and 3 Guppies.. All is well so far...but I think my Male Guppy haha is pregnant..I was told they were all males...
  9. kvw1988
    07-26-2013 06:08 PM - permalink
    Hey I figured out how to update my profile yay!! lol
  10. kvw1988
    07-26-2013 06:02 PM - permalink
    Thanks for your kind words they really do help. I actually have two bettas, Guillermo, and then a baby Ash I just can't remember how I edited my profile last time to add him in lol.

    I've had bettas pretty consistently the past year and really started to understand theier care thanks to this forum. When I got Max I knew he was sick, normally I'm pretty good about not getting any more fish but he gave me the "please help" look. I think he had a slime coat infection, his fins were matted together, and I also read that that can affect their breathing and appetite. I had been treating him with AQ salt but I lowered his dose and I think I did it too soon and he had a flare up if you will.
    I wiped down his hospital tank with clorox wipes rinsed it good put new water with a double dose of water conditioner in it and left it sit overnight. I then dumped that water out and now the tank is sitting outside to air out If you have any suggestions though on cleaning it I'm all ears.

    Thanks again :)


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