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Conversation Between DarkMoon17 and chicklette
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  1. chicklette
    10-04-2013 03:26 PM - permalink
    Hi, yesterday I brought a sample of Ivory's water to a pet store to be tested. Apparently, it was a little high in ammonia (I think about 1 or 1.5. I have a test strip, but it doesn't test for ammonia. I normally change half his 2.5 gallon tank every 7 days. I know ammonia can harm him. Should I be concerned?
  2. chicklette
    08-27-2013 06:20 PM - permalink
    Darkmoon, I got a male beta about 4 months ago. I thought when a fish pooped, it was stringy, but his is round, he, for some reason, does his biggest poop every 6 days, when I cup him. He doesn't appear to be stressed when I'm cleaning his tank. The only time I notice he has a large bm (at least twice his usual size) is when he is cupped. Should I be concerned?
  3. chicklette
    06-04-2013 09:54 AM - permalink
    Hi darkmoon. I have a question about water changes. I have a male beta in a 2.5 gallon heated and filtered tank. How often and what percentage of water shoul I change? I tried looking in the forums, even the faq, but I can't find any answers. Someone told me several months ago to change 50 and 100 every 4 days, someone else told me 25 and 50. What do you suggest? I believe Sakura told me the 50 and 100.
  4. chicklette
    03-23-2013 12:34 PM - permalink
    I will be cleaning Jewel's tank tomorrow. Usually I use a bit of vinegar, should I be using the aquarium salts I just bought instead of the vinegar?
  5. chicklette
    03-23-2013 08:52 AM - permalink
    Darkmoon, your pm box is full.
    Last night, I reduced Jewel's water level by half, unplugged her heater and left the glass top off over night. This morning she is back to her usual self. I haven't fed her yet, but still plan on getting some epsom salts.
  6. chicklette
    03-22-2013 10:49 PM - permalink
    I just found out that Jewel (my female beta) has swim bladder. The pet store told me to feed her peas, but before I thawed them, I found your site about diseases. Now I'll get some epsom salts tomorrow and hopefully, my bro-in-law can find some NLS or omega one. How long should I fast her for?
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