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  1. Myates
    02-12-2012 09:47 AM - permalink
    I would leave him be then if he is swimming around fine and looks good- keep an eye on him, but he should be fine. He most likely was adjusting to being back in his tank and no salt.
  2. Myates
    02-12-2012 09:19 AM - permalink
    In order to overdose on really any water conditioner is to put enough in for say, 50 gallons in a 5 gallon tank. How long had it been since you have changed the water in the tank?
    I would go ahead and if it wasn't yesterday then to do a 50% water change to see if that helps him.. how many times did you remove water from the cup and add in tank water when adjusting to be out of the salt?
  3. Myates
    02-11-2012 06:40 PM - permalink
    If his fin looks better then go ahead and take him out. He'll heal up faster when not stressed... just keep an eye on him, but he should be fine.
  4. Oldfishlady
    02-11-2012 01:54 PM - permalink
    Good low/mod light plants that are easy....naja grass, water wisteria, sags, vals, crypts, moss, ferns, rotala, ludwigia, hygrophilias....adding floating plants like water lettuce are also helpful...when you look for plants-remember some are grown at the nursery with the leaf out of water and it takes time for the plant to replace these with their underwater leaf growth-often the plant isn't dead-its just changing to live underwater....Photoperiod is also important-the plants needs not just the correct color temp but lights on long enough to grow and not be tricked into thinking its a season change and complete life cycle.
  5. Myates
    02-09-2012 06:11 PM - permalink
    You are welcome! Glad to hear he is doing better..
  6. Myates
    02-04-2012 08:46 PM - permalink
    Of course!
  7. Oldfishlady
    02-01-2012 08:14 AM - permalink
    ...Sounds like a light issue then....
  8. Oldfishlady
    01-31-2012 04:54 PM - permalink
    Filters are optional for Bettas and depending on the plants-some do better than others in regards to water movement since the water movement help with nutrient uptake-the species you have should be fine without water movement-most likely the reason for the plants failures you have now is due to incorrect lights or color temp-the plants can't photosynthesis-a bit like being kept in the dark-you can see the lights but the plants can't use it for energy
    Water itself can be a problem too-how much and how often are the water changes, what is the source water used, additives and temp...
  9. Oldfishlady
    01-31-2012 04:23 PM - permalink
    For live plants-florescent bulbs are best "daylight" 6500k...watts on a 5.5gal under 10watts or what ever it is graded for-watts can vary and are less important for plant growth-also, photoperiod is important-I would start on 10h/day and increase based on plant growth to algae growth...its a balance when dealing with live plants.
  10. Oldfishlady
    01-31-2012 02:33 PM - permalink
    Do you know what the kelvin and watts are on the bulbs

  About Me

  • About Zappity
    Love all animals (except bugs..ew) and kind of shy until you get to know me-then I don't shut up.
    Bettas, dogs, sewing, birds, drawing, fish..
    None! :D
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    Proud owner of;
    1 Cambodian Female CT Betta~3gal
    White/Blue Marble SD Betta~3gal
    2 Chihuahuas


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