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  1. SpeckledWings
    03-12-2012 06:15 PM - permalink
    I was thinking about it. And I should have been more educated before I got rescue happy. I know I'm lucky it worked out. She's sooo active, she was always more active than he, and she has such a healthy appetite. I'm lucky she wasn't mean to him too. They just had such a nice companionship even though she wasn't ready to breed with him. The good news is, I'm way more educated about bettas now. She seems fine, but since it really was unknown causes, I should give the tank a good clean. Still with the vinegar you mentioned? And should I keep some of their old water too?
  2. Zappity
    03-12-2012 06:08 PM - permalink
    It's okay! :) but, yeah...that'd prob be a good idea, haha :)
  3. Zappity
    03-12-2012 06:06 PM - permalink
    Yeah..males with females aren't really a good idea unless you're breeding. Girls can be just as mean as the boys! You're lucky they got along :) Since he died from unknown causes, I'd strip the tank down and do a good scrub and then put Karen back in so she doesn't sick too.
    Have you read about the betta sororities? I have yet to try one, but I'm hoping I will be able to, soon! Since you have a 10gal with just one could try one. Read about them in the Betta Care section on here, and lemme know what you think :)
  4. Zappity
    03-12-2012 06:02 PM - permalink
    Oh gosh, just saw the other messages, haha! lemme respond, hold on.
  5. Zappity
    03-12-2012 06:01 PM - permalink
    Aw :( I'm so sorry to hear that! At least you could give him a nice home for awhile. That was really nice of you to rescue him. Wal-Mart really is bad with their fish care, I wish they would either stop selling them or take better care of them!
    Are you going to get another one? If you are, I'd clean out the tank REALLY good just in case there's any germs in there that could infect the new guy. Burning hot water and about 2 cups of white vinegar is how I clean my tanks after one passes away or changes tanks. But be sure you rinse it REALLY, REALLY good with really hot water when it's done soaking. And when you think you're done rinsing, do it again!:) WARNING: Bettas are like chips, you can't just have one! ;]


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