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Conversation Between chicklette and Saphira101
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  1. chicklette
    03-14-2013 09:13 AM - permalink
    Last week, when I cleaned Jewel's tank out, Since I put her into a tiny square temporary container, I took her into another resident's room for a quick visit. She seemed to really enjoy the experience. I think I'll do this every time I give her tank a good cleaning, every 8 days. Is it common for betas to thrive being in a humans present, or do I have an unusually sociable fish?
  2. chicklette
    03-14-2013 05:13 AM - permalink
    i use a 6 in 1 aquarium test strips from tetra.
    its the nitrite that i'm questioning. it says, on the bottle, "NITRITE IS A WASTE PRODUCT PRODUCED BY BACTERIA IN THE BIOLOGICAL FILTER AS IT BREAKS DOWN AMMONIA. NITRITE IS EXTREMELY HARMFUL TO FISH AND CAN RESULT IN SEVERE FISH LOSS. LEVELS SHOULD BE TESTED WEEKLY" one day, the level was 0, but i changed 100% of her water anyway. 4 days later, it was at 160, unsafe. i didn't have a filter or a heater in DB's 2 litre vase, nor did i test the water at all. i'm going to look in the chat areas to see if anyone else has this sort of question.
  3. Saphira101
    03-13-2013 10:32 PM - permalink
    Hmmmm... Never heard that one before. Keep up on regular water changes and water test and you should be just fine. :)
  4. chicklette
    03-12-2013 06:53 PM - permalink
    I changed 50% of Jewel's water today, and I was reading the label for the water test strips. It said something like one of the levels can be increased by the filter and can lead to severe fish loss. Should I just remove the filter from her tank altogether? I really don't know if it is helping with anything anyway.
  5. chicklette
    03-11-2013 11:48 PM - permalink
    My profile picture is a picture I just took of JewelS tank. It was taken about 10 minutes ago
  6. chicklette
    03-07-2013 12:23 PM - permalink
    I'm doing a water change tomorrow, so I'll get a better beta pic then
  7. Saphira101
    03-06-2013 11:56 PM - permalink
    Could you post some pictures of your tank??? I'd LOVE to see it!!! :D
  8. Saphira101
    02-27-2013 07:52 PM - permalink
    usually when you do 100% water changes, the temp is a few degrees different. Also, the pH is different. It's slowly getting her used to the new pH instead of an immediate difference.
  9. chicklette
    02-27-2013 06:13 AM - permalink
    If the temperature of her old water is the same as the new water, why is it important to acclimate her?
  10. Saphira101
    02-25-2013 10:00 PM - permalink
    Great!!! Good luck!!!!

    Make sure if you get live food you don't get blackworms. They have been known to keep wriggling around in the fish's stomach and do serious damage. I personally prefer live daphnia, as they are yummy and help clear out the digestive system!!
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