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  1. Saphira101
    03-26-2013 11:03 AM - permalink
    I'm glad you figured out what the problem was. Keep me updated! :D
  2. Saphira101
    03-25-2013 12:42 AM - permalink
    Good luck!
  3. Saphira101
    03-23-2013 01:10 AM - permalink
    Have you posted in the diseases and emergencies section? You'll find loads of help there from more knowledgeable people than I am. I don't know much about swim bladder diseases.
  4. Saphira101
    03-16-2013 01:41 AM - permalink
    I'm sure she's OK. She won't necessarily drop the eggs, both my girls are eggy and never have. It's probably not the mirror, either. She'd recognize her reflection as a female Betta, not a male. If you are truly concerned though, I'd suggest making a thread in the "Betta fish care" section. Though I really don't think you have anything to be worried about. :)
  5. Saphira101
    03-13-2013 11:32 PM - permalink
    Hmmmm... Never heard that one before. Keep up on regular water changes and water test and you should be just fine. :)
  6. Saphira101
    03-07-2013 12:56 AM - permalink
    Could you post some pictures of your tank??? I'd LOVE to see it!!! :D
  7. Saphira101
    02-27-2013 08:52 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.
  8. tekkguy
    02-27-2013 11:30 AM - permalink
    The stuff that I posted is called Poly-Fil. It's 100% polyester fibers. Don't use the kind that's marked as flame retardant or mold resistant ... it has chemicals.

    A lot of dollar store sponges are biodegradable ... sounds like that's what happened to you. The carwash sponges tend to be ok, but what you want to look for in a foam sponge is one that water runs through instead of soaking like towel or dishwashing sponge would - and make sure it has no chemicals, is not biodegradable, etc.
  9. Saphira101
    02-25-2013 11:00 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!!
  10. Saphira101
    02-25-2013 12:19 AM - permalink
    Sorry chicklette, I'll do my best to explain. The way I acclimate is I cup the Betta (the cup is half full of water) and float it in the tank. Every 15 minutes over the course of an hour, add a little more water, so that at the end of the hour the cup will be full. At the end of the hour, wait five minutes then net the Betta into the tank. I know others have a different way of doing this, but it's what works for me.

    I hope this helps and isn't too confusing! ~Saphira

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    I was introduced to my first beta fish at my sister's wedding.
    hamilton, canada
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