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Forum: Tropical Fish Diseases   08-05-2008, 05:11 PM
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Posted By JMeenen
the Hydor is so flat you can stick it under your...

the Hydor is so flat you can stick it under your gravel..it will stick to glass or acrylic by little suction cups...they raise the temp only 5 degrees which is perfect for Betta tanks.
Forum: Tropical Fish Diseases   08-05-2008, 03:22 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By JMeenen
You have a 2.5 Gallon without a filter & heater?...

You have a 2.5 Gallon without a filter & heater? It almost sounds like the tank is going to have a bacterial bloom..it has not yet cycled and there is a fish in...that's pretty risky for Mr B....I...
Forum: Tropical Fish Diseases   08-05-2008, 11:43 AM
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Posted By JMeenen
Is it filmy on top or "oily" ?

Is it filmy on top or "oily" ?
Forum: Tropical Fish Diseases   08-05-2008, 11:43 AM
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Posted By JMeenen
Did the tank Cycle before you added the fish? How...

Did the tank Cycle before you added the fish? How long did the tank run with nothing in it before you put Mr Betta in? Does the water look at all cloudy throuh out or just on top?
Forum: Tropical Fish Diseases   08-05-2008, 10:14 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By JMeenen
When you had your tanks stored is it possible...

When you had your tanks stored is it possible that some chemical or oil or something got spilled in them?
Forum: Tropical Fish Diseases   08-05-2008, 07:08 AM
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Posted By JMeenen
There is no chlorine in your water? Do you have...

There is no chlorine in your water? Do you have well water? It could be some mineral in your water if you have well water or a water softener.
Forum: Tropical Fish Diseases   08-04-2008, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By JMeenen
Sparkle used to zip around like crazy for a while...

Sparkle used to zip around like crazy for a while too...he has calmed down quite a bit..I added more silk plants and a cave and that seemed to direct his attention away from zipping around.
Forum: Tropical Fish Diseases   08-04-2008, 07:47 PM
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Posted By JMeenen
are you using tap water with dechlorinator? Are...

are you using tap water with dechlorinator? Are you adding anything else besides dechlorinator?
Forum: Tropical Fish Diseases   08-04-2008, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,793
Posted By JMeenen
Swim Bladder Disorder Information and Symptoms ...

Swim Bladder Disorder Information and Symptoms

Swim Bladder Disorder is an extremely common betta ailment, and it typically looks worse than it actually is. I know, you're probably sitting there...
Forum: Tropical Fish Diseases   08-04-2008, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,793
Posted By JMeenen
does he look bloated?

does he look bloated?
Forum: Tropical Fish Diseases   08-01-2008, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 884
Posted By JMeenen
I would not recomend getting a Betta from aquabid...

I would not recomend getting a Betta from aquabid untill you get more experience at Betta keeping..check out the "Sticky" at the beginning of the Topics, do some research and try again.Check out the...
Forum: Tropical Fish Diseases   07-28-2008, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,125
Posted By JMeenen
like I said previously...in a bowl you will need...

like I said previously...in a bowl you will need more than a weekly water change
Forum: Tropical Fish Diseases   07-28-2008, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By JMeenen
In a small "Betta Bowl" I would think that a 50%...

In a small "Betta Bowl" I would think that a 50% water change weekly is not enough..If I had a Betta in a bowl I would make sure that daily you suck out poo & uneaten food with a turkey baster or...
Forum: Tropical Fish Diseases   07-23-2008, 04:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,549
Posted By JMeenen
I would suggest either one or the other Aquarium...

I would suggest either one or the other Aquarium salt OR Medication but not together
Forum: Tropical Fish Diseases   07-23-2008, 02:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,549
Posted By JMeenen
Possibly when he got tangled up in the vac he got...

Possibly when he got tangled up in the vac he got a small tear in his tail ..the as you know they rest and also drag thir tails along the gravel bottom picking up bactera from the gravel...
Forum: Tropical Fish Diseases   07-23-2008, 02:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,549
Posted By JMeenen
he developed fin rot after he was injured in the...

he developed fin rot after he was injured in the gravel vac right?
Forum: Tropical Fish Diseases   07-23-2008, 02:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,549
Posted By JMeenen
It is inteesting that only the tail fin is...

It is inteesting that only the tail fin is affected....all other fins look fine.
Forum: Tropical Fish Diseases   07-23-2008, 08:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,919
Posted By JMeenen
I would look for Daphnia..but if he is not...

I would look for Daphnia..but if he is not getting any relief you can do an epsom salt bath...here is a piece from an article on Betta fish constipation from the web:

Use One Gallon of pretreated...
Forum: Tropical Fish Diseases   07-23-2008, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,017
Posted By JMeenen
The way you describe his behavior he is being...

The way you describe his behavior he is being poisoned probebly be the amonia spike in your new tank...that is why he would be better off in a bowl right now..you can do daily water change..you can...
Forum: Tropical Fish Diseases   07-22-2008, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,017
Posted By JMeenen
you should have let you tank run for a while...

you should have let you tank run for a while before adding the fish to let it cycle...that is why it is cloudy...you have a filter and no heater?...a constant temperature is necessary..at the point...
Forum: Tropical Fish Diseases   07-22-2008, 06:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,919
Posted By JMeenen
try just holding it and see if he will come up...

try just holding it and see if he will come up and take it...
Forum: Tropical Fish Diseases   07-22-2008, 11:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,919
Posted By JMeenen
I don't know why it posted twice..computer not...

I don't know why it posted twice..computer not feeling well today I guess
Forum: Tropical Fish Diseases   07-22-2008, 10:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,919
Posted By JMeenen
Good luck with the little guy..let us know

Good luck with the little guy..let us know
Forum: Tropical Fish Diseases   07-22-2008, 10:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,919
Posted By JMeenen
Good luck with the little guy..let us know

Good luck with the little guy..let us know
Forum: Tropical Fish Diseases   07-22-2008, 07:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,017
Posted By JMeenen
He is pretty...looks like Red & Black?

He is pretty...looks like Red & Black?
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