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  1. #11

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    Quote Originally Posted by BabyBetta mom
    I keep the water that is waiting in a pitcher that has a lid, so nothing gets in there. Bought the pitcher specifically for fish care, so it has never had anything else in it.
    ~BabyBetta mom
    Tiari has given very good advice - you should also know that there is no need to keep water waiting in a pitcher - once water conditioner is added, it instantly removes chlorine. Very smart to use a pitcher just for the fish.

    Your job until you can upgrade to a larger tank is to keep ammonia out of the bettas environment - this is done by frequent water changes, cleaning out any uneaten food right away so it doesn't rot and trying to maintain water temp.

    There is also no need to add salt - salt is generally used to treat specific illnesses.

  2. #12

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    Aug 2012

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    They didn't have rainbowfish, but have a guppy! - Lolita   Thanks for the help. Have a tetra! :) - tate8   Betta are awesome! - Tiari   Thank you :) - MCHRKiller   Happy X-mas! :-) - MCHRKiller   


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    You're doing great! Just keep up the maintenance, and hopefully you will find your bigger tank.

    I always takes a while to educate yourself on something new. There is always a mistake or two, so know that it's common for there to be learning curve and you won't know it all right away.

    I think we know what you'll be asking for for Christmas!!
    1 - 55 gallon planted community
    3 - 10 to 20 gallon planted betta tanks
    My advice: slow down, think, and be willing to learn. Then you'll be fine, no matter what.

  3. #13

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    Reply to Andrea,
    The reason I put the water in the pitcher is so it can get to room temperature before I use it. Don't want to add temperature shock to everything else baby's having to deal with. I understand that the water is safe chemically as soon as the conditioner is added.

    Tiari, I am continuing with the water changes and the fin clamping has stopped.

    Beth, thank you for the encouragement.

    If y'all can think of anything else you've run into with Betta care and want to share it with me, go right ahead. I enjoy learning, and would like to know more about common mistakes ahead of time so I don't have to repeat them. :-)

    Thanks again to everyone for all the help!!!!

    ~BabyBetta mom

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