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 Post subject: Betta is dying.
PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:57 pm 
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Damn things only last about 4 months.



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 Post subject: Re: Betta is dying.
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Do you feed them?
Do partial water changes?


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 Post subject: Re: Betta is dying.
PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:30 pm 
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Unless you get them from a quality supplier, that is pretty much what you can expect.

If you are doing a bowl, get another bowl. Betta will be in one, and fill the other bowl and set it aside to come to temp and pH equilibrium. Every weekend just flip him from one bowl to the other, clean up the dirty one and fill with fresh water and just keep repeating the cycle. If you are using softened water, find someplace in the building you can pull some water before it hits the softener.

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 Post subject: Re: Betta is dying.
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Also, use a little bit of gravel in the bottom if you aren't. Even with frequent water changes you need someplace for the nitrifying bacteria. Don't rinse the gravel with chlorinated muni water. Keep a gallon jug of dechlorinated water for rinsing the gravel.

With a weekly rotation between the two bowls and some gravel for bacteria you will see a good improvement in life span.

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 Post subject: Re: Betta is dying.
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Nitrifying bacteria?! :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Betta is dying.
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The guy is a fighter and is rallying.

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 Post subject: Re: Betta is dying.
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Fish has gone to his reward.


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 Post subject: Re: Betta is dying.
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Replacement guy is happy and wishes the forum well.


Congrats on getting the ping pong ball in the fish bowl.


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 Post subject: Re: Betta is dying.
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Trick is having the petsmart fish lady transfer the sushi guy from the cup to a bag first!

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 Post subject: Re: Betta is dying.
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My bad. I thought Betta was a goldfish you won at the state fair.


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A little Fluval five gallon tank I got for my mom for Mother's day a couple years ago. At one point we added cherry shrimp, and they exploded. It was crazy. And then they crashed. :mad:

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 Post subject: Re: Betta is dying.
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Betta Davis had big eyes.

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 Post subject: Re: Betta is dying.
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i've got a tank full of frogs. added cherry shrimp some time ago. they exploded in population so now I have lots of cherry shrimp. they make short work of anything that sinks to the bottom of the tank. they are very cool little things.

but now, i see zero baby shrimp. used to see scads of them. furthermore all of the frog eggs are failing.

nothing else appears to be unhealthy, but something has changed. not sure what. i did add a dose of fenbenzadole to kill off some worms.

basic water tests show nothing has changed. i've added a lot of activated charcoal and nitrate adsorbent to my filter system.


most recently, i added a chiller to the system so that the water temperature was not in the Death Zone. Maybe in a month i'll see positive results.

anyone need froglets? i gots extra.


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