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Old 04-27-2015, 11:03 PM   #11
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Welcome to AA. Looks like your already getting a book load of info. Told you tbere was some great people one here lol.

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Old 04-27-2015, 11:16 PM   #12
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Old 04-27-2015, 11:33 PM   #13
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Also get an API freshwater master test kit! Everybody needs one of those.
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Thanks for all the responses to my questions! This has helped me tremendously in setting a concrete foundation for keeping my future Betta!

A few more questions guys!

-Disease. With a cycled tank, regular water changes, and ideal temperature how worried do I have to be?


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Old 04-27-2015, 11:40 PM   #16
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You're most welcome!

Clean water, from my understanding of being on this forum, keeps most things at bay/very low risk of happening.

Likely you won't have much to worry about, but, things do happen sometimes

We keep our bettas around 78 degrees F. In my opinion after doing lots of research, that is the ideal temperature for them.
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Here's my favorite Betta, Luis!
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New fish here :)

In my time of fish keeping the fish that I have ever had die on me died for 2 reasons.

1. They were already sick when I got them- this is where a quarantine tank comes in handy especially if you have a community tank so it doesn't make the rest of your fish sick.

2. Human error/equipment failure- I've had filters go out on me, some have heaters short circuit and fry their tank(I've never had this problem). Where I killed quite a few fish was in the beginning I had no knowledge whatsoever of cycling a tank. I could have saved a lot of lives if I had known this. That's why it's crucial to read up on cycling and make sure you do it properly so your fish is stress free in their environment.

One thing I forgot to mention and didn't see it mentioned. Test strips are junk! Get yourself an API Liquid Test Kit. It's x1000000000 times more accurate than strips, is a life saver during cycling so you know how far along you are, can give you an idea on your water change schedule, and if you do happen to run into problems you can test your water to make sure nothing is out of whack in the tank *deep breaths* any other questions feel free to ask



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Thank you! He is full of personality. If you have an insta I post daily photos of my fish on there


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You're welcome! I love bettas! They all have their own personality.

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Thanks for all the responses to my questions! This has helped me tremendously in setting a concrete foundation for keeping my future Betta!

A few more questions guys!

-Disease. With a cycled tank, regular water changes, and ideal temperature how worried do I have to be?


New fish.
Not worried at all. As Caleb said, 95% of disease happens within a month or so of getting a new fish- usually something they succumbed to while under poor conditions during shipping and display. Once they become healthy and established in their new habitat, with proper care disease becomes almost nonexistent. In fact I can think of just 3 times in 11 years of fishkeeping that disease set in outside of the first month of having a fish. And 2 of those were Dwarf Gourami Iridovirus which is its own ridiculous thing (and not a threat to betta fish)
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