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Since the AmQuel Plus removes toxic nitrogen compounds that previously were impossible to remove without changing the water, the use of AmQuel Plus lessens the frequency for having to make water changes. It has been normal to recommend that 10 to 20 percent of the aquarium water should be changed weekly. While good advice, now this may be done less often, depending upon how crowded the aquarium is and the kinds of inhabitants. Larger-bodied animals consuming greater amounts of food will require more frequent water changes. Care needs to be taken to be sure that the water added is near the same temperature as the water in the bowl or aquarium. Some water from the hot water tap may be needed. Use a thermometer to determine the proper temperature. Water for Bettas and other tropical fishes should be between 72º-78º F (22º-25.5º C). Avoid placing Betta bowls close to heat sources such as furnaces or stoves, or cold and heat from windows. In aquariums over several months old long-term maintenance is needed, which is supplied by Kordon's Tidy Tank™ that removes sludge and organic debris from the substrate and filters, keeps tanks and gravel clean, and reduces odors. Tidy Tank also should be used to take care of overfeeding. Fish should not be fed more than 2-3% of their body weight per day in food. It is easy to overfeed, causing pollution. Do not feed more than the fish will eat in a few minutes. One or two feedings a day should be adequate. Fish can safely go for days without eating.
Betta Fish-Tap Water Okay?
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AVOID distilled water: this is a bad choice for aquarium water. Pure H20 doesn’t sound like a bad idea at first, but it isn’t the healthiest option for your fish. Bettas need minerals — it’s essential to their health. Distilled water will contain no minerals. Distilled water also tends to be quite expensive, which isn’t worth it if it’s not going to be beneficial to your betta. Tap water high in chlorine and heavy metals is extremely toxic to fish, and Bettas are no exception.
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Can you “see” PH? No. How can you tell if your local tap water has or has not a lot of mineral dissolved in it? By getting a small PH test kit. They are cheap and a must have. They come with a little glass tube (which you fill with the water you want to test) and a bottle of indicator liquid. You add 3 drops in the tube, shake well and watch the color change. They you will know if you are pregnant or not. :)) Just kidding. There’s a chart in there so you can compare your tube color to the chart and it will tell you where the PH is at. A neutral PH (7.0)(neither hard nor acid) turns the tube to a greenish blue color. And is also your ideal water balance. If you live in Southern California as I do, your test tube will turn a very dark, deep blue. Not good. That means your PH is very high (water is hard, full of minerals in suspension). Ph where I live is around 8.2. :(((( In some area of the country however, your tube might turn yellow, which indicates a soft water (PH= 6.0). The chart goes from 6.0 to 8.0. Most tropical fish need 7.0 (neutral) PH or less. Bettas are a little more lenient as I said. If you can have your PH at 7.0 then do by all means. How? The better test kits come with two bottles, one called PH up and one called PH down. You add drops from the PH down bottle to bring a high PH down (I add 10 drops per 2 1/2 gal of water) or add PH up to bring up a low PH. So as you can see, even though PH is invisible to you, you can measure it and adjust it. Although many water supplies are infiltrated with chlorine to eradicate bacteria that is harmful to human beings, chlorine can be a deadly substance for your Betta. Before you add your fish to your aquarium, it is absolutely necessary that you treat the tap water with a bottled chlorine remover which is available for purchase at any aquarium supply store or pet shop that sells fish. It’s a simple process if you follow the instructions.The chlorine found in tap water is, luckily, incredibly easy to remove with the addition of an aquarium water conditioner. Beta aquarium water conditioners contain de-chlorinators that break apart and neutralize the chlorine content in the tap water thereby rendering the chemical inert. Chlorine actually tends to remove itself from a water source by natural oxidation. The longer you let a bowl full of water with chlorine in it set out in the open, the more the chlorine will dissipate. Natural oxidation by way of letting a container full of water sit for a while coupled with a water conditioner is a sure way to make sure that your “soon to be” betta fish aquarium water is rid of chlorine. If you wanted to go the route of naturally removing the chlorine content from your tap water without the use of a water conditioner for aquariums (not necessarily recommended), you should let the tap water sit in an open topped container with an air stone pumping bubbles up from the bottom (you are looking for constant water agitation) for at least 24 hours. The larger the surface of the water is that actually touches the air, the more thoroughly the chlorine content will dissipate. It’s all about oxidation.These levels of nitrates and nitrites (10 ppm and 1 ppm respectively) that are commonly found straight from the tap water will generally not cause your fish any harm. These are fairly regular, and fairly low, levels for any betta fish aquarium. I just wanted to inform you about common occurrence of nitrites and the nitrates pre-existing in tap water. Especially because those are two inorganic chemicals that betta enthusiasts spend much of their time fighting.