Betta fish questions

Is it spelled 'betta' or 'beta'?

  • betta

    Votes: 43 79.6%
  • beta

    Votes: 9 16.7%
  • doesn't really matter/don't care

    Votes: 2 3.7%

  • Total voters
    54

yakitori

Songster
Jun 22, 2020
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New York
I drive to town and get town water for my water changes.
I used to live in NYC, which is renowned for it’s great fish keeping water...
Then I moved upstate and now have insanely hard well water like yours. I rescued a poor cold lone surviving betta from a school project last year, and I mixed my well water with RO in a 25:75 ratio and that brought all the numbers back down to acceptable range. I have RO in the house so that was the easiest no brainer method for me. the fish recovered and lived for almost another year. Unfortunately someone in the house sprayed bug spray near his tank, it got into the water and killed him :(
 

yakitori

Songster
Jun 22, 2020
559
949
171
New York
Oh no! That's so sad. I'm sorry. :hugs
It was... it was also my fault for not keeping the tank properly covered :(
Seeing him recover was very rewarding. He was part of some project at my sister's high school. The bettas were kept in unheated tanks and one day in winter, someone forgot to close the windows... All the fish froze to death and he was the only survivor...

The day I brought him home (I had to make an emergency run to the pet store to get everything as I had given away all my tanks and equipment):
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I believe this was a month or two later:
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HappyClucker7

Crowing
Apr 28, 2016
3,542
10,903
482
New York
It was... it was also my fault for not keeping the tank properly covered :(
Seeing him recover was very rewarding. He was part of some project at my sister's high school. The bettas were kept in unheated tanks and one day in winter, someone forgot to close the windows... All the fish froze to death and he was the only survivor...

The day I brought him home (I had to make an emergency run to the pet store to get everything as I had given away all my tanks and equipment):
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I believe this was a month or two later:
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Wow! That's a big improvement! Good job saving him.
 

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