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    Best 'bacteria Booster'?

    Thanks guys. Will look up that pure aquarium, kehza. So, should I just be doing w/c's more regularly, then, rather than dosing prime daily, or a combo? Can't find a sample on the site, will keep looking.
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    Best 'bacteria Booster'?

    Thanks for that TwoTankAmin. Does that mean that the Seachem Stability will have no effect on the bacteria levels in there? I bought it with the impression that Seachem was a good brand and hence presumed it'd work after reading some good reviews on people setting up tanks with it. I don't think...
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    I Think My Betta Has Fin Rot?!

    He'll have more room in the bucket if it's bigger than his 0.5 gallon container, but you ought to cover it so that he doesn't jump out even though it's only 2/3 full - bettas are very good jumpers when they want to be. I'd keep up with those w/c's and try to get a small filter and tank etc set...
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    Best 'bacteria Booster'?

    ShinySideUp - Yeah, that's what I'd thought too, but I'd guessed they must have some good effect as I have heard some positive stories from them     Earlier I went to a local store I don't usually visit and they had Seachem Prime and Seachem Stability - I've dosed enough Prime to get rid of the...
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    Best 'bacteria Booster'?

    I'll be doing a massive water change tomorrow but if this sort of thing will help, I would really appriciate some advice.    I've had problems after a die-back in bacteria after the filter cut out for a few days. I know my local PaH store has API Stress Zyme and a PaH own-brand filter booster...
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    White Stringy Poop And Other Issues...

    Will try to get one done tomorrow, then. How large? With any luck the bacteria in the filter will get back up soon enough and things'll improve.
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    White Stringy Poop And Other Issues...

    Have tested for ammonia - test tube wasn't quite clean from last time but disappointingly it was still around 1. Guess I have lost some bacteria  I figure I'll have some nitrIte in there too, then. Looks like some water changes are needed as well as medication!
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    White Stringy Poop And Other Issues...

    Having done some more googling, I'm beginning to wonder if it's an internal bacterial infection that he's got:   "Betta may have clamped fins, lay at bottom or at surface, not eat, lose its color, turn gray, barely swim around"   "Physical: Paleness or loss of color, rapid breathing, fin...
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    Where To Buy Internal Parasite Treatment Uk

    I've searched several websites now but I'm struggling - anyone know any brands that make a treatment for internal parasites?   Thanks
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    White Stringy Poop And Other Issues...

     I'm in the UK, so seeing your in the US, the names probably won't be the same - I'll have a look on other sites for medication.     Is there anything else that you would recommend I do? I greatly appreciate the advice.
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    White Stringy Poop And Other Issues...

    Thanks. Fortunately the media stayed wet the whole time - I'll check the water parameters tonight re the ammonia and nitrite. Luckily it's only him and a small tadpole snail that came in a few months ago on some plants (thankfully only one, I've made that mistake before :sly:) in the tank so...
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    White Stringy Poop And Other Issues...

    Thanks. Will try to get him a thermometer soon. It had gone through my head about his age, as he could easily be getting on for 3 years of age now - he was clearly fairly old when I bought him as he had such full fins. What strikes me though is this fairly sudden decline which I suppose made me...
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    White Stringy Poop And Other Issues...

    I'm struggling to get pictures. Any advice without them for the time being? He's almost constantly lethargic, laying on plants or just on the substrate. Would it be of any benefit to keep the light off? Should he be fed?
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    White Stringy Poop And Other Issues...

      To be honest, I don't have a thermometer in there since the last one broke. However the heaters on and feels the right kind of temp gauging from when I used a thermometer. Will try to get pics if they'll help.    Recently I have been having problems with the filter and the did tank have to go...
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    White Stringy Poop And Other Issues...

    Gosh, it's ages since I've been on here! I have had my betta for around 1.5 years now and he's in a 28L (7.4 US gallon) filtered and heated tank. Currently he's fed on freeze-dried bloodworms as his other food has run out, although he has unfortunately been on this for a while now (which I know...
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