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When Changing Water For Your Betta

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  1. Nansi

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    Oct 12,2019

    Yesterday I Was Changing Water To My
    Betta Bowl - So I Put My Blue Boy In A Betta Cup. Everything Was Going Fine Until I Was Transfering My Beta Back Into
    His Betta Bowl - As I Was Doing That My
    Betta Decided To Jump And He Fell Into
    The Sink

    When I unscrewed The pipes under the sink n Looked For Him He Was Gone

    Omg I Don’t Think He Lived he must have Went thru the Sewer pipe my poor baby ! So Lesson Here is Make Sure Your No Wear Near A Sink Unless You
    Have A Rubber Stopper in The Sink

    I Will Miss My Blue Betta

    However My Husband Brought me
    A Beautiful Dragon Scale Male Betta
     

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    Hi and welcome to the forum :)

    You know what happens to Bettas that end up in the sewer, they come out of the toilet when you're using it.

    only kidding they don't come out of the loo :)

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    You don't need to move fish out of tanks when you do a water change. Just use a gravel cleaner to drain some of the water out and to clean the gravel, then top the tank back up with dechlorinated water.

    You can buy basic model gravel cleaners from any pet shop or online. You don't need anything fancy, just get a model like the one in the following link.
    https://www.about-goldfish.com/aquarium-cleaning.html
     
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    That's a drag. As I was reading I thought you'd say he jumped onto the floor but reading further he went down the drain. I would soil myself if that ever happened. I do know one thing for sure: you will never let that happen again. That's one of those once and never again things. Total bummer for you. :(
     
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    Yes Your Right I feel bad my boy blue is gone
     
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    Lol Thank You For Giving Me This Info . We brought A New Betta Lastnite- it’s A Dragon Scale Male He is Gorgeous n we Named Him Neptune
     
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    He could be alive and living in the sewage waste plant with all of the other flushed or sink accident fish. At least until the water is treated. Colin has s correct. I never move my fish out when cleaning.
     
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    Deanasue

    I know Now I’m So Upset That It Happened To My 1st Betta Blue Was He Name
    Trust me I feel Bad I Miss Him. But If
    Blue Alive How Will He Survive Without Food n clean water
     
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    Sadly, eventually he won’t but it could buy him a little time. That’s why we’re cautioned not to flush live fish. They can end up in public waterways and affect the eco system.They eat algae, bugs, etc. I have accidentally sucked up a couple of fish in my time and didn’t even realize it until later when they weren’t in the tank. Felt awful. One was a beautiful black Moscow guppy. We live and learn.
     
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    Sorry That Happened To You Guppy
    Husband n I are thinking Biying more different types of male BETTAS they have stackable aquariums for bettas
     
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    Sounds great. Just make sure each tank is at least 2.5 gallons. 5 gallons per s better. :)
     
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    There in A fish bowl No Tank
     
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    This Is My New Dragon Scale Betta
    Neptune we Brought Him Yesterday
     
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    Beautiful betta! They need to be kept in 80F temp and as mentioned previously, they need at bare minimum of 2.5 gallon container. Is there a heater in there? How often do you change the water? Are you aware of the aquarium nitrogen cycle? Ammonia, nitrites, and nitrates form in the water and become toxic to your fish. It will be very difficult to maintain a cycle in a bowl that small. You will need to do big water changes at every 48 hours. Here is our post on the Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle. Please read to better understand. Contrary to what some pet shop stores will tell you, a betta will not live long in a vase or small container. I want you to be successful. Feel free to ask any questions after reading this information. http://www.fishforums.net/index.php?/topic/421488-cycling-your-first-fresh-water-tank/
     
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    please please please listen to the advice and save vases for flowers, not fish
     
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    Couldn't agree more
     
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