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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Packin' Heat, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. Packin' Heat

    Packin' Heat

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    will an algaecide hurt a beta fish?

    and I'm not talking about bleach :wow:, just the regular pet store type algae killer such as Algaefix.
     
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    whitetiger7653 NRA Life Member

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    No stupid not enough characters
     

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    Lone_Wolfe Sandbox Refugee CLM

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    I couldn't imagine that it would, Bettas are air-breathers and less sensitive to water additives than most fish.
     
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    what i would do is take the beta out,

    drain the tank,

    clean the tank with a mild bleach and water,

    thouroughly rinse the tank,

    fill the tank and let it sit over night

    put beta back in
     
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    WHAT! You'll re-cycle the whole tank and increase the chance that the fish will die.
     
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    I would say it's harmless....maybe check a fish forum? I use it all the time in my aquarium, but I have Cichlids. Sure makes maintenance easier.
     
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    It's harmless to fish. It kills algae, plants, and invertebrates.
     
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    Geeorge Sarcasm Inc.

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    I have a plestocamus in with my beta's and they don't bother it
     
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    Might as well flush the beta down the toilet.