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Bettas in blue water

Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium - all types' started by ILoveGreatDanes, May 1, 2004.

  1. ILoveGreatDanes

    ILoveGreatDanes New Member

    Why is the water blue in those little containers that they ship betta fish in? What exactly is this? Something just to make the containers fancier so that they stand out and people want to buy them...or is it something else? Its not food coloring is it?
  2. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    I think it's something like stress coat or an anti ich medicine.

  3. tina1

    tina1 New Member

    I've always heard the blue stuff is like anesthesia so the fish are calm and sedated for their trip to the lfs.
  4. 3_second_memory

    3_second_memory New Member

    i think you should just put diazepam in there so they are sedated with clear water!

    white spot treatment is blue!
  5. OneWolvesDream

    OneWolvesDream New Member

    its a form of treatment. all treatments (well most) have coloring. my ick makes the water blue but good question!!
  6. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    Most ich medications contain methylene blue or malachite green which are both dyes (I used them all the time in my microbiology class).

  7. OneWolvesDream

    OneWolvesDream New Member

    yup, mine is quick cure, i used it and it was a blue. i liked the effect
  8. Fish Addict

    Fish Addict New Member

    it is a mediction

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