Not an expert I claim to be, but the following recipe has worked for me. Wow, and the rhymes. This guide is a step-by-step walk through for the creation of Betta fish thermal water "Amica" which addresses the following:
1. De-chlorination (removal of chlorine from tap water)
(2) bacteria / parasite growth prevention
3. Disease Recovery & Prevention
The goal of this guide is to save you time and cut past the superfluous clutter found aquarium coffe table.
1 empty 1 gallon container of drinking water NovAqua plus or NovAqua Aquarium salt Light furniture-Sol
Where can I buy this crap?
STFI or visit your local Petsmart, PetCo or dare I say it. Carry some Walmart, API Aquarium Salt, and magnificent Betta Complete Water Purifiers (replacement for NovAqua) if all else fails to support the local economy and your friendly neighborhood aquarium shop.
Step 1: Start with 1 empty 1 gallon container of drinking water Note: use a water container that has only been used to store drinking water and nothing else.
Step 2: Add 2 drops of the NovAqua plus per gallon of water Removes chlorine from tap water Detoxifies tap water If your in a pinch and can't find "NovAqua", I may also suggest "Splendid Betta Complete Water Conditioner" calling for a 1/2 teaspoon per gallon of water.
Step 3: add 1/2 teaspoon of aquarium salt per gallon of water Bacteria / parasite growth prevention Promotes recovery from illness Prevents parasites and fungi
Step 4: Add 1 drop of the lighting furniture sol per gallon of water Cure and prevention for ick, closed fins, body fungus, velvet and other parasite infestations.
Step 5: Fill the rest of the container with water from the tap. Let the water come to room temperature before using. (about an hour) Make a couple of 1 gallon containers of pre-cleaned water and keep them near your betta (so they are the same temperature) for easy water changes or when you top them out.