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Can a betta fish thrive in a tank with a ph of 8.2? When I get my fish moved to my 30, I'd like ...
Can a betta fish thrive in a tank with a ph of 8.2? When I get my fish moved to my 30, I'd like to get a betta in my 10 gallon, but don't want to if the ph would be to high for him. Yes? No? Maybe? Thanks!
I think that 8.2 is just too high for a beta fish. Really hard water (I know, 2 different things but I think it's safe to assume that your water is hard) tends to curl betta fins and is just not a healthy long-term environment for a fish that origionates in soft water. Sorry.
PH reducer doesn't do any good, cause of the high buffer or something? I forget exactly how that works. But I've had the tetras for a long time and they do just fine in that ph, those particular ones anyway... the red eye tetras are closer to that range from what I know anyway. And the bloodfins are especially hardy, and they all look very healthy, so i dunno. :P If I ever get a bigger tank, over 55 gallons I could definately look into some cichlids though. :D Thanks.
Yes, I found it cool when i read about them, that when the parents have fry, they are protective, then when the fry grow up and get a little older, they help care for the parents next batch of fry. what a family huh? lol