12-13-2009, 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Thomas214
Hi Thomas214! Is this Betta new to you..or to the tank? Sounds like you just got him,but I may be wrong!
Anyway,those poor store-bought Bettas just sit in those tiny little water-cups...this stresses them out to no-end! Also,by the time they've arrived at the store,they may be anywhere from a year to two years old! Let me see...you're pH level is a bit high for Bettas,they seem to really like it neutral (pH 7),the temp is fine as long as it is stable at that 79'F! The dH (water hardness),Bettas like it soft...so,less than 25.nitrites and nitrates should be at 0(or as close to that as possible!). The best way to keep the water "livable" for your Betta (or all your fish,for that matter),is to do weekly,or more often,water changes! At least a quarter tank change each time! Remember...when in doubt,change the water!
Ya know, if everything in your tank is stable,just give the little guy a few days to assimilate his new situation...He'll have thought that he's in Fishie Heaven!!