My betta isnt doing well - Page 2
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Beginner Freshwater Aquarium » My betta isnt doing well

My betta isnt doing well

This is a discussion on My betta isnt doing well within the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> If you are already using a conditioner,you really don't have to let it sit at all. Even tho letting the water sit will get ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Black Neon Tetra
Black Neon Tetra
Spadetailed Checkerboard Cichlid
Spadetailed Checkerboard Cichlid
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
My betta isnt doing well
Old 12-13-2009, 06:02 PM   #11
 
Merry Michael's Avatar
 
If you are already using a conditioner,you really don't have to let it sit at all. Even tho letting the water sit will get rid of chlorine...it won't get rid of chlorimines(that some waters have,especially if you have city water). I f you are letting it sit,how then are you putting it in the tank at the correct temp? Best to just use a good conditioner,and put it in the tank!
Merry Michael is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2009, 06:14 PM   #12
 
First i set the gallon jug next to the tank and put one of the heaters in it to get it to the right temps then i slowly pour it in over the rock formation. I repeat for the other gallon jugs.
Thomas214 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2009, 06:58 PM   #13
 
Angel079's Avatar
 
Uhm that's quite some hassle IMO... I just use a good conditioner fill up the buckets with -/+same temp (hand test temp only) and then in the tank, worked for years this way.
Angel079 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2009, 07:18 PM   #14
 
Merry Michael's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Angel079 View Post
Uhm that's quite some hassle IMO... I just use a good conditioner fill up the buckets with -/+same temp (hand test temp only) and then in the tank, worked for years this way.
This is also what I do...for mucho many years Just get a good conditioner,and away ya go! If your not sure about the finger testing the temp,get another bobber thermometer and use that in the bucket of new water that you'll be adding!Wee,simple
Merry Michael is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2009, 07:22 PM   #15
 
La Reina's Avatar
 
I do the "baby" thing for testing temp. I run my wrist under the faucet to get the right temperature prior to adding water to the buckets.

I'm sure your betta will perk up. When did you get him? Watch his fins really carefully, when I got my (ex) betta he came down with something that ate up his fins within three days of bringing him home. I didn't catch it in time.
La Reina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2009, 07:57 PM   #16
 
I did a water change 1 hour and a half ago and i just tested it the readings are:
NO3:.03ppm
No2:0ppm
pH:7
Kh: 50
GH:120

I got my betta in august 2009. I didnt know that he had a diesease but after some research I concluded that he had fin rot. I treated him and his fins parshly grew back. I added tank buddies in september 2009 and he be came more active. After stablizing his temp (recently done) and At the same time added new fake plants (He doesnt like new things but after 3-4 hours he loves them) but after stablizing temps within tank he became even more active(at times keeping up with Zebra danios). And with the new filter I cant find anything flooting in the water.
Thomas214 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2009, 09:01 PM   #17
 
Merry Michael's Avatar
 
Good for you!! It's all really trail 'n error for all of us too! Now,try and keep the water to those parameters...good deal!! It sounds like your Betta will do well...congrats!
Merry Michael is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:19 PM.