02-06-2011, 06:34 PM
| || | That's a good thought. I actually forgot traces of copper is possible. The fish may be fine but invertebrates are more sensitive to traces of heavy metals. Heavy metals are even more toxic at acidic pH than alkaline.
Originally Posted by Chicklet
I always send a few testers first when I plan to move to another tank,
Some tanks just never work out, Everything being equal, yet still fails.
The best solution I have found when really needing to transfer to a tank that just doesn't want to agree with the snails,
I transfer half the water from the original tank to the transfer tank, Sometimes this works, Sometimes not, The same holds true with 100 per cent from the original tank to the transfer, I have seen others with the same problem, I have become incline to think possible something in the sealant/building of the tank thats not in agreement with the snails.
What's the pH, Lisa?
Where did you buy the betta tank?
Has it been treated with copper before?
The strange thing is the betta is absolutely fine so it is not possible that the silicon, if it's not for aquarium use, is the culprit.