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Conversation Between Oldfishlady and inkrealm
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  1. inkrealm
    05-24-2011 08:09 PM - permalink
    Hi OFL, ^-^
    I got my liquid test kit today and I had just a few questions,
    my ammonia is fine,
    no nitrate, no nitrite,
    but my PH is still around 5.5 ( too low to be tested by AFI liquid, and almost too low for strips ) and my Alk is higher than my Hardness :/
    today it was ridiculously higher, so I did some water change, but not a lot since I'd already been poking in his tank a lot today fixing some plants,
    do you know any natural ways to ajust these water issues? if not should I get some products? or just leave them be?
    it's also not currently aerated except for the filter if this helps at all,
    thankyou :) :)
  2. inkrealm
    05-18-2011 11:51 AM - permalink
    no worries, I'm sorry to hear you're sick D: I hope you feel better very soon D:
    I will ask my parents if I can get some Prime and add it in and see,
    I hope you feel better soon, thankyou for the help <3
  3. inkrealm
    05-18-2011 11:50 AM - permalink
    sorry, the reddish brown is on his VENTRALS.
    and the ammonia was 0.2 not 2, awful awful AWFUL typo. the Prime still might be a good thing to try though.
  4. inkrealm
    05-18-2011 10:29 AM - permalink
    I didn't feed him yesterday, and I started feeding him again today,
    and the pellets aren't floating like they usually do, if this means anything, they sink almost immediately.
  5. inkrealm
    05-18-2011 10:28 AM - permalink
    know what might be wrong with him? :/ other than the weird darting and floating around I can't see anything,
    his fin's still a little torn, he has some discolored scales, ( off shade of the rest of the blue on his body ) some redish brown on his pectorals but he's a blue VT so I figured this was his color coming in.... he has some blackish navy blue specks on his tail, I think this is pigment from his real color though because his fins are kindof washed-out still? he had all this when he came from the cup except the rip, which has been healing, but slowed down, ( not getting worse again either though ) and the red on the fins which is really obvious to the point I thought they were bleeding at first, and some much less obvious red hues on the anal, and red brown that follows the shape of his gills behind his eyes. do you think it's parasites or could it be the low PH?
    I use treated tap water, BettaSafe, thankyou for the help, D:
  6. inkrealm
    05-18-2011 10:28 AM - permalink
    so it shouldn't be a parasite should it? should I put him in the ( hot water-washed ) cup he came home in and add some AQ salt?
    the PH is kindof low, around 5.5 ( the lowest on the strip so maybe even lower than that ) D:
    and the ammonia is almost 2.0 so I'mma do a 50 change,
    my dad's getting the master kit tonight, but for now I'm using the strips,
    do you
  7. inkrealm
    05-18-2011 10:27 AM - permalink
    Hi OFL ^-^
    if you have some time could you read over this and see if you know what's up with my betta?
    I removed the AQ salt like you suggested, and he's started acting odd.
    that night he was acting u so I turned off the light thinking maybe he was tired of it, and that seemed to work,
    next day he was being strange though.
    he keeps dart swmming ( wriggling really hard and deliberately ) towards the bottom, he pushes himself into the gravel and darts along it and sits in it, and floats back up ( not really using his fins ) really slow, and swims around for a bit kindof lazily and then starts again D:
    he has no white spots ( like itch ) and I know it could be a parasite too small to see.... but the water is clean and he had the AQ salt a day or two, and it's always around 78 degress,
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