I went to a local pet store today to see what I could use to get rid of this ammonia. The guy at the store told me that you can't get rid of it. He said the best thing to do is a 50% water change. After I told him it was a 2.5 gallon tank, 1 fish, fed 3 or 4 pellets every other day, he was very surprised to hear the reading was as high as 1 (which is very high). I asked him if the ammonia could be in my tap water, he said ammonia is toxic to humans to. I use tap water to brush my teeth and take my meds. He assured me it wasn't in my tap water.
I took this sample Thursday morning. Ivory hasn't acted any differently than he usually does. I'm sure it was a false reading. If the ammonia really was that high, he would be very sick, or floating by now.
Good to hear from you. I am glad you are busy its a best way to go through the day. I am happy for you! About frozen dried blood worms actually its can cause the constipation and bloating that is why people don't recommend it on the regular basis. But feed it as a snack about 2 times a wk.
I don't remember what kind of food you are using. But the NewLifeSpectrum and Omega one are the best food with the problem that your betta has. So try to order it on line or if you absolutely can't let me know and i will try to mail it to you.
Also people recommending frozen daphnia . Is he constipated do you think? Dod you see his poo? Make sure its not white or clear color , stringy wormy shape. It will mean internal bacteria or parasites.
I still am glad that I moved. When I was at the home, I spent most of my time in bed, now, I am up most all day, so my energy feels drained, that will hopefully change in another month. All 3 fish are doing well. Mazda and Zoom-Zoom arebbeginning to recognize me, and since I've had Ivory moved into my living room, he is happier (getting more attention). I still think he is a bit bloated. Someone from the forum suggested to feed him mosquito larvae found outside. I'm wondering if I could just give him the freezedried bloodworm twice a week. I'm going to ask her. How r u doing?