My betta isnt doing well
My betta (tucker) is slowing down. He is still eating fine. but he isnt swimming as much as he used to. I thought is might be because of the uneven temperatures in the tank because my dad keeps my house at 62 F so the half of the tank that my heater wasnt was 3 F coller then the other half so I bought another heater to go on the otherside of the tank and the temperatures are perfectly even throught the tank and after that he starting becoming more active but he still isnt swimming like he used to. My Zebra danios are doing better then ever. And i have a very healthy oto catfish. What is wrong? Is it just him getting used to the tank so there isnt anything to explore or is there something wrong?
What are your water parameters? If your water is off, your fish will be too.
What temperature is your tank at?
My temperature is at 78 F
All my readings came out the same as always. I have noticed now that the water temp is stable and even. And he is back to normal and slitly more active. I installed the extra heater about an hour and a half ago.
And what, pray tell, are your readings? :) NH3, NO3, NO2 etc...
If you don't have a test kit, I strongly reccomend the API liquid ones.
And i was thinking about getting a real plant. Can/should I get one? What type?
You shouldn't have no Nitrate in a cycled tank...how much water do you change how often?
This could well stress a already weakened Betta
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!!:-PGood luck!
I am due to make a 25% water change tonight. I do 25% water changes every sunday.
Given your reading, do a lil more - And you do use water conditioner right?
I use water conditioner and let my water sit out for 4 days before allowing it to enter my tank. I also gravel vac every time i do a water change.
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