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    I'm having to Rehome Jack the spadetail betta (the mean one) from the four gallon tank because i had to Move Rose into the 4 gallon tank as he was always trying to prevent the oto cats from getting any of the algae wafers i put in the tank because he'd go for eating them.

    I'm thinking that this may have also contributed on top of the fact that i was cleaning my ten gallon community tank too much to the consistent .5 ammo reading since stress in fish causes heightened respiratory activity.

    The question is this, once that ammo reading gets back under control (NITRITES are still consistently reading ZERO and NitrAtes are always 5-10 now) should i consider adding any additional stock to the tank?

    If so what would you suggest? I would want something that would let the oto cats feed and not bully them out of the way. Right now i'm on the second twelve hours of testing a zucchini slice on the aquarium veggie clip to see if anyone goes for it. Will pull it out later today and then put one in again tomorrow.

    I think rose is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.

    Thoughts?

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    Are you sure he is trying to sleep, or could something be wrong. Did he lay on his side in the other tank?
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    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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    +1 to the above

    From what I have read, a betta laying down on its side can be a sign that your temp is to low or your parameters are off. I would suggest double checking that

    http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=20058

    For your stocking question, what about a school of some smaller tetras ?
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    NOthing wrong with him, he's still swimming and yes he did lay on his side in the other tank. Benefits of watching him on the desktop tank.

    The temp is lower in the desktop tank because every heater i put in there gets algae bloom the tank...though i did wash it off recently, i'm going to try to put the spare 50w heater in there so it raises the temp a bit for him...I will be watching the temp very closely since i'm using the spare 50w that is meant for 10 gallon tanks. I have it on almost the lowest setting, but high enough that it generates a little heat.
    Last edited by Shidohari; 12-24-2012 at 01:17 PM.

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    [QUOTE=Shidohari]The temp is lower in the desktop tank because every heater i put in there gets algae bloom the tank...though i did wash it off recently, /QUOTE]


    Heaters do not in any manner cause algae - true, at lower temps algae grows slower but what causes algae is improver aquarium conditions; either light on too long, and/or too much nutrients in the tank - nitrates and/or phosphates. If algae is an issue, do more and larger water changes but don't remove the heater! The poor fish is tropical.
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    What temp are you keeping him at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indian Woods Angels
    What temp are you keeping him at?
    +1 - I was wondering the same thing - bettas are much happier in a warm environment - do you at least keep a thermometer in the tank?

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