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  1. #11

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    The ammonia and nitrites were 0 and it was 3 nitrates and the tank was fully cycled.I am starting to feel that I didn't acclimatise the betta properly as I have been hearing that sometimes they have took up to 24 hours at it.But more advice is appreciated.

    Thanks.

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    Hum. well that's a stumper.
    Here's the deal with bettas. You probably did nothing wrong. They breed so many of them and they are kept in pretty bad conditions. then they're shipped for hours and end up in those tiny little containers. So the stock is weak when you get it.

    I was like you for a while. I'd had 2 bettas die back to back and it broke my heart and I decided I was never going to get another one. Then I was in a Petco one day and of course one caught my eye. Right then I decided I was going to rescue it. If it lived only a little while, at least it had a good environment for that period of time. So now, if I do lose a betta, I go rescue another one.
    Anyway, something to think about especially since your selection is limited.
    I would think that if it died within a week that your fish store would replace it for you.

    How warm did you keep the water BTW? And did the filter make a lot of current? Bettas like quiet water. They also like a little hidey hole - like a piece of driftwood they can tuck under when they want solitude.
    As for neons with bettas - i always keep neons with my betta. I've never had an issue but that's not to say that it won't happen in the future with another betta.

    I'd also acclimate for around 90 minutes. Hang the open bag inside the tank first to get the water temp the same. then every 10 minutes add a little bit of tank water to the bag until your 90 minutes are up. And don't add any of the water that the betta came in to you tank water. Pour the betta in to a net or something then put him in.

    Quote Originally Posted by Timthegoldfish View Post
    The levels were zero and it was fully cycled.
    Last edited by fishmommie; 01-17-2015 at 10:22 PM.
    30 g FW planted:corys, female ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, rummies,
    15 g FW planted:2 male guppies, neons, pygmy corys, clown pleco, 4 types of shrimp, assassin snails
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    I keep the water at 25 degrees Celsius and at lowest my filter is kind of rough but I have no other filter.

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    Temp is good. If you're not happy with your filter, you could make a sponge filter very inexpensively. Google search: 'how to make a sponge filter for an aquarium' and you'll find several utube videos to show you what you need and how to do it. :o)

    Quote Originally Posted by Timthegoldfish View Post
    I keep the water at 25 degrees Celsius and at lowest my filter is kind of rough but I have no other filter.
    30 g FW planted:corys, female ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, rummies,
    15 g FW planted:2 male guppies, neons, pygmy corys, clown pleco, 4 types of shrimp, assassin snails
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    Do you think I didn't acclimatise my betta longer as I only acclimatised them for at least 20 minutes and what method do you suggest?

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    It could have made a difference but only if the pH in the fish store was drastically different than yours. As I said, many bettas are weak when they arrive and they just don't make it. You had a bad streak of luck :o(

    Go back to post 12, last paragraph where I suggested a method for acclimating fish.

    Is there a chance that your lfs has harelquin rasboras? those are nice, hardy fish and really pretty. The would do well with a betta if you're worried about the neons. Neons too, are fragile, I'm afraid.
    Quote Originally Posted by Timthegoldfish View Post
    Do you think I didn't acclimatise my betta longer as I only acclimatised them for at least 20 minutes and what method do you suggest?
    30 g FW planted:corys, female ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, rummies,
    15 g FW planted:2 male guppies, neons, pygmy corys, clown pleco, 4 types of shrimp, assassin snails
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    fishless cycling: http://bit.ly/1DARf3T
    fish in cycling: http://bit.ly/1ILvcfp

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    I don't know I have emailed them about replacing the pleco(which I very stupidly bought) with other fish.When they reply I will ask them but I may think about getting the neon tetras.

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    Hope you have some luck. When you go to get your fish, look them over good. Watch them in rthe tank for a while. If you notice one that is really listless super pale tell them to avoid it when they net them.
    Quote Originally Posted by Timthegoldfish View Post
    I don't know I have emailed them about replacing the pleco(which I very stupidly bought) with other fish.When they reply I will ask them but I may think about getting the neon tetras.
    30 g FW planted:corys, female ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, rummies,
    15 g FW planted:2 male guppies, neons, pygmy corys, clown pleco, 4 types of shrimp, assassin snails
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    Thanks I may try a betta again and try to acclimatise him for longer.How would I make driftwood sink and what would I do before I place it in the tank?Also do you think live plants would be better than fake as I have big enough gravel?

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    If your driftwood isn't too large, you can put it in a large pan and boil it for 1/2 and hour or so to make sure there are not toxins. It will eventually sink on it's own once it's water logged. In the meantime it can float - there's nothing hurt by that or you could try to weight it down with a big rock until it's water logged.
    Either real or artificial plants will work. It's whatever you prefer.

    Quote Originally Posted by Timthegoldfish View Post
    Thanks I may try a betta again and try to acclimatise him for longer.How would I make driftwood sink and what would I do before I place it in the tank?Also do you think live plants would be better than fake as I have big enough gravel?
    30 g FW planted:corys, female ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, rummies,
    15 g FW planted:2 male guppies, neons, pygmy corys, clown pleco, 4 types of shrimp, assassin snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://bit.ly/1vC7gVX
    fishless cycling: http://bit.ly/1DARf3T
    fish in cycling: http://bit.ly/1ILvcfp

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