A Stinkbug Landed In My Betta's 5 Gallon Bowl, Did It Poison Him?

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I found it today, I'm wondering if could poison a betta fish?
 

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I would take it out and do a series of 50% WCs just in case.
 

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MGKofARMR4 said:
I found it today, I'm wondering if could poison a betta fish?
you said bowl...does that mean you don't have a filter?
 
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Jenoli42 said:
you said bowl...does that mean you don't have a filter?
I have a filter attached to it.
 

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im not really sure if stinkbugs are poisonous or not to fish. if it were a fly or mosquito then i wouldnt worry....i would just do some water changes just in case as someone already suggested
 
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My dad and me always do 90% water changes, So i think i will check if the Stink bug actually did affect the betta.
 

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MGKofARMR4 said:
My dad and me always do 90% water changes, So i think i will check if the Stink bug actually did affect the betta.
Do not do 100% WCs. It can mess up the water parametersand stress out your betta. 50% is as much as I would do.
 

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In a bowl, depending on your filtration and your stocking, large water changes may be your best bet. 90% is a bit much weekly, but 75% is fine, and is definitely much better than having a betta living in filthy water.

If reef tanks can handle 80-100% WCs, your betta will be fine
 
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