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

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by MGKofARMR4, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. M

    MGKofARMR4 Valued Member Member

    I found it today, I'm wondering if could poison a betta fish?
  2. 75g Discus Tank

    75g Discus Tank Fishlore VIP Member

    I would take it out and do a series of 50% WCs just in case.
  3. Jenoli42

    Jenoli42 Well Known Member Member

    you said bowl...does that mean you don't have a filter?
  4. OP

    MGKofARMR4 Valued Member Member

    I have a filter attached to it.
  5. JamieXPXP

    JamieXPXP Well Known Member Member

    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
  6. OP

    MGKofARMR4 Valued Member Member

    My dad and me always do 90% water changes, So i think i will check if the Stink bug actually did affect the betta.
  7. 75g Discus Tank

    75g Discus Tank Fishlore VIP Member

    Do not do 100% WCs. It can mess up the water parametersand stress out your betta. 50% is as much as I would do.
  8. Lorekeeper

    Lorekeeper Well Known Member Member

    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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