Betta Acting Strange After Ph Swing And Treatment

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by Nicholas Parry, Apr 18, 2018.

  1. Nicholas ParryNew MemberMember

    Hi Guys.

    My friends Betta finly was low energy today and one of the tettras in the tank has passed away. I came over and tested the results.

    Ph swung from <6 to 7.4 over 3 or 4 days.
    Ammonia ~0.25ppm
    Nitrite ~0.25ppm
    Nitrate <5ppm

    Water at 28°C

    Added wonder tonic and salt 5 min before video.

    He's started swimming erratically for a few seconds then not moving

  2. FishywifeValued MemberMember

    I'd give him a water change. In fact a succession of small ones. He really doesnt look good at all.
  3. TexasGuppyWell Known MemberMember

    Betas don't handle salt well. Your water probably need some KH to prevent pH swings. pH swings that large are deadly to fish.. also, the tank isn't cycled.

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