How long should tank cycle. He was in a bowl from pet store I let it floatKatie13 said:The tank was not cycled and leaving him in the bag for an hour like that probably resulted in a high level of oxygen depletion.
Any other thoughts or do’s and dont’sJlsmith80 said:How long should tank cycle. He was in a bowl from pet store I let it float
If you can get a bigger tank that would be ideal (not the cuase the the betta died), as 2.5 gal is really not good for any fish at all. I also use Seachem Prime as my water conditioner.Jlsmith80 said:Any other thoughts or do’s and dont’s
2.5 gallons are the minimum, nothing smaller.Jlsmith80 said:I thought two and a half would be ok for one Betta.
This is what I meant by bigger tank can be better, on such a small tank and not cycled water parameters can swing very fast and can be harmful to fish, specially when you accidentally overfeed.Abby565 said:Well water is fine. You do need a heater.
The problem was that cycling a tank takes weeks, not a few hours. The ammonia levels rose quickly in such a small tank and killed the fish.
Letting it cycle longer will keep ammonia levels down.Jlsmith80 said:I boutght a 2.5 gallon Betta tank with small filter for my son. Put water and conditioner for Berta’s in the water filled it let it cycle had a heater set at 78. Let cycle for 24 hours. Bought fish let bag sit for hour two days later fish was dead what did I do wrong?
It 100% is okay for 1 betta people on here all have different opinions on it though but most people will say for 1 betta, 2.5 is fine.Jlsmith80 said:I thought two and a half would be ok for one Betta.