Ideal PH for a betta?

  1. Mims

    Mims Valued Member Member

    I've search and read several articles, and can't find what a good PH level is for a betta. My water is currently at 6.0, so I'm guessing it needs to be up at 7ish?


    PS - Does Garlic Guard need to be refrigerated?
  2. Phishphin

    Phishphin Well Known Member Member

    Recommended ph is between 6.0 and 7.5

    Your water is fine. Even if your water was out of those parameters, a steady ph is better than a ph bouncing around. Trying to adjust your ph will only give you a headache.
  3. _Fried_Bettas_

    _Fried_Bettas_ Well Known Member Member

    Bettas are not affected much by pH, 6.0 is just fine as long as it is reasonably stable. I have CO2 injected tanks with really soft water that have pH that low, the bettas do fine, and they are just babies. The ideal is closer to 7.0, but like I said, bettas do not seem to care. For some other fish I might recommend adding a buffer, but not bettas, my spawn tanks are almost pure RO with IAL and they are breeding in water that is around 6.4 to 6.6.
  4. OP

    Mims Valued Member Member

    Good to hear, it is definitely a steady 6.0 for 4 weeks now.