Ideal PH for a betta?

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by Mims, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. Mims

    MimsValued MemberMember

    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

    PhishphinWell Known MemberMember

    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 MemberMember

    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

    MimsValued MemberMember

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

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