PH level

loubie

Member
Hi, I am planning on having some Cardinal Tetras in my tank. It has just finished cycling and I will add them in a month or two, but my PH is 7.5 and unless I alter it using chemicals which I don't want to do, it will more or less stay the same. Can I put the tetra in with the PH at this level?
 

bbfeckawitts

Member
Yes it should be fine. Brianna
 

Luniyn

Member
Yep I agree with Brianna. I'm running Red eyed tetras in the same Ph as you. They are happy and healthy. It's a really hard thing to control the Ph and you are right to not what to cross that bridge. It's better to just keep the Ph constant and let the fish get used to it then to have it bouncing all over the place.
 
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loubie

Member
I shall leave the tank for a few more months before I add the tetras, just to make sure its mature enough. I am going to have a betta but I am not sure which tetra to put with it it - the neon or the cardinal?
 

bbfeckawitts

Member
Make sure you put the Tetras in before the betta. I don't know what kind you should get. :-\
 

COBettaCouple

Member
Your fish should be ok with the pH as long as it's steady.. if you're using the same tap water as the store, they're probably used to it when you get them. Putting the Betta in last is definitely the best way to go to give the community tank the best chance of succeeding. As far as Tetras go, I'd not go with flashy ones (like neons) that might get the Betta thinking "betta rival - attack". I believe that mostly Bettas will tend to not be kind to fish that have big fins or are really bright/colorful because it gets their territorial instinct going.
 

Butterfly

Member
What do you have in the tank now to keep it cycled? As for Tetras I would be careful putting them with a betta, Some Tetras will nip bettas pretty fins.
Carol
 
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loubie

Member
I don't have anything in there at the moment - but I am either going to have some danios or rasboras first, then tetra and then the betta.
 

Butterfly

Member
The reason I asked is you stated you just finished cycling the tank. If it doesn't have an ammonia source(fish poo, fish food, or pure ammonia) it won't stay cycled. How did you cycle it?
Carol
 
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loubie

Member
Sorry, I am being a bit dull, I am using fish food ;D
 

Butterfly

Member
ahhh... gotcha
Carol
 

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