Update On Sand Substrate!


Several days ago I posted about how I couldn't figure out why my fish were dying and several helpful people suggested that it was my playbox sand substrate killing them.

I switched it out for a thin layer of gravel (sorry catfish ) and the few surviving fish I had left seemed more active than before. I restocked my tank and haven't lost anyone yet! Betta sorority keeping is back in business! Just wanted to say thank you to everyone who contributed.

As a note, do not use sakrete brand sand! Everything will look good and then a few months in your fish will start mysteriously dying.




There can be parasites or spore-parasites fungI and bacteria that is bad for fish in play sand. I have used it in the past but no more. Your better off with gravel or sand colored that's meant for fish tanks.

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