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What is wrong with my boy?

Discussion in 'Betta Splendens' started by StephLane, Aug 29, 2018.

  1. seangee

    seangee Member

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    Waste of money IMO. Nitrate levels of 5-10 ppm are fine. Do not let them go much above this - certainly not above 20 but ideally less. Regular water changes are the most effective way to control this.

     
  2. StephLane

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    My water from the tap is 10ppm so I can't really lower it without plants or stuff like the easy balance... and I don't wants plants because ever time I get plants I get snails and a 100L tank with snails would be a nightmare
     
  3. essjay

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    As seangee said, a nitrite of 10 ppm is not a problem. As long as it is less than 20 ppm you don't need to worry. Nitrate does not need to be zero like with ammonia and nitrite.

    You could always buy in vitro plants which have been cultivated in sterile, non-snail, non-algae conditions.
    My tanks are full of snails :) I have the tiny ramshorns and physid (pond) snails that came on plants, and nerites and malaysian trumpet snails that I bought. They are an important part of the ecosystem. They are only a problem when their numbers get out of control, and you prevent that by not over feeding the fish.
     
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    Awesome thank you I will look into video plants :)
     
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    Snails are beneficial to the tank, If your snail population is exploding its because there is lots of food for them to eat.

    http://wetpetborneo.blogspot.com/2014/11/malaysian-trumpet-snail-melanoides.html
    And no you can never clean a tank as well as a bunch of snails can.
     
  6. StephLane

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    He is all healed up thank you everyone for the help :)
     
  7. Colin_T

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    Good to hear he is betta (better) :)

    A number of ideas were put forward. In case this happens to other people's fish, what did you end up doing to him to make him well?
     
  8. Ryan_F

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    I laughed far too hard at your joke.


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