Ok, doing a water change now, and then will adjust temp down... I have no idea if any of my fish have ich! My thread is the completely messed up tank !! Thanks so much for all the help!I forget which thread we're dealing with, is there ich as an issue currently? If theres ich then it needs to be 86°f
If not then mid 70s would be better
When was the last time you changed your filter cartridge?By filter media I’m not sure what you mean! I change the filter cartridge when the dial on my filter turns red. I rinse it in old tank water. It’s just a box of filter cartridges from the pet store. ....
My goldfish is large. I’d say about 5-6 inches.... the pet store recommended him as a companion for my betta because goldfish are “peaceful and bettas don’t Really enjoy being alone”
You don't need to buy anything else to test the hardness, go to your local water authorities website and look for the water quality report. Most let you type in your postcode and find out what the water is like in your specific area. Read this thread, to help understand why we need numbers rather than just whether the water company says it's hard or soft If you're not sure which numbers you need, take a screenshot, and members here can tell you what the GH and KH are for your water, and which of the fish you have can cope well in your water, and which might be better returned to the store or rehomed. I only learned about the hardness issue last week myself, and I've had a tank for a year, so don't feel bad, and try not to feel overwhelmed, it's not your fault you were given such bad advice.I can move the betta, ... what do I need to test the water hardness? Test kit I have only shows these:
High range PH: 7.0
I'm sure you've since discovered that this is nonsense of the highest order. Betta are fiercely territorial, and prefer to be alone, it's how they live in the wild. Betta are also a tropical species that like it warm, while goldfish are a coldwater fish that will struggle in the same temperature as the betta needs. They're also poop machines that require huge tanks and like the company of other goldfish, but the fact the person said bettas need company, and to keep two species with completely opposite temperature requirements together - let alone anything else - I'm banging my head on my desk for you, I really am. How willing/able are you to set up different tanks or rehome/return some of these fish? Are there any that you/your child are really attached to, and we should focus on what you need to keep those specific fish? Like the betta? @Deanasue is our goldfish expert, she can provide a lot of guidance.My goldfish is large. I’d say about 5-6 inches.... the pet store recommended him as a companion for my betta because goldfish are “peaceful and bettas don’t Really enjoy being alone”
Sorry, that really sucks, its sad that there are so many fish stores out there just to make a buckYes! Once I started realizing it just wasn’t working anything they said, I started googling and I wanted to go wrong their ****ing necks! I was never intending on buying so much! Or so many fish! But they kept pumping stuff onto me! All I wanted was to keep my daughters betta alive! I sure dug myself a hole here!