Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: the most amazing sunshine state of them all! ;)
I am ashamed at ALL of you. The last two pages of this thread are nothing but people calling names and 'pointing fingers'.
A) PeiMei, you are being an irresponsible fish owner.
B) Yall should be doing more then just calling PeiMai names!!
Ok, so here is what you CAN do. The tetras need a bigger tank. The corys would do OK in that tank by themselves, but add the cories with the betta and you get too overstocked. :/ SO please remove the tetras and betta. Put the betta in another 5 gallon tank if you have or can buy one. If not, Petsmart sells 2.5 gallon tanks for 15 dollars. That's what my betta George lives in.
At the end the tetras should be in their own 10 or 15 gallon tank. The betta should be in it's own small tank. The corys may stay in the 5 gallon, even though they would be better off in a 10 gallon with friends :3
You have to do this because the aquarium is overstocked. Having many live plants and a crazy overdone filter does help deal with ammonia levels, but does not help territorial and social needs of the fish. They need their own space and room to swim.
Your welcome. If you choose to disregard my well thought out advice, fine. But Please listen to me. I am giving you an explanation of everything you have to do and why.... so please pay attention.
If you cannot do this, or support so many tanks, or even afford so many tanks, please return the fish. AT LEAST return the tetras if you plan on keeping your fish together in the 5 gallon. Preferably if you do not want to buy more tanks, also return the cory cats or betta.