Betta in shock???
I acclimated over a period of about a half hr or 40 min. Adding 2-3 tablespoons of new tank water to his cup(actually a breeding box hung into the new tank to stabilize the temp) Every 10 min. All decor was fr his 5g, he does have plants, etc.. Also, he is pretty used to water chgs, same water I always use conditioned w/ Prime. He's had stubborn fin rot & I've been trying to keep water very clean. His temp now is around 79, but it kept fluctuating 2 degrees one way or the other the first day. I kept adjusting it slightly to get it where he was used to it. He's really acting scary. He either lies at the bottom or hangs at the surface motionless. Also, his fins are starting to look black again
Thank you both. I just read the thread on cycling w/fish. Maybe that's an option. Everything I was reading was saying to avoid fish in cycling, & since he's had fin rot trouble I didn't want to submit him to fluctuating ammonia levels.
Last edited by Fifi; 03-07-2013 at 07:31 PM.