Originally Posted by evilbetta
I bought two bettas about a month ago. One is in a "Betta Tank" and the other is in a 1gal tank. I had originally put some live plants i both tanks and took them out when they started turning brown. I now have some Java Ferns ( four of them) but i have to idea how long they should be quarantined they been sitting in a bowl for... a week. So I guess when could i put the plants in the tanks
Also the one gallon tank is starting to get cloudy and it looks like my fish is getting sick. i do put a water conditioner in when i do a weekly water change and aquarium salt as well and i make sure no uneaten food is left to rot. I don't understand why the bigger tank is getting cloudy and the smaller one is not? I guess what are the best water conditioners for my tank.
I don't think I've quarantined live plants. I've grown the betta bulbs in a separate bowl/dish just in case they didn't sprout and started rotting, but other than that, I don't quarantine live plants.
I got Wisteria and elodea from Petco in those small plastic cylinders with the gel at the bottom. I just rinsed the plants really well so the gel was washed off and plopped them in. I'm letting them float right now to be close to the light. I'll root them in the gravel once they have grown a little.
If the water is getting cloudy and the fish is getting sick, then a more rigorous water change schedule is needed, maybe until he gets better. Every 2 or 3 days with conditioner for the 1 gallon would be good just so your sick fish will be in clean water as much as possible. This will help him get better faster.
Hope he gets better. Let us know how it goes.