Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Care
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-03-2012, 04:40 PM   #1 
Leopardfire
Member
 
Leopardfire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Texas
pH way too high! What can I do?

I just started a 20 gallon tank for my betta, but the ph is WAY too high. In my 10 gallon tank (where my betta currently lives) it is at 7.5 which isn't that bed. In the 20 gallon tank though it is over 8.5 which is way to high for any fish. The only difference I can think of is that the 20 gallon has sand and the 10 gallon has gravel. I bought normal black sand at petco, so I don't know why it would affect the ph. I paid $40 for it so I really don't want to get rid of it.
I want to keep cory catfish with my betta and they need sand, so I can't get gravel. I don't want to get into adjusting the ph because that is very difficult and I'm very inexperienced with fish. I really want to keep bettas and cories so what can I do to make my cage work? I can replace the sand if necessary, but I don't know what else I could get. I want the sand to be black so play sand wouldn't work. What should I do?
Leopardfire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2012, 05:07 PM   #2 
ao
TFK Moderator
 
ao's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: NYC
bettas can get used to ph8.5
i would observe him for a bit and not use any chemicals if possible...
ao is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2012, 06:01 PM   #3 
registereduser
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
my ph is over 8. so was the water in the cup i bought the fish in. don't worry about it.
registereduser is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
betta habitat, cory catfish, high ph, sand substrate

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nitrates - How high is TOO high? SlabSided Betta Fish Care 21 04-28-2012 10:11 AM
High ph! Shaon Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 5 07-14-2011 07:04 PM
Fishless cycling high nitrites, high nitrates wafb Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 2 07-17-2010 05:34 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.