Once, not too long ago, I posted about my betta, Luna, acting adversely to treated water I purchased at Petco. He acted skittish and freaked out, like someone had snuck up behind him and scared the mess out of'em. All signs pointed to shock. On advice, I started using my own tap water and slowly introduced it to the tank. Luna seemed pretty at ease with the transition, so I switched him entirely to my tap water conditioned with Prime with seemingly no problems.
Luna was upgraded to a five gallon using treated tap water. I was mis-informed about cycling, and know now I shouldn't have added Luna to the mix so soon. Still, Luna didn't act shocked -- just curious. He swam all over his new tank, and even hopped into the baffle as I was attaching it (silly thing) amongst his curious adventures.
I've conditioned him over the past month to come to my finger to be fed -- he always comes, last night was no exception.
Skittish again. Won't come to my finger, even though he knows it means food. I don't have a test kit, was going to wait 11 days for next pay check. Thinking awfully hard about getting a test kit anyway. My room mate is going to take the water to be tested the chemical method (with the little vials) at the mom & pop pet store down the street while I'm at work, but I already know from those cheapy test strips that I have hard water
, about a 6.5 PH range
, and the slightest hint of Nitrates (10-20)
with no Nitrites.
: In addition to the test kit, what do I need to be purchasing? Anything that will help Luna feel more like himself? Is he still getting used to the water, or is he in danger so quickly? He seems happy over all, not as
freaked out as he was with the Petco water change, but definitely acting a miss.
Any advice appreciated.
New Tank Specs
Here's the specs for the new tank:
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