Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-27-2009, 01:33 AM   #1 
photochic88
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
cloudy tank

i got a new bowl for my betta yesterday, and tonight when i came home it was cloudy, so i am in the process of a water change, i just wanted to know is that normal? and what should i do. i do need to say this, currently i cant afford all the fancy stuff, so he is in a bowl. i tested the pH level when i got home and it was at 5.5, which i read it should be at 7, hence the reason for a water change. does anyone have suggestions?

also, i am going to post a picture of B. and ask if he looks healthy, since i am new to the world of bettas. but i have to charge my camera so look for a post soon.


-gretchen
photochic88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2009, 09:36 AM   #2 
dramaqueen
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Central Texas
I can't tell you anything about ph but the bowl should be changed at least twice a week.
dramaqueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2009, 02:36 PM   #3 
neenjar
Member
 
neenjar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: South Florida
What kind of gravel do you have? Was it rinsed well? Rinse it again! scrub the inside of the bowl with salt water too then rinse well.
neenjar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2009, 02:49 PM   #4 
Starbright
Member
 
Starbright's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: California
Gravel always makes my water cloudy. No matter how many times I rinse it -.- A filter gets rid of a lot of the dust and what not from the gravel. I suggest getting a small $10 filter when you have a chance :) They save SO much trouble.
Starbright is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2009, 06:39 PM   #5 
dramaqueen
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Central Texas
I haven't had any trouble with my gravel so far. "crosses fingers".
dramaqueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cloudy, tank, water

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


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:36 PM.


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