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 05-04-2010, 08:51 PM   #1 
MozartOwner
New Member
 
MozartOwner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
10 gallon tank, cause of stress?

Hello, I posted in this thread a while back my new ten gallon tank, well I just put Mozart in it and all he could do was flare up like crazy, he has before but this was much bigger than that. Why would he do that? I put him back in his smaller tank till I can fix the problem. The difference in pH was 0.2, I had it running for two days after I took the black skirt tetras out, cleaned it, treated what needed to be (Aw salt, new filter) is the setup too stressful?
MozartOwner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2010, 08:53 PM   #2 
Kittles
Member
 
Kittles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Seattle, WA
Probably just adjusting. Most do this after transferring into something so spacious, and I wouldn't really look at this behavior as abnormal unless it's severely prolonged. Over weeks.

Unless my life is a lie, you shouldn't worry too much and let him claim his new territory.
Kittles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2010, 09:13 PM   #3 
MozartOwner
New Member
 
MozartOwner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Really? You're probably right, I can't help but feel he's terrified or something.
MozartOwner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2010, 09:31 PM   #4 
Mister Sparkle
Member
 
Mister Sparkle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Short-term stress after moving into a new aquarium is normal. You should only worry after he show signs of stress for a week straight.
Mister Sparkle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2010, 09:46 PM   #5 
Jupiter
Member
 
Jupiter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ontario
Do you have some plants and hiding spots for him? That will help him adjust faster. But as the others said, it's normal for him to be skittish at first.
Jupiter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2010, 10:54 AM   #6 
MozartOwner
New Member
 
MozartOwner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
I do have plants and hiding spots, he seems to like the log cave thing. I could have taller plants.
MozartOwner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2010, 03:42 PM   #7 
MozartOwner
New Member
 
MozartOwner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
I have another question. I just bought a bunch of test kits and I did the tests but I don't know what they mean, can someone help me out?

pH~ 7.2-7.4
Ammonia = 0 ppm
Hardness ~ 12dKH or 214.8 ppm KH
Nitrite= 0 ppm
Nitrate= 0 ppm

Is it possible I did the tests wrong because I do have a lot of zeros.

Last edited by MozartOwner; 05-05-2010 at 03:44 PM.
MozartOwner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2010, 03:49 PM   #8 
Mister Sparkle
Member
 
Mister Sparkle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Zeroes are good. But it doesn't tell us if your tank has cycled, since there aren't any measurable nitrates. The two that you need to be really concerned about are ammonia and nitrite. pH & hardness aren't all that important to your needs right now. Any ammonia or nitrite reading will be a good reason to do a water change, as well as nitrates measuring over 30.
Mister Sparkle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2010, 03:51 PM   #9 
Kittles
Member
 
Kittles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Seattle, WA
From these I can assume that your tank is uncycled, and as such, everything appears to be normal.

Quote:
pH~ 7.2-7.4 <- Normal. Alkaline. It reads about the same as my water.
Ammonia = 0 <- Perfect. You should never allow this to increase unless you're cycling.
Hardness ~ 12dKH or 214.8 ppm KH <- Your water has a high mineral content. Good? Bad? I don't know.
Nitrite= 0 ppm <- Perfect. You shouldn't see these unless you're mid cycle.
Nitrate= 0 ppm <- Perfect. You shouldn't see these unless you're cycled.
Kittles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2010, 04:09 PM   #10 
MozartOwner
New Member
 
MozartOwner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
What does cycling mean? It's not partial water changes is it?
Posted via Mobile Device
MozartOwner is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

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
Stress craig+pearl Betta Fish Care 2 10-11-2008 03:40 PM
tank change stress cpbetta Betta Fish Care 1 07-10-2008 11:30 PM
Too much stress? SlavetoImpulse Betta Fish Care 4 06-19-2008 06:54 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:03 AM.


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