Originally Posted by lilbloofish
I am cycling my 10 gallon and i am going to make a sorority. I have had my current female betta for about 10 months and she has grown quite a lot. I have recently been to my local pet stores and seen the female bettas, they all look very very tiny. I was wondering if i should keep them in a temporary tank until they get bigger so my older female does not pick on them or kill them.?
Also i have been using Seachem Prime as a water conditioner and i tested my water after doing a 100% water change and the test shows that i have some ammonia in the tank (really light green). I am thinking that this is bad for my fish and am wondering what water conditioner will remove all ammonia?
For a tank that small I wouldn't put more than maybe 3 females in there and that is pushing it. I learned the hard way, all my females were living together for nearly a 8 months and then just a few weeks ago I lost 5 in a week. I won't be starting another one, thats for sure lol.
Your cycling your tank and your getting ammonia? That's a good thing. When your tank is completed the cycle, you will get a reading of
Ammonia - 0ppm
Nitrite - 0ppm
Nitrate - 20ppm or lower
You shouldn't be doing water changes during the cycling process as it slows it down, after the tank is cycled you can then do a 30% water change.
Are you doing a fishless cycle?
If so then you really don't need to be adding the prime until you add the fish
Hope I helped some what