My female betta has been very still for a few days now, not eating, and hiding etc. This afternoon I found her dead. She is housed with two other female bettas, and black.phantom Tetra, plus some algae eaters.
On fishing her out, I noticed a white lump on her her side that I hadn't seen earlier.
Has something bitten her or is it something to do with how she died?
I've a well planted, cycled tank. A mix of tetras, female bettas and ottos. I added ferts capsules and its caused a huge nitrate spike. I've carried out water changes and removed the capsules but cannot get the levels below 80ppm.
I know levels should be below 40ppm but is there allowance for the ferts?
I've not used the capsules before but tried them for some of my thick rooted plants.
I also dose Flourish excell and neutro T, which I was told to do in addition.
Are you adding bacteria? I used seachem stability and it supported the system to cycle within a few days. I dosed it for 7 days. I now have two.well cycled tanks.. however like an idiot, I added the wrong ferts and now have a nice nitrate spike..
Thanks for the chart, really useful useful. Neutro T was recommended to me, but it doesn't have a list of what it has, so investigating that to figure out what's missing. I do use liquid CO2 and I have used a plant substrate.
My water parameters are fine, so presume diatoms are because the tank is still new..