BCGirl Posted April 28, 2021 Share Posted April 28, 2021 Hi there I'm hoping someone can assist. I have three bettas and I've had constant issues with two. The two with issues are each in their own heated (78-80) 9G Fluval Flex. As they don't like agitation, I have sponges over the outflow. I change 2G of water weekly (roughly 22%). Despite having good filtration systems, the one tank constantly has low levels of ammonia (0.25 ppm). All other levels are good and I’ve tested my tap water. I've added Seachem matrix, tried ammonia sponges and added different kinds of beneficial bacteria to no avail. The poor guy (Halfmoon named Ned Flounders) ends up with split pectoral fins and every few weeks goes on a tail biting bender. My other betta Hereberto (veiltail) seems to fight fin rot (and also goes on the occasional tail biting bender). We've beat most of it, but he still has some on his pectoral fins. We can't get medications in Canada so I've tried varying degrees of aquarium salt. This worked on his other fin rot but not the pectoral. Parameters are normal. They both have gravel in tanks with silk plants and lots of hiding spots. Hereberto also has two anubias. Is there something I should be trying for both fish? Is the Fluval Flex not a great tank? Should I try a very low output air stone? I'm really trying to keep them in the best conditions possible but seem to be losing the battle. The get a mixture of pellets, Fluval bug bites, daphnia and the occasional blood worm. Any ideas are appreciated. Thank you! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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