LoriG Posted August 28, 2021 Share Posted August 28, 2021 Water Parameters: pH= 8.2 Nitrates= 5 Hardness= 19 Nitrite=0 Ammonia=0 KH/Buffer= 12 Water Temperature= 79 My betta, Maverick, has been sick for almost a week. He is lethargic, has clamped fins and color loss. He spends all of his time on the bottom of the tank and hasn’t eaten in 2 days. I don’t know what’s wrong so I treated him yesterday with the trio of meds & dosing recommended by Cory- ParaCleanse, IchX and Maracyn. No improvement yet. I know my pH is too high but it’s been stable. I have almond leaves and fritz dark water to help with healing. I know I shouldn’t do a water change for 1 week. What do I do if my parameters get wacky? I’m worried I’ll have an ammonia spike or my nitrates will get much higher. Also, if he’s not eating(& I’m not feeding him per instructions), will my biofilter crash? I’m including pics in case someone has an idea of what’s going on. Thanks for any help! 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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