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Old 11-18-2011, 09:58 AM   #1
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Betta and guppy problem

Bought a new 30 litre tank (10 gallons ) on Wednesday and the shop guy said to keep it running for two days till I put in fish for the cycle that I did got the fish today (Friday) 7 guppys and 4 Cory catfish the first problem is that my albino Cory is Alot less active than the others as in he's not moving the second problem is I put my betta in there and he was quite aggressive but it seems to have died down
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:02 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum.

Let's start at the very beginning, shall we? You were given really bad advice by the shop guy.

If you do not understand how a tank cycles, please read this: I just learned about cycling but I already have fish. What now?!

Your tank is overstocked and poorly stocked. Unless they are pygmy corys, 4 corys are going to be too much for 10 gallons.

The betta will not get along with the guppies, because of the flowing fins. I personally believe bettas should be in a species only tank, as they quite often do not get along with tankmates.

I would suggest you take the corys back and either the guppies or betta back.

Pick up an API master kit (liquid) so that you can test your readings during the cycling phase and after. Very important while cycling. You need to know the numbers for ammonia, nitrite and nitrate, so that you'll be aware of just how toxic the levels are for your fish.
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:08 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply my betta I've had go 4 months now but he has left every 1alone now he's more interested in his cave the Cory's are all dwarfs that's my albino in the pic and my tank isnt green or dirty that's just my room colour
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Perhaps you're one of the lucky ones and have a betta who likes friends.
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Haha it appears so but I'm stressed about my Corey I don't now what to do. Thanks again for helping me
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If you do not understand how a tank cycles, please read this: I just learned about cycling but I already have fish. What now?!

Pick up an API master kit (liquid) so that you can test your readings during the cycling phase and after. Very important while cycling. You need to know the numbers for ammonia, nitrite and nitrate, so that you'll be aware of just how toxic the levels are for your fish.
What are your readings?
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I constantly monitor him and his breathing it's a lot slower than the others put they have been zooming around.
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Again, what are your readings?

Believe it or not, your readings play a crucial role in the health of your fish. Knowing your readings is the best way for us to help you.
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:21 AM   #9
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There is a problem I can't afford a test kit and I will not be able to return my fish now what
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I spoke to my mom and she will get me a kit tomorrow are my babies gonna be fine ?
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