Got some cute little Botia today for algae duties and clean up. I know later they'll not be so darling and not pick so well. But good for now....
I am giving them a 24 hr adjust into the QT
. As soon as there is more tank water and than shop water in the bag). The store pH is somewhat diffferent and baser.
They were free, I couldn't resist.
Will they enjoy the parameters and temp of the anabantid enviroment I am creating? Or will they just "adjust" to it.
The 8 gal QT
tank is at 83 with a dash of salt. It has been cycled earlier. Just big ugly "river" rocks that are easy to clean, a mini-filter and a fake log.
The 10 tank they are going in has Ammonia-0
Nitrites- .08 and dropping
Nitrates- 10ppm and dropping
with a wimpy substrate, ,living plants and fake bogwood. It is kept at an even 81 temp. My 7.5 pH changes like never.The KH
fluctuates a littlem (.02 ioncrements up/dwn). Mildly acidic.
The tank mates for this tank are a large betta female and a small gourami female.
What can I expect from these lil guys later?