Originally Posted by Bettababe1011
Did you cycle your tank before putting the fish in?
Courtesy of Dakota's iPod.
I don't think I cycled it long enough...I did add Nutrafin's Cycle to the tank when I started it, so it had some good bacteria.
On a happier note, my water levels are all back within normal limits again!!!
And the only fish to survive this ick attach was the mama platty. I got another betta once I found out my levels were all good to see how it goes. Water is clear, fish are going on day 2 of living together and so far so good. *knocks on wood* I'm still doing the ick treatment, with a 20-25% WC
before each treatment (Per instructions) figured I'd give it another couple of days to make sure it works. Sadly I haven't been able to afford a heater that I can adjust, the one in there I got at walmart for like $15, I am planning on upgrading it once i get a few extra dollars. When I did my power cleaning I did add a bubble bar to the tank, which I think I want to change to a bigger one-just need to get a different air pump for it. I love the way the bubble wall looks and my new betta loves to play in the bubble- and apparently by the filter too (which scares me, i think he's stuck when he's not! LOL)
Thank you to everyone for your responses, I have definitely learned my lesson and will be more vigilant in the future. I never realized how much work went into an aquarium before...now i know. And to think this was supposed to be my son's christmas gift! HAHA (well i think i knew it would end up being more mine than his since he's too young to actually take care of the fish yet- he's almost 2 years)
Thank you again, I'm glad I found this place!