What can i do for my Betta?
I wanna turn the flow up on my filter, but my betta can stand the high currents. What can i do to stop the currents? Also, I have a goldfish that swims slanted and I would like to know why. 10 points best answer.
If you want to turn up your filter flow, put a piece of sponge over the outflow. This dissapates the flow going into the tank. You could also try placing some kind of pattern, such as a plastic plant, or face the filter outflow to the side of the tank.
Your slanted goldfish is probably due to a swim bladder issue, or water power problems. You should always feed a goldfish off the surface of the reservoir, because they take in air as they gulp food within, which sends them into a whole world of problems with their swim bladder. Feed your goldfish pellets that sink, or place flakes beneath water, so he can't take air within. Also, do some small water changes, to keep wet quality as high as possible. This will help his swim bladder problem, whether that's his issue.
Just turn the flow support down during feeding times and make sure the Betta have a cave or hiding place that shields him from the high current.
The goldfish may enjoy a swim bladder issue or simply a damaged fin that's causing instability when he swims. Inspect him for damage particularly if he is in the tank next to the betta. In that case re-home the goldy in a nice cold water environment..
about the current... u can make higher your water level so that the current is on the surface if you enjoy an hang on filter. if it's an overhead you can put a cup or bottomless bottle on the water exit so it won't disturb the wet so much. and if it's an external filter then maybe u can put the marine exit near the bottom so the current stays in the bottom.
the goldfish could have a swim bladder problem. whether he still eats and moves hes ok... if its a swim bladder problem he should be ok aside from not being to symmetry himself straight up or whateveer..
As for your Betta, you should put a sponge over your filter, or you should put like nylon stockings over the flow of the filter to stop it from self too strong.
To stem the current add lots of live plants or even fake ones. It will break up the flow within the tank and give him hiding places. Floating java moss or other leavy plant will work. Also, you might be able to stem the flow a bit, depending on your filter, by taking some aquarium foam and putting it over the output of the filter. Make certain you water line hits the output as well, to drain splashing and flow.
I have the problem in my 5gal betta tank...andused adjectives these to fix it :)