Question by  macdrizzle (19)

What happens if I accidentally put baking soda in the water with my betta fish?


Answer by  sharonl (250)

Baking soda will raise the pH, carbonate hardness, and general hardness of the water. Bettas like softer acidic water and if the baking soda doesn't out right kill the fish, it will severely stress the fish out.


Answer by  Tara (45)

Baking soda is very alkaline. Whether your beta fish is in a large fish tank or small bowl, any sudden change in ph can shock the fish and prove deadly.


Answer by  SavaFiend76 (72)

If baking soda gets in the water with your fish, take your fish out right away! Then, clean out the fishbowl, and replace with clean, untainted water. Baking soda is fatal to fish. It increases the amount of carbon dioxide in the water, and the fish will lose consciousness and die.


Answer by  pradhaprajgmailcom (1518)

Clean the water immediately then nothing will happen.Soda is a chemical which may affect the fish.It will not affect the fish if had been in a lake,well.

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