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Forum: Planted Betta Tanks   06-18-2019, 11:45 AM
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My tank is doing fantastic - ammonia zero, etc....

My tank is doing fantastic - ammonia zero, etc. The plant is great (sorry, don't know what kind). However, both marimo balls are now turning brown. Any ideas?
Forum: Planted Betta Tanks   06-13-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
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Ok, that's really good advice. I'm clearly over...

Ok, that's really good advice. I'm clearly over exposing with the light! I don't think I can use a timer with this set up, since the light and pump are on the same connection. But I can certainly cut...
Forum: Planted Betta Tanks   06-12-2019, 10:32 PM
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The plant in the back left isn't doing well....

The plant in the back left isn't doing well. Leaves turning yellow and brown. I trimmed it back today.

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Forum: Planted Betta Tanks   06-12-2019, 10:29 PM
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Views: 218
Posted By Greekalphabet
I leave it on as long as possible, probably 16 on...

I leave it on as long as possible, probably 16 on and 8 off. I'm really worried about not enough light!
Forum: Planted Betta Tanks   06-12-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By Greekalphabet
Kelvins in my aquarium?

Hi everyone - after a lengthy hiatus I find myself drawn right back into the world of betta keeping. I have a female and two neons in a 5 gal top fin retreat tank. It's planted, and there are quite a...
Forum: Betta Fish Care   11-13-2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By Greekalphabet
I have to diagnose my male rosetail with the same...

I have to diagnose my male rosetail with the same condition. I've had him for about three weeks now and his fins were perfect except for a couple knots in his caudal fins. Then just a couple days...
Forum: Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies   11-03-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By Greekalphabet
Oh, great! Thanks guys!

Oh, great! Thanks guys!
Forum: Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories   11-02-2012, 02:34 PM
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Posted By Greekalphabet
Raptor X8 - what a great tank and gorgeous fish!!

Raptor X8 - what a great tank and gorgeous fish!!
Forum: Betta Fish Compatibility   11-02-2012, 02:27 PM
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Views: 1,981
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I wouldn't worry so much about getting something...

I wouldn't worry so much about getting something to clean the tank, since it's only a 3.5 gal you'll have to do cleaning anyway. Just wanted to point out that even ghost shrimp can be fun (if they...
Forum: Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies   11-02-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By Greekalphabet
What are the first signs of bloat?

What are the first signs of bloat? Other than lack of appetite and lethargy, please. I can't tell if my fish may be starting to bloat and I'd like to know what to watch for, because he is acting...
Forum: Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories   10-19-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By Greekalphabet
Why would 3 cory cats be a minimum? I have a...

Why would 3 cory cats be a minimum? I have a four gallon with one cory cat - do they need communities and would that amount be okay in my tank? Also, is the anacharis a plant with a low light...
Forum: Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies   10-18-2012, 09:51 PM
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Posted By Greekalphabet
How is your fish doing?

How is your fish doing?
Forum: Betta Fish Compatibility   10-18-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,981
Posted By Greekalphabet
I think you have three options. Oone, get more...

I think you have three options. Oone, get more than just two shrimp so he can't focus on just one. The other thing you could do is get a bamboo shrimp. They get about three inches long so dr....
Forum: Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies   10-18-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By Greekalphabet
I just got ahold of my aquarist and she suggested...

I just got ahold of my aquarist and she suggested 1 1/4 tsp of epsom salts to help with the constipation, plus something called "betta revive". I'll be removing plants and shrimp and doing 50% water...
Forum: Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies   10-18-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By Greekalphabet
I'm doing 50% water changes, twice now since I...

I'm doing 50% water changes, twice now since I set up the tank - ...oops! I've only had him since last Wednesday night (of last week), so not two weeks yet. Hmm...I wonder if he is constipated - what...
Forum: Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies   10-18-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By Greekalphabet
Help please! I don't want to lose another one!

I just got my purple salamander plaket (his name is Iota). I've had him for about two weeks now. He's slowly become listless and is resting way too much, even with stimulation from me ("Hey buddy! ...
Forum: Planted Betta Tanks   10-17-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 978
Posted By Greekalphabet
Mosimo balls

My two mosimos have a ton of junk...crap...sediment? All over them. I'm not sure how to get it off. I've tried swishing them in just removed tank water but it doesn't help. One of them even has white...
Forum: Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories   10-17-2012, 07:48 PM
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Views: 3,641,888
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I've just gone to all naturally planted tanks,...

I've just gone to all naturally planted tanks, and I'm excited to see how it all grows in! Sorry, you'll have to go to my aquarium album to see the pics. You'll see how much they've changed! Love...
Forum: Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories   10-09-2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 8
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Views: 646
Posted By Greekalphabet
Cool, I like it even if it is temporary. I just...

Cool, I like it even if it is temporary. I just got some new plants today. You can see them in my tank in my albums if you like. Still haven't figured out hoe to add pics to a thread! :)
Forum: Betta Chat   10-09-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,064
Posted By Greekalphabet
The wafers are tiny as his mouth is so small....

The wafers are tiny as his mouth is so small. They are the highest in protein I could find at 43%, and the aquarist said its very good quality. She thought this would do just fine for bettas for...
Forum: Betta Chat   10-09-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,064
Posted By Greekalphabet
Am I feeding my betta enough?

He's young, I'm guessing in the 6-9 month range? His body is about 1 1/2 inches long with full fins. I've been feeding him once per day with hikari wafers, about 3-4 a time. I've also given him...
Forum: Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies   10-06-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By Greekalphabet
My temp is about 74f...I need to get a new heater...

My temp is about 74f...I need to get a new heater and am shopping around. He is looking really perky and is eating well. My tank is pristine and he'll be due for a water change in about four days. ...
Forum: Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies   10-05-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By Greekalphabet
Using aquarium salt?

Hi, my new guy just came yesterday and I noticed he has a couple missing scales and some redness on his mouth. I think he had some rough shipping. His mouth does look a little better today, but I...
Forum: Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories   10-05-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 8
  BiOrbs
Views: 646
Posted By Greekalphabet
Oh, I have the biorb 4 gallon.

Oh, I have the biorb 4 gallon.
Forum: Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories   10-05-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 8
  BiOrbs
Views: 646
Posted By Greekalphabet
Huh. The filtration system is one of the things I...

Huh. The filtration system is one of the things I love about it. My fish have lasted so much longer in it then I've ever had before, and its so pretty. I really wanted something that didn't look...
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