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  1. Inactive betta floating at the top of the tank

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Okay, I filled out the needed information below. Everything I had at least. I've read so many forums as of late and I really just need help. I am hopeful that everyone respects that now that I'm gaining the knowledge about bettas that I am trying to do what's best for my betta and will leave out...
  2. New lil dude. Meet Drogo!

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    He was absolutely an impulse buy yesterday. I initially had him in my old 2.5 with some plastic plants but I was so unhappy with the artificial landscape that I went and bought live plants today (even though I was already broke to begin with lmao). From the minute I introduced him into his new...
  3. 2.5 or 5 gallon

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    i know like everyone on immediate reading will say 5 but read through please. i have a betta in a five gallon tank, but i have trouble cleaning it well, i may try having the 5 gal without substrate because thats my biggest problem but as of right now i just have issues, it gets algea easy, my...
  4. Fin rot troubles

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I am pretty sure my betta has fin rot since one fin has pretty much disintegrated. He seemed perfectly normal Saturday night summing around and eating but Sunday morning was a different story. I woke up to him favouring one of his fins and when I got a good look it was pretty much gone. I...
  5. LED Lighting - Floating Plants?

    Planted Betta Tanks
    I have 2.5 gallon kits that both have built in LED lighting. I have marimo balls in these tanks, but I've been wanting to try out floating plants. Suggestions for easy to care for floating plants? I also have to travel with my tanks to college and back so that floaters would have to be okay to...
  6. Filter for 2.5 gallon tank

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I recently moved my betta from my 10 gallon to a 2.5 gallon tank. I tried everything, and it seems like he just prefers a smaller space. I was hoping for some suggestions on filters since the 2.5 tank I bought didn't come with anything. He is sensitive to current, so I need something that...
  7. how long to do a fish in cycle?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi everyone! I am new to this site and betta keeping. My mom had bettas when I was young but they were in those itty bitty bowls. I now know that is horrible!! My guy is in a 2.5g tank, which I know isn't ideal either but due to space in my apartment I'm limited. I did not know about the...
  8. Aquarium Lid(s)

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    I purchased a couple of 2.5 gallon aquariums from Pet Supplies Plus that were labeled as Aqueon's brand, but they didn't come with lids to accommodate for fish that can jump. I'm now searching for something to place over the aquariums that will allow room for the wiring of my equipment and also...
  9. 2.5 Gallon Tank Enough for 1 Betta?

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    Hi, so I'm new to betta-keeping. I did a ton of research on the fish before getting it, and I kept getting mixed answers on tank size (some say 2.5 gallons is enough, while others say 5 gallons is a minimum). I finally decided to get a 2.5 gallon (I have limited space since I live in a dorm...
  10. Best filter for 2.5 gal tank

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I have a 2.5 gal tank that will hold 1 betta and maybe a snail. I am looking for advice on the best filter for the tank. The tank came with a filter but it is very strong and there is no way I change that. Any suggestions?
  11. Live plants vs silk plants

    Planted Betta Tanks
    I have a 2.5 gallon tank that I am starting up soon. I am wondering if live plants or silk plants would be better. I would prefer live plants but which ones work best in a small tank with low lighting? Is there anything specific that you need to do before putting them in the tank? Or just take...
  12. My Betta Seems Mopey...

    Betta Fish Care
    So I bought my betta last Saturday from Petsmart. I have a 2.5 gal tank with heater (temperature at 78 degrees), amazon sword natural plants, no filter, a small air stone, and my water has been conditioned with Amquel for about an hour and a half before placing my betta inside. I've never had a...
  13. Maintenance for 2.5 Mini Bow?

    Betta Fish Care
    Howdy everybody! I am new to this website, new to forums, new to fish keeping, and new to bettas. I bought a very nice red betta about three weeks ago. And like most people I was not prepared to take care of him. After dropping $100 on an aquarium, heater, decor, ect... I am on my way to taking...
  14. 2.5 to 3 gallon tank- best options?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I want to get preferably a 2.5 gallon, maybe 3, for my next betta. I'm looking online and see mixed reviews. So far, it appears that Fluval makes a good tank but nothing in the 2.5 or 3 range- only 1.5, 2 and larger than 3. Also, Aqueon Mini Bow and Tetra are options, as well as a basic 2.5 or 3...
  15. Changing water in 2.5 and 1 gallon tanks?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So when I first got my lovely Bently about four months ago, I had him in a 1/2 gallon tank, until I did research and realized how cruel this was to my poor fish. Horrified, I changed him to a one gallon. He is now in a nice 2.5 that I got for him yesterday, but I'm not sure how often I should...
  16. heater for small tank

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I was looking at heater options for my betta tank. I live in Miami so most of the time it is warm enough so the water stays near 80f all on its own. On occasion it cools down and the water temperature drops. I have a square 2.5 gallon tank and i have been reading and getting increasingly...
  17. New Heater -- can't tell if it's working

    Betta Fish Care
    I just got a heater for my fish. It's a small one for a 2.5 gallon tank and is preset to 78 degrees. I figured since it was pre-set, I wouldn't need a thermometer so I didn't get one. But I can't tell if it's working or not. The water seems cool one minute and a little warmer the next. I'm...
  18. Hi I'm new here. This is my male betta Flow.

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    I have him for over a month now. Since I'm new to bettas, I don't know what exactly is my betta's breed. Maybe some of you have an idea? Here is a pic.
  19. Is this heater okay?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I purchased a 50W submersible heater for my new 2.5 gallon tank. On the box it says it's for 2-10 gallon tanks, but I was wondering if a 50W was too much? I know some people use 25W to heat 2 gallon tanks.
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