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  1. Sand clouded water(5 gallon tank)

    Planted Betta Tanks
    I recently bought my 5 gallon tank and wanted to do a planted aquarium. I chose sand as a substrate because it looks nice, and I think it helps plants grow. I forgot to rinse my sand(National Geographic Aquarium Substrate, White) and the water clouded up like crazy. I let the tank sit for 1 and...
  2. 5 gallon Betta tankmates?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    I recently bought my 5 gallon tank (Fluval spec v) for my betta, and wanted to add some tank mates for him. Would 1 nerite snail and 2 ghost shrimp be too much?
  3. Baby Female Betta with Neon Tetras?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    I was wondering if I could put my female baby betta in my 5 gallon tank with my neon tetras. She's just about as big as they are, and seems to be pretty chill. (I wouldn't guess that female bettas are all that aggressive anyways though.) What are the risks there? Would they hurt each other? Is...
  4. 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...
  5. Filter changed messed up my water- advice?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I have a 5 gallon aquarium with a tetra "whisper" filter that uses bio bags for it's filter media. I changed my filter for the first time yesterday and I'm having issues. From what I read on here and other sites, the recommendation was to keep the filter until it was falling apart, as long as I...
  6. Sorority in 5g?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    My boyfriend got me a 5.5 gallon tank for Christmas with the idea that we would be able to have a sorority of bettas. We already have one guy, Pez, who lives in a 1.5 gallon bachelor pad. Is a 5 gallon too small for a betta sorority? If not, how many females could safely live together? He and I...
  7. Is my fish tank set up to keep my betta healthy?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have a sick betta and need tips on tank care and betta behaviour. Ive had my betta for about 8 months, and ill admit i was clueless about them at first even though within a week of getting him i got a large 5.5 gal tank (compared to those bowls). I got a cheap filter, rocks, decorations, led...
  8. Male Betta + Catfish?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    I am planning on getting a 5 gallon tank and putting a male Betta in it. I was wondering what would go well in it as well. I was thinking about a catfish that won't get too big but I had two catfish in a different tank with a goldfish and they ended up eating the goldfish that I won from a fair...
  9. Omigawsh better!~

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hai!~ I just have a few questions (as usual) xD Well, the thing is, I have a filter and im afraid that it might be too strong and move the water too much...and also, I have a heater, except after hearing all those stories about some people`s Bettas boiling alive in their aquarium...I really...