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  1. Betta Tank Mates for Vertical 5 gallon tank

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    Hello everyone, I am brand new here! I've grown up with a lot of betta fish throughout the years, but my family and I often kept them in 1 gallon-2.5 gallon tanks and bowls. Most, if not all, bettas lived a long and seemingly happy life, but now that I am in college I wanted to properly care...
  2. Help my friends with tank mates!

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    Hey there, all! A friends of mine is new to the world of betta owning, and she's looking at getting a few little tankmates for her little guy, and we're looking for some suggestions! She has a 2.5 gallon tank, but is thinking of upgrading to a 5 gallon before she gets any friends for her buddy...
  3. Tank Improvement Ideas

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello all! I am looking for advice on how I can improve my current tank. After getting my first betta in November, I fell in love with his personality, curiosity, and excitement every time he would see me come home. After doing some research, I realized how cruel it was to keep him in a 1...
  4. Plants and tankmates for 5 gal Aqueon MiniBow?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    Hello all, I've been tossing around the idea of getting my betta some tankmates. The reason why is I am not home during the day most days, and when I am out of his sight away from the tank, he just slowly circles and circles. But when I approach the tank, he watches me and everything I do like...
  5. Is an 'empty' tank okay for a betta?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Okay my betta has been in a filtered one gallon tank for about 3 weeks and I begged my mother and she finally brought me a heated and filtered 5 gallon tank. Right now there's a silk plant a betta hammock and gravel in the 5 gallon and obviously water. The other silk plants and the cave/hideout...
  6. New Betta ragged fins, brown coloring?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So I just got this Betta fish a few days ago, and I noticed the edges of his tail fin looks ragged almost like a crown tail except he isn't a crown tail. He is a double tail and it doesn't look like fin rot, but he kind of looked like that when I bought him, I just thought it was normal, but now...
  7. How often to do waterchange on 5g?

    Betta Fish Care
    I have a 5 gallon tank and was wondering how often I should do a water change, and how much water to take out. I have heard once a week, twice a week, and once a month... I have also heard 25% of the water taken out, 50%... What is right? Experienced fish owners please :)
  8. New fish owner - excited!

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    Hi there! I just ordered 2 new male Bettas and am just trying to put together 2 tanks for them. I so far have a 5 Gallon Tank - but kinda want to upgrade it to a larger one for each fish! I just want them to be as happy as possible. Any advice would be very helpful!
  9. Is this a decent filter?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So I currently have a 5 gallon set up with a heater and filter. The only small filter I could find at the pet store was the elite mini. Basically it's a suction cup filter with a small sponge in it for filtration. It has a built in aerator, but because it causes a strong current I've turned the...
  10. What filter?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Is an Aqua Clear 20 filter good for a 5 gallon tank? I've heard you can adjust the water flow too. Its affordable, so I think I might get it. If its not good, is there any other better, affordable, and low water flow filter out there?
  11. Tankmates in a 5 Gallon Tank?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    I'm new here, and new to caring for a Betta the correct way. Like most people, I always thought they were okay in small bowls, and the petstore owner I bought our blue male Beta from said he didn't need heat or anything special. I've done some research and found otherwise, but please forgive my...
  12. Stocking a 5 Gallon Tank Ideas

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    recently my Betta died, and i have an empty 5 gallon tank that i would like to do something with in the next couple weeks. i was wondering if anyone had any ideas of what i could put in it. i was thinking like a few guppies or 2 female betta, but would like to have some input first.
  13. 5 Gallon- Male Betta & Poso Orange Rabbit Snail?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    I recently moved my Gibbs into a five gallon. I stumbled upon this rabbit snails on aquabid and fell in love. Long story short, I bought one and cannot wait for their arrival. I couldn't find out much information on them with bettas. If all else fails, the snail can go in my platy tank and have...
  14. A friendly Canadian Hello :)

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    Hi ! My name is Katelynn and I am a brand new member. I am interested in meeting other members and educating myself as much as possible about Betta fish. I got a Betta for my daughter about a week ago, and we had purchased a small plastic tank for him to be in (thinking it was appropriate)...
  15. Divided Tank

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I want to upgrade my 2 betta babies, Tai and Azure, to a 5 gal. that is divided. I have the 5 gal and I want to know if it's a good idea. They both live in seperate 1 gal tanks. It will have a heater, and a filter.
  16. Unhappy betta in 5 gallon tank (unfiltered)

    Betta Fish Care
    I have blue betta (named Martin) which I have now had for 12 days. The first week I had him he was very happy, beautiful, swimming around a lot, made a bubble nest on day 6. He was in a 1 gallon tank, feeding him beta pellets (2 in morning, 1 at night, he eats them right away), pwc (50% every...
  17. My betta Shuichi and his friends the marimo!

    Betta Pictures
    My new betta Shu-chan! I got my little guy at Petsmart today after waiting weeks for my tank to cycle! I couldn't get shrimp there, but after getting him home and seeing how fiesty he is I might just leave him be by himself. He flares up when he sees my finger up against the tank, but maybe he...
  18. Video of my future betta tank, and a few questions on heat & water flow rate.

    Betta Fish Care
    Here is a video of my betta tank after it's first week of cycling. I ask a few questions in here regarding the temperature of the tank and also about the flow rate of the water. It's a bit long, but if you so watch the whole thing thank you!
  19. 3 large marimo (not moss balls!) are on their way to my betta/shrimp tank!

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I posted this over in aquarium plants, but It really fits here as well so I figured I'd post for the betta peoples! Ijust ordered three 5cm marimo from a wholesale company in the UK which I plan to add to my (currently cycling) 5 gallon tank. I plan on adding a betta and a small community of...
  20. iPond or 5 Gallon?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So Pinyin, whom I've had for all of two weeks, has been living in an iPond. For those of you who don't know what it is, it's a tank that's probably 1/4 Gallon (the way I set it up) and it plugs your iPod into the side, and projects your music through a built in speaker. And I know that...