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  1. Tanks mates for my betta?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    I have a small male betta and a mystery snail in a planted 5 gallon tank. I had cycled the planted tank with a bacteria starter for 4 weeks before adding the betta and snail. The betta and snail have been good buddies for just over 3 months and I’ve never had an issue with ammonia, nitrate...
  2. Ammonia spike after cleaning tank, betta soon to arrive

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi all, So I've recently purchased a beautiful halfmoon from Aquabids that will be coming sometime in the next week or so.. although I've ran into an issue (very likely my own doing). Seeing that I have only owned one nerite snail for the past year and some, I had gotten very lazy with my...
  3. Restarting my 5 gallon

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I am about to re-set up my 5 gallon and I am trying to decide what type of betta I want. I'm thinking about a King betta but I am not sure if it can be kept in my 5 gallon. I have done a little research but haven't come up with a definitive answer. I have come across a few forums that say a...
  4. Best 5 gallon tank

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So I've decided I'm definitely going to upgrade Fin to a 5 gallon tank. I'm just not sure which one to go with. These are the two tanks I'm contemplating the most, but I would love any other input
  5. Anyone in the market for a Fluval Chi!?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I was at a Petsmart in Albany, NY (12222) today and came across a Fluval Chi on sale for $35. Brand new and in the box. If I had room in my apartment I would have taken it but unfortunately I don't soo if anyone's in the area and really wants one I figured I'd share this information because I...
  6. Tetra Brand 5g Tank Kit?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Has anyone here used any Tetra brand tanks? More specifically, has anyone had any major issues with one? Its very affordable as they come with everything, and I have an extra heater if the one it comes with is finicky. I can also baffle the filter if it's too strong. But I'd like to know if...
  7. My fish caught a Mosquito hawk

    Betta Pictures
    I just went in the living room and she was swimming around with a mosquito hawk in her mouth! Thought it was pretty funny
  8. Tips/ Advice for new tank at school

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi everyone! I've been thinking about getting a betta fish in my apartment at school for a while now, and just a few days ago I finally decided to order a new tank online. I went with this one (it was on sale for $41)...
  9. Dividing a 6g tank with two bettas?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi there! I bought my betta a few days ago. I calculated my aquarium and it says it's an approximate 6gallon. Everything was set up prior to me putting him in the tank (bettaplus water conditioner, heated water at 78, and the divider was already in the tank). He seems happy in his divided side...
  10. 5.5 gallon for a betta? yes or no?

    Betta Fish Care
    Okay when i first started my fish addiction I had a 10 gallon tank with my betta and some corydoras, later on my betta got sick, so i sold my 10 gallon tank and bought a 20 gallon tank which now is housing 2 juvenile angel fish and 6 corydoras and I have my betta separately in a 2.5 gallon QT...
  11. What is going on with my boy?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So I started noticing my betta developing grey spots under his chin, but I sort of shrugged it off at first because he changes colors a lot, until he started getting white spots. He has about 4 white lumps on his body now and I thought it was fungus and I treated him for that last week but it...
  12. New 5g

    Planted Betta Tanks
    Hello, so I'm currently on vacation and have no access to my tanks. I want to set up my 5 g on my desk for a new betta. So far I'm going to order the 16" finnex stingray light. I was thinking of dosing Flourish Exel, but other than that I want it to be pretty easy. I was wondering if some of you...
  13. questions about water changes, clycling, and fin rot

    Betta Fish Care
    I have a 5 gallon tank with a whisper micro filter. Originally I was going to try to cycle it, but then I realized that this filter uses disposable filter cartridges. Is it still possible to cycle it or will I need a non disposable cartridge? Also are there any that are available for this...
  14. How's my tank look?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Betta from Thailand coming tomorrow. Do you guys think my tank looks ok? It is 5 gallon. ty.
  15. New fish - uncycled tank

    Betta Fish Care
    So my church bought a few bettas as part of a VBS lesson, and I volunteered to take one of them off their hands at the end of the week. The poor fishies are in half-gallon, unheated, dirty bowls, and frankly they'll be lucky if they make it to the end of the week :-?. (I'm thinking of just...
  16. inactive in new tank

    Betta Fish Care
    So my fish was originally in an extremely tiny starter tank that only held half of a gallon. It was impossible to keep clean and my fish wouldn't eat even after adding a tiny heater. Last night I got him moved to a much bigger 5 gallon tank with a filter (added a sponge over the outtake) and...
  17. Gallifrey Updates - What else can we do?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    For the health questions/answers, see my previous thread here. A few weeks ago, my betta Gallifrey became ill. He had been becoming less active over the course of a few months, but we had just moved and he was getting less interaction than he was used to, so we didn't think much of it. So...
  18. Sponge Filter HELP

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I'm sorry if this is a stupid question. I'm new to the betta community. What other accessories do you need in order to operate a sponge filter? I heard you need an air pump. Is that it? What air pump do you recommend?
  19. Filter and Heater for a 5gal tank?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I got the Fluval Chi Aquarium from a friend. Looks nice but the filter was horrible. It barely did anything and my betta developed fin rot. My little brother picked out the Zoo Med Heating pad for me which also does not work very well. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Please try...
  20. Which betta (MALE OR FEMALE) should I buy for my divided tank?

    Betta Pictures
    I have a 5g cube set up with an azoo palm filter, plants, and divider almost ready for another fish to go in to live with my crowntail Lil Buddy. Only thing keeping me at the moment is my water is a little cloudy from my plant substrate and the heater I currently have is not strong enough. In a...