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  1. Substrate

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi! I have decided to upgrade my betta's tank from a 3.5 gallon to a 5 gallon. From the research I've done I decided that sand would be a good idea for this tank? Do any sand users have recommendations and advice? Will live plants live better or worse in these conditions? Any good/bad...
  2. Advice on Vacation Care

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello, I was wondering if anyone had any advice on the best care for my betta when I go out of town. I am a graduate student and have a break coming up next week, before I leave I have to move out of my current apartment and will not be able to move into my new apartment until I return 3 weeks...
  3. New Fish Tank Advice

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello everyone, I have recently bought a 50 liter fish tank (13 gallons) and I was wondering some of you would be so kind as to give me some advice for setting it up and what brands I should stick to. I'm trying to look for cheap (but not too cheap) equipment for the fish tank and methods for...
  4. Help, is this ick? Spots on head

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Overnight (probably), some light spots appeared on Reggie's head. My first thoughts were ick, but it doesn't look like ick to me. They aren't salt-sized, they aren't even that white. The photos aren't too good at showing, but they're actually sort of flesh-colored? As if the black pigment has...
  5. Cannot Figure Out How to Help My Betta, Onyx

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 10 gallons Does it have a filter? Yes, Top Fin Power 10 Filter (I made a filter baffle to divert the water current so it doesn't push Onyx all over the place, and yes the glue side is NOT in the water- it's taped to the top part of the filter cover) Does...
  6. My Betta has Ich and Fungus Help

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey guys, I'm in desperate need for advice, My beautiful betta has the starts of Ich and fungus under his gill, I can only use one medicine at a time, I started treating him for his Ich 2 days ago when I noticed the signs of the fungus under his gill when he was flaring at the Blue color of the...
  7. Help w/ moving betta to new tank

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So I've had the Marineland portrait/ contour for a few months now and after completing a water change tonight I've decided it's time to give up on this tank. The filtration is honestly horrible... the output tube constantly spews nasty white gunk into the tank which ends up just settling on the...
  8. Sorority Advice?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    Hello all! I currently have a Male Halfmoon betta named Bowie, and I've had him for a few months now. He's the first betta, and also the first fish, I've ever had. I'm hoping to get a nice ten gallon set up for my birthday at the end of July. What I'm trying to decide is if I should try a...
  9. Silly Questions from a New Owner

    Betta Fish Care
    I just got my Betta Iris three days ago and I had some questions: I used water conditioner when I first cycled the tank,but due to some concerns about wounds I wanted to put some stresscoat in there.Can I use both? If so, can I put stresscoat in while Iris is in the tank? Is there a brand of...
  10. pH Advice

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    First time fish tank and Betta owner. 5g tank was planted and set up last Wednesday, Betta fish added yesterday to begin a fish-in cycle. I'm running into a bit of a dilemma though. My tap water has a pH of 8.8. My tank water is 7.4. I'm scared of giving the little guy pH shock during water...
  11. Advice on deadbeat roommate

    The Lounge
    Hello everyone, this is going to be drama heavy, but I need some advice. I've been googling solutions all day, as well as asking friends, and I've decided to come here and see if I can get some advice on an issue I'm having. I loaned my roommate $260 so that she could buy two betta fish +...
  12. Cattlebone

    Betta Fish Care
    I have a nertile zebra snail and a rosetail betta fish sharing a tank. My snails shell is beginning to grow white stuff. I bought cattlebone to add calcium for him. Can I add a small amount to the betta tank? Will it hurt my betta at all or will he benefit from it too? Thanks!!
  13. Pleco or ADF

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    I'm looking to add to my tank. I have a male betta, and a nertile zebra snail. Tomorrow I plan to get one more zebra snail and possibly an additional tank mate! I have my betta in a tank at 80 degrees, a live plant, gravel and a hammock. He seems very happy but I want to add a little bit...
  14. New Tankmate and one happy betta...

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi all! I've had my rosetail betta for about a month and a half now. I purchased him with a black mystery snail who sadly just died. The water is heated to about 78-80 degrees, with gravel, betta hammock and a new live plant. (he before had a silk plant). I cleaned my tank and let my betta...
  15. Should I confront?

    Betta Chat
    So I recently purchased a lovely Halfmoon male( Flavio ) Who quite obviously had fin damage. I also purchased two veil tail males from the same pet store ( Indigo and Sprig ). I also have a dumbo halfmoon male (Fabio )who ALSO had substantial fin damage and was yes, yet again from the same pet...
  16. Poland springs water?

    Betta Fish Care
    I was wondering if Poland springs water is something that is safe for a beta fish. And if so, would it have to be treated with conditioner? I currently have a beta fish in treated tap water, but am going home for winter break and got him a vacation home (new filtered, heated tank to bring him...
  17. College break approaching??

    Betta Fish Care
    I could really use some advice! I am in college currently and have a betta fish living with me at school. He has a 2.7 gallon tank, with a filter and heater and is doing really well. I have about a month break coming up and want to take him home with me, of course because theres nobody else to...
  18. Fin rot!? Help!!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey everyone. So a few weeks ago I noticed some tears in my buddies fins. I went to the pet store and they gave me some blue medicine which I've attached a photo of. I've been using it since and I haven't noticed any improvements and it seems like it has actually gotten worse. Does it look like...
  19. Seachem Stability and Cycling?

    Betta Fish Care
    Good to be back on the forum. Back in May I said I was a few weeks away from my Betta. Unfortunately, my parents planned a summer-long trip to my grandparents out of state for me. My tank has been sitting at home collecting dust. Ugh. However, I'll be arriving home soon and hopefully, will...
  20. Proceeding with fin rot treatment! Advice?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi! I was informed my betta has a mild case of fin rot, and I was instructed to do the aquarium salt treatment in his tank. That being said, can I take out everything in his tank, decor and all, and put completely new water in? I would keep probably just his leaf hammock in there that he likes...
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