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  1. Betta Fish Compatibility
    Hello! New to this website so forgive me if I'm asking this question in the wrong forum, BUT... I'm looking to introduce some cherry shrimp to control my algae and a few tetras to control the shrimp into my 10-gallon tank. First off, is this a good idea? What would be a better alternative if...
  2. Planted Betta Tanks
    So I’ve recently switched to all live plants, and I figure it’ll take a bit for the ecosystem to find its balance, but I’m wondering what I need to do about this weird algae that has grown on my elodea. It’s brown and fibrous and looks kinda like teddy bear stuffing or insulation. I’ve cut back...
  3. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi all! About 6 months ago you all helped us so much with our wonderful betta Ringo. He's thriving and doing so well! About 3 months ago we moved and put his tank by a window (the only place that would work in the layout). Unfortunately this led to a burst of algae. We got a nerite snail and I...
  4. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So I'm very new at fish keeping. And I've never noticed this issue before so idk if it's normal or not but can someone please explain what the hell this is. No matter how much I vacuumed the gravel or do water changes it always is just lingering. This is literally right after a 50 percent water...
  5. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    My 5 gallon tank has been really cloudy recently and I've been trying to figure out why. I asked someone at the place where I bought it and they said it could be an algae bloom, so I'm gonna try to go with that for now. I've been doing extra cleanings and the murkiness doesn't seem to bother...
  6. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    He has a heated 2.5 gallon heated tank to 78* and Iremoved his filter after he got stuck in one and received two sores. After that he was fin for a few days. Then their was an algae bloom three days after, I believe. He showed signs of swim bladder( floating and staying put except to breath or...
  7. Betta Fish Care
    FyrIce has some fuzz algae in his tank. It is not kept in direct sunlight, other then the wee bit of morning when the sun is coming in through the closed blinds. By the time we get up, it usually is not shining directly through the window. I cycle my 2.5, feed normally, 3 pellets a day (since...
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