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  1. Algaecide Questions

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Ok so in my 10 gallon aquarium, after about a month, it gets infested with algae and I have to do a complete clean of the entire tank because of it using bleach and soaps and boiling water (yes I know you are not supposed to use chemicals or soap but my betta has never gotten sick or showed...
  2. Add another creature to contain algae?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    Hello, I've been caring for my first betta fish for a few months now. He seems to be doing great, but my tank is accruing a lot of algae. It's small because I live in a studio apartment (I'd give him a bigger one if I could), 2 gallons, and I change out the water biweekly by hand. The tank also...
  3. Introducing Nerite to Betta

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    Last year I started a 2.5 gallon tank with 1 betta and 1 nerite snail. The two got along very well after a few hours of antagonism when I first put the snail in the tank. Right around memorial day, the betta got sick and died, and within a week I bought a new betta, Hannibal. The new betta...
  4. Non-Snail Algae Eating Companions

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    Greetings, I'm wanting a companion for a betta that will eat algae, but not aquarium plants. I don't want snails, as they are too prone to escape and I sometimes have to leave the tank for more than twelve hours at a time. I would accept snails that will not travel above the water line. I'm...
  5. Algae, is it good or bad?

    Betta Fish Care
    So I have had my tank for probably around a month and a half now it is a 5 gallon with just one betta in it. I have noticed some algae beginning to form. Should I do a quarter tank water change or is algae a good thing? I tried to put some liquid algae removed but that didn't seem to do...
  6. Need help :(

    Betta Fish Care
    I didn't want to start a new thread until I had read over some things. After doing so, I still need help :/ Okay, so... my boyfriend and I are the parents of two bettas. One a female and the other male. We keep them in a split tank. We don't have a filter, but we do have the light, the plants...
  7. Is death around the corner? :'<

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Basic Info: 10-gallon tank 7 plastic plants a couple of rocks and a lot of gravel 1 divider 1 blue male betta fish and 2 female betta fish Things to consider: My room is a bit cold, and my 10 gallon tank doesn't have a heater. I tend to have the curtains pulled back, so the sunlight can hit the...