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  1. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I am curious about everyone's thoughts on algae eaters! I know nerite snails are a big one. I just have one male betta in a 5.5 gal tank with lots of decor, fake plants and some live plants. He is getting some algae buildup that keeps getting worse, and I have to suck it out with a turkey baster...
  2. Finless Friends
    I have two Bettas, each in a separate tank with a black mystery snail. They've all lived together for about two weeks now and are getting along just well, but I had a question. I had a horned nerite snail a few months back, but it sadly passed away because I cleaned my fish's tank spotless...
  3. 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...
  4. Other Fish
    I have an albino bristlenose pleco about 2" long living in a 20 gal with only a molly and a ghost shrimp for now (newly set up tank). I give him half an algae wafer per night and I shut the lights off when i put the food in, but I've only ever seen him eat it once!!! Otherwise, the wafer gets...
  5. 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...
  6. Betta Fish Compatibility
    can red cherry shrimp and a nerite snail and a betta fish be ok in a fluval spec 2 gallon aquarium. right now there is just one red cherry shrimp and a betta in the tank. but i want add a few more RCS and one nerite snail to clean the algae off the glass. would that a be a good idea or over...
  7. Betta Fish Care
    I have been told that my tank is overstocked. I have a siamese algae eater, three snails (not sure what kind), two african dwarf frogs (one male, one female) and a baby betta (about 6 weeks old) in a 2.5 gallon tank. I'm just wondering about the consequences of overstocking your tank. All of my...
  8. Betta Chat
    Hi guys, I kinda have an emergency, and I didn't know what category to put it under so I just filed it under betta chat. I recently bought a 2.5 tank and had two african dwarf frogs, an algae eater, and three snails in there. the frogs were very interactive and also sometimes played with...
  9. Betta Fish Compatibility
    Hi there, I'm extremely new to the whole keeping females together-thing, and I'd like some help before I make any sort of mistake! I'm very familiar with bettas, behaviors, care, etc. I bought myself a little, very young looking female yesterday (oct 20th) and I've heard a lot about...
  10. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Gah! So Pinyin is a slob. I have come to this conclusion, as he likes to eat (lots) and that means he poops (lots) He has some 90's themed gravel (It's rainbow) and I have started to notice that it's covered in a black coloured algae. His fake plants are covered in it too, as well as his...
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