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  1. Green Algae growth--What should we do?

    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...
  2. BBA on driftwood before adding

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello fellow betta lovers. Keeping a cambodian double tail in a 5.5 gallon. Took a deco out to rearrange and noticed an issue in the paint (paint itself was bubbling off the deco after only a month) careful of topfin decorations. I bought some manzanita wood off a local specialized fish...
  3. Digestive issues?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I recently bought a rose petal betta within the last few months, and he seems to be having some trouble. Specifically, he keeps getting bloated and constipated, and it is causing him a lot of stress and rotting his beautiful fins which is messing up the water's ammonia levels. I keep him in...
  4. Weird Clear/White Algae?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So, this is the best picture I could get for what is happening to my tank and betta recently. It's noticeable around his head and body. This algae, if that's what it is, is all over the fake tank plants and decorations. I can't seem to get rid of it, right after I 100% clean the tank, it comes...
  5. Hello all! just created an account! Any tips for preventing algae growth?

    Meet the Betta Keepers
    I've had bettas as a kid, but I always kept them in a single gallon bowl. After having a betta last year that developed fit rot, I set up a 5 gallon tank for him, but then the tablets I used to treat the fit rot killed him! But not to be sad, I mourned him and soon purchased a new betta. My...
  6. 2.5 or 5 gallon

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    i know like everyone on immediate reading will say 5 but read through please. i have a betta in a five gallon tank, but i have trouble cleaning it well, i may try having the 5 gal without substrate because thats my biggest problem but as of right now i just have issues, it gets algea easy, my...
  7. Floating In Water?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Seem to be having issues with the water quality in my 2gal tank. I have an Aquatop IF-201 sponge filter and seems to be working fine I see it sucking up stuff and it seems to be running great, so I don't think it's that? Since I have installed it, there is a huge amount of what looks like...
  8. My Bettas keep eating my snails algae wafers

    Betta Fish Care
    I got 2 cute Nerite snails named Berry and Garry. I dropped in an algae wafer in each side (They are on each side of my divided 10gallon) But I noticed my Bettas started to go for the wafers. I watched them for a bit and realized they were picking at it and was eating the wafers and the snails...
  9. Can I put one nerite snail on each side of my divided 10gallon?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    I have a divided 10gallon tank with a male betta on each side. There is a lot of brown algae and I read that Nerite snails eat brown algae. I am aware that they won't live just off of the algae of course. Could I add one Nerite snail on each side? Will my Bettas mind?
  10. Brown algae everywhere?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So suddenly, lots of brown algae started to grow everywhere in my 10gallon divided tank. I have a male betta on each side. The gravel (mine is white) is being covered in brown and the plants and decorations are turning brown as well. I don't want to take everything out to clean again. Is there...
  11. Nerite Snail

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    So the other day I made a post about algae and someone recommended that I go out and buy a nerite snail... I did such today, but on the drive home a question came to mind; can a snail live in an aquarium that has salt in it? I also read online that snails are able to climb out of tanks that...
  12. Algae?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I'm totally new to taking care of a betta, but I've had mine for about three months now and after dealing with fin rot and ich, another problem has seemed to have arose in my poor betta's tank. For starters, my fish lives in a 1.5 tank (I can't afford a new one; high school student here), with...
  13. New Betta Owner

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I just got a betta from my friend as a birthday present. She got me my betta and a starter kit. Currently, my betta, Floyd is in a .5 gallon tank. I know it is WAY to small for him, and I have ordered him the Aqueon BettaBow 2.5. Other than the basic care, I don't know what to do with him...
  14. Algae on Fake Plants

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello! How can I clean algae that forms on fake plants? I use hot water and a baby bottle brush but it is stubborn! My plants are silk, I guess. They are plants specifically for fish tanks and made of a fabric material. Any safe tips? Thanks!
  15. Hair-thin green stuff growing on Wisteria

    Planted Betta Tanks
    Hi guys, If you look closely at this photo you can see this really thin hair like growth attached to my Wisteria, I'm wondering what it is. Is it some sort of algae? If it is, what's the best way to get rid of it? :?
  16. I just got here and I have questions...

    Betta Chat
    To start, I'd like to say hello to everyone visiting my thread ^^ Secondly, I'd very much like to know what color my fish would have be considered. His peduncle started out quite purple, but his body was basically a sunset. Another question that I have is in regards to tank cycling. This...
  17. Nasty White Fuzz on Artificial Plants

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hey everybody! So, I finally got my 20g community tank up and running, but I'm seeing some really weird white fuzz on my plants: My initial thought is that it's some kind of algae, but I wanted to get some opinions from more experienced people. If something hits the plants hard enough...
  18. Need Help Identifying Algae

    Planted Betta Tanks
    Hello, I am hoping someone here can identify it and has some idea on how to deal with it. It is a 5g Fluval V Spec with a compressed co2 setup. It started before I had the co2, I figured that would help resolve the issue, it has not. My light cycle is 8am-1230pm then 2pm-430pm Pics of the...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...