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  1. Planted Betta Tanks
    Hi everyone! I'm a total newbie to planted tanks. Apologies in advance for all of my questions!! Background Info I recently got some Frogbit from a local aquarium store to help combat the algae in my 5.5g tank. I also had my water checked at the store and the only issue was the ph was a...
  2. 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...
  3. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    a couple months ago i switched to a 3.5 from a 2.5 gallon and it's been really good but a lot of habits have changed for me with maintaining my tanks health (i only have a 3 year old betta and a moss ball in there, along with other fake plants, etc.) with my 3.5 gallon tank, i do about a 25%...
  4. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello all. Just started doing my betta’s water change for the week, and noticed on his new piece of driftwood that there is this slimy film on the bottom of it, where it was against the gravel on the floor of the tank. Idk if you can see it in the picture. It also kinda has a strong sulfur-y...
  5. Planted Betta Tanks
    I have a 10 gallon planted betta community tank with 1 betta, 8 neon tetra, a snail, and recetly 5 ghost shrimp. My betta is a very curious but passive betta and there has been no agresstion to anyone in the tank. The tetra are very comforatble with him and no losses. The only issue im having it...
  6. Betta Fish Care
    Helloooo! Couple questions here! So I’ve noticed a bit of algae growth on one of my betta’s decorations, and I’m not sure how to go about cleaning it up. Can I just suck it up with my aquarium vacuum? Also...am I supposed to take everything out of the tank every once in a while and do a full...
  7. Planted Betta Tanks
    Hello, I am trying to figure out how to manage the green algae in my tank. I try to get rid of it and it just keeps coming back. Help would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you in advance!!
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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?
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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