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  1. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi! I need some advice on reducing my ammonia level. I got my betta about 3 weeks ago and I put him in an uncycled tank. At the time I didn't realize that tanks needed to "cycle" & I didn't add any beneficial bacteria. Needless to say after researching on bettas, I realized I messed up. I have a...
  2. Betta Fish Care
    After getting two betta's with 2 5 gallon tanks I learned that about the cycling process... so I have been trying to cycle it with them in the tank. so I have been test the water with the API master kit every day to every 2 days making sure I do 25% water changes with a gravel vacuum I treat the...
  3. Betta Fish Care
    OK so I have 2 betta's both in 5 gallon tanks now I wan not aware of cycling until I had the fish already in them ... ( I should have looked into setting up a tank before) so the one tank has a ph of 6.5 ammonia is 0 both nitrates are 0 but the water is super cloudy with a film on top I am...
  4. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello everyone! I am in the middle of a fish-in cycle for my 15 gal column. I just bought a new test kit (I was using strips and they just weren't accurate enough)-- The API ammonia kit. When I get enough money I'll be buying the master test kit, but it's 30 dollars at my local Petsmart and I...
  5. Betta Fish Care
    Hi everyone! Thank god for the internet. This site has given me lots of startup advice since I decided to get my very first betta. A little about me. I'm 37 living with my girlfriend. I'm post-grad level educated and no nothing about owning a fish! Lol. I wanted to start simple so betta is what...
  6. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi! I'm new to the forum and to Betta Fish care. I've been creeping on this forum since I got my guy at the beginning of April, and I've learned so much (primarily that the people at the fish store should be ashamed of themselves). I've finally gotten myself into an issue that I haven't been...
  7. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 1.5 gallon (temporary until I put him in his new 2.5) What temperature is your tank? 79 degrees Does your tank have a filter? yes Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no Is your tank heated? yes What tank mates does your betta fish live...
  8. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Has anyone had any experience with fishless cycling in a blackwater aquarium? Most specifically do the tannins in the water effect the test results? I am using the API Freshwater Master Test Kit and, like most tests, results are read via comparing the water color after the additives to the color...
  9. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have male betta (crown tail) that I have had for a few months and he is normally very active and all up in everyone's business and happy and eats like a little piggy but 4 days ago he was very upset and lying on the bottom of the tank and not coming up to say hello or eat which is very out of...
  10. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi all, my betta fish, Toaster, recently had caught Ich and after googling what to do for him I ended up purchasing the generic Jungle brand for treating ich. I cleaned out his tank, washed his plants and rocks with warm water and soap. I put in the usual tablet to make the water safe for him...
  11. Betta Fish Care
    What is the best way to lower ammonia? mine isn't high right now.
  12. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So I've been trying to do a fishless cycle in my 5 gallon tank for 2 weeks now using raw shrimp. There's 3 medium size shrimp in there total. I've added nothing else to the water. My problem is that for the entire two weeks my ammonia level hasn't even hit 1ppm until JUST TODAY. I HAVE been...
  13. Betta Fish Care
    I recently (Sunday evening) moved my half-moon boy, Charlemagne, into a 5gal setup (he has a 3gal which I left in my hometown 5hrs away from my college town). When I added him into the setup, I realized that the upper half of his tail is deteriorating D: It hasn't gotten very far, but I'm still...
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