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  1. Betta Fish Care
    Hi all, So I've recently purchased a beautiful halfmoon from Aquabids that will be coming sometime in the next week or so.. although I've ran into an issue (very likely my own doing). Seeing that I have only owned one nerite snail for the past year and some, I had gotten very lazy with my...
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I did a 50% water change a few days ago in my tank. Last night I noticed my betta was missing another chunk from his fin (this time his dorsal) and wasn't as excited about his food as he usually is. I just tested the water and suddenly there's an ammonia spike... I've never had this happen so...
  3. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello! My name is Emily, and my mom bought me a betta two or three weeks ago, and I'm having trouble with ammonia in the tank. Some more background info: This is my very first fish, so I've done a lot of reading, but have no experience. I set him up in a 5 gallon fluval chi with the included...
  4. Other Fish
    hey guys! Okay so I haven't had a betta in a few months (Ish died tragically when a long hair of my mother's fell into the tank and wrapped around his fins and body, suffocating him) but I do have two large goldfish, each 2" long, and a tetra 1" long, and two cleaner snails. The fish have been...
  5. Planted Betta Tanks
    So I've let my algae get a little out of control, so I'm reducing how long I keep the light on drastically. If this works, I am somewhat worried about dying algae actually causing an ammonia spike. Does this happen? Also, I think less ammonia will be processed by the plants, but it is a...
  6. Betta Fish Care
    Hello, I've been reading posts on here for some time trying to find solutions to this problem, but now i figure i need to ask to try and solve this problem. Basically my ammonia is really high at .25-0.50. my guy is alone in a 5.5g with a filter and heater, it is uncycled unfortunately, as i...
  7. Betta Fish Care
    Hi, Are these levels normal for new tanks?? The first set is one of my 1.5 gallon Tetra cubes, then my yellow ammonia free tap water, then the second tank. Yesterday, my ghost shrimp in the first tank kicked the bucket (surprising how sad that can be). Possibly because of the ammonia levels? Or...
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