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  1. Betta Fish Care
    [Solved: the issue was my pH being 6.4 and my kH being 0d so a cycle could not stay stable - my substrate plus my heavy planting lowered it significantly as my natrual water pH is 7.4 and kH 6d. If you want more info on the solution because this sounda like your problem, dont hesitate to contact...
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: beginners fish tank How many gallons is your tank? 21L (5.5Gallons) Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? No What temperature is your tank? 23.4 c (74.12 f) Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Yes air stone and air pump Does your Betta have tank...
  3. Betta Fish Care
    I've owned my betta fish for over 2 years now and I've been noticing him making bubbles at the top (not a bubble nest), always resting at the top, rather than the bottom and developing bits of black on his scales. I've just recently got a new 3.5 betta tank and I tried cycling it for the first...
  4. Betta Fish Care
    I've recently been doing a lot of research about bettas and learned a lot more about their care and things to look out for. I just recently got a 3.5 gallon tank with a heater and filter and I'm looking into getting some live plants for it too. I have my betta in a 2.5 gallon with a mystery...
  5. 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...
  6. Betta Fish Care
    I am totally new with all the raising a healthy betta fish stuff. I got him a week ago as a birthday present. And I just did a partial water change for him since the ammonia and the nitrite level was 0.25. However as I did the test again for the new water, the ammonia level was still the same...
  7. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone! I recently have noticed my betta has been getting fin rot so I tested the water parameters and the ammonia is around 0.25 - 0.5ppm! How can I get this down quickly?? Once I have returned water parameters back to normal will the fin rot start healing or will I need extra...
  8. Betta Fish Care
    hey, i am new to the betta world and i am trying to be a good betta mommy. My buddy just got a new 10 gal tank and i am fish in cycling. yesterday we got it all settled and today the ammonia levels read over 1.0ppm. just out of curiosity i tested my tap water and it read .5ppm strait out of the...
  9. 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...
  10. Betta Fish Care
    So a little over a month ago I set up my tank. I'm doing fish-less cycle, and added the Ace Hardware Janitor Strength Ammonia to start the cycle. My tank is 20 gallons and planted (with plants such as water lettuce, java fern, anubias nana, basically easy to grow plants). I'm also using a sand...
  11. Betta Fish Care
    I tested the water today and it read 0 ammonia, 2-5 nitrite, and 10 nitrate. I have a lot of live plants in a relatively small space, and I'm assuming my tank is still in the beginning stage of cycling, which is why my nitrite is high. I'll be doing daily water changes to keep that at bay, but...
  12. Betta Fish Care
    Mini emergency, question about my current betta tank Okay, so I have been doing a bit more research lately and I am starting to question my knowledge of betta fish. I recently bought a ten gallon tank and a divider to go down the middle so I could put my two male half moon bettas in one tank...
  13. Betta Chat
    So, I bought an ammonia test kit for my Betta... and I realized that I couldn't really read the results because I'm R/G colorblind. I realize this is going to be an issue moving forward. Does anyone have any suggestions for reading Ammonia/Nitrites/Nitrates other than a color-based indicator...
  14. Betta Fish Care
    One 3 month old betta Fish, marimo balls, Half cycled tank?, using Prime and testing at correct times, ammonia riddled tap water..... HELP! PLEASE! allow me to give you some details... I was given a tank cycled with just the gravel in it, I let it run a few days and ended up with a fish a...
  15. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I set up my 29-gallon tank almost a month ago, and it's still cycling with consistent ammonia spikes and pH crashes. Last week, I got cloudy water that left a white film on everything in the tank—plants, rocks, on the substrate and even on one betta—the pH dropped overnight from a steady 6.8 to...
  16. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    This morning while feeding the fish and checking the water parameters I found that my ammonia had gone up to 1.0ppm and the pH has gone down to at least 6.0ppm. This is a new 29-gallon tank that I set up 2 weeks ago. It was doing fine for the first week, I was doing partial 10% water changes...
  17. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello! So this is my first time cycling a tank. I do the fishless fish food method. I plan on getting a betta once the cycle is done! So my tank is around 4.5 and 5 gallons. I started last week. Everyday I tested the ammonia and it never went over 0.50 ppm. Even today, it is still at 0.50 ppm...
  18. Betta Fish Care
    Hi guys, I want a tropical fish testing kit but here in Australia they are $65+ and recently losing a job makes it even harder. I splurged on a new fish and he was sick (he passed) from breeder so spent even more on medicine and am having trouble to come up with a whole tropical test kit such...
  19. Betta Fish Care
    To start I would just like to say I am a beginner with my first API master test kit. I try to do as much research as I can, but I have had my fair share of issues. After losing 2 of my Bettas recently I have bought the API Master test kit and Im finding out my tanks aren't as fine as I thought...
  20. Betta Fish Care
    I'm relatively new here, so I wasn't sure if this belonged here, but I wasn't sure where else to ask. So, I just managed to get my hands on a water tester kit on Saturday, and I tested my aquarium today, and my water was reading between 0.25 and 0.50ppm for ammonia, so obviously my nitrate and...
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