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  1. Ammonia spike after cleaning tank, betta soon to arrive

    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. Hi, I'm new here and please help me.

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    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...
  3. How to lower ammonia levels and treat fin rot?

    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...
  4. new tank and ammonia problems

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    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...
  5. Help with reducing ammonia level?

    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...
  6. Cycling for a month and no Nitrite?

    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...
  7. Ammonia is at 0, but Drogo's fin rot is still progressing

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    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...
  8. Need answers as soon as possible, question about my current betta tank

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    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...
  9. Colorblind & Ammonia Tests Kits

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    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...
  10. Ammonia, Half cycled tank, and a young fish HELP!

    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...
  11. Consistent pH crash while cycling

    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...
  12. pH Crash and Ammonia Spike

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    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...
  13. New to cycling ; am I worrying too much?

    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...
  14. Test kits

    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...
  15. Ammonia woes

    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...
  16. Ammonia in the Tap Water?

    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...
  17. Lethargic betta, not eating, not spots

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 5.5 Does it have a filter? yes Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 79-80 Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? It has a filter Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? No Food: What food brand do you use...
  18. Ammonia Poisoning?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello all! I am not to sure what to do so I am hoping someone can help. I got my betta Hanzo about 6 months ago. I have gotten quite attached to him so I write this with a very heavy heart. He was in a 5 gallon tank with a heater and filter and seemed to be doing well. However, the filter seemed...
  19. Thoughts on the Back to the Roots Gardens (long post)(nerds only)

    Betta Fish Care
    After seeing the Back to the Roots Garden product and reading reviews, it seems like many peoples' Bettas die or get sick in this setup if they listen to the manufacturers and don't clean the tank. People who have added aquatic plants to the tank have also had more success. I started to...
  20. Dropsy. Is there any hope?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone. I have a 1 1/2 year old male betta purchased from petco in a 10 gallon tank that has been showing signs of dropsy for 2 days now- bloated belly, pine cone scales, loss of appetite. He had a spike in ammonia the other day (4.0ppm) and he was lethargic so I did about a 75% water...
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