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  1. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 5 gallons Does it have a filter? yes, I use fluvial biomax biological filt, no carbon bc I like putting in IAL tea/water to tint it some times, and it's planted Does it have a heater? no What temperature is your tank? 27° C / 80° F Does your tank have an...
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Okay i tried all i can think and im running low on options now im scared this could take his life if it keeps keeping worse. ive been testing the water before every water change since i started seeing him like this and the parameters are always the same minus the pH which is now a bit higher...
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 5 gallons Does it have a filter? YES Does it have a heater? YES What temperature is your tank? 78f. Got a new heater to raise the temperature to 82f for what I read, haven’t yet. Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? YES Does your...
  4. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I'm setting up a 5 gallon tank for my Betta (Currently in a 2.5 gallon unfiltered) I want to get him a Marina Power Filter, but the cartridges are $3 each and it seems like it'd build up pretty fast. Are there any alternatives that I could use in place of a filter cartridge?
  5. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I found a 5.5 gallon in my garage, and I want to move my Betta into it, since he's in a cramped 2.5 gallon tank without a filter, and I think he's fin biting (Woke up today with a massive cut in one of his fins! I really hope it's just fin biting) I'm trying to decide on a heater and filter...
  6. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My beta fish seems sick, and I’m not sure what to do about it! He hasn’t been super lethargic, but he hangs out next to the heater all the time now. His fins started to have a hole, and I tried to remember if he had that when I got him. Well now, it’s grown worse, with what looks like mold...
  7. Betta Fish Compatibility
    Is it okay to have tank mates in a 5 gallon? If so what can I put in with my betta? My betta hasn’t showed any signs of aggression so I think I’d be nice for him to have a friend.
  8. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    this info is from my last betta, i just bought one today! Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 5 Does it have a filter? yes Does it have a heater? no What temperature is your tank? 20-24 cels Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no Does your Betta have tank mates? What...
  9. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I am new to the world of bettas and their care, and I did my best to extensively research before getting one two weeks ago. I have a 5 gallon tank, filter, and heater, with water that is dechlorinated and within the ideal water parameters. I test the water every day and it is always fine. When I...
  10. Planted Betta Tanks
    Hello hello, I have heard and also read SO MANY conflicting stories and articles online about Duckweed in Betta tanks. Some Hobbyists warn that it is TOO easy to grow and it takes over tanks and can kill Bettas. However, I have also read that it can be great for overall tank health AND for...
  11. Betta Fish Care
    Hello everyone! I just got a new Betta fish yesterday and I feel like he is acting strange. I am not sure if he is just a very active betta or if something is wrong with my tank. I cycled the tank and did a water change before getting my fish, I’ve tested the tank countless times and everything...
  12. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi. I’m new here but I have had bettas before. My current one is in a 5 gallon tank by himself and he loves his pagoda. He goes there every time he wants to sleep and it’s one of his favorite places to hide. But he got bloated about a week ago and I took his pagoda out for a bit. I put it back...
  13. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi all, I just joined this site and I’m a new betta owner. I’ve had my guy for 3 days now and today he is no longer eating as of this morning. He also is just hanging out at the top of the water, mostly in corners floating. Not much swimming going on. He also seems very lethargic. I have him in...
  14. Betta Fish Care
    Okay, so, I'm new here. I had a Betta fish for like a week, but unfortunately he died because of some bad advice from a store keeper (he tested our water and told us our cycle was complete--it wasn't and my fish died from what we think was nitrite or ammonia poisoning). Anyway, it has been...
  15. Planted Betta Tanks
    I want to put an Anubius onto a piece of driftwood, but I am not sure if I need nutrient-rich substrate for that or if I should just use regular aquarium gravel. I am very new to plants and this will be my first planted tank.
  16. Betta Fish Compatibility
    Hello! I recently got a betta tank and had a few questions for some more experienced owners. So I have a 5 gallon tank (with heater and filter of course) and in this tank I have: 1 male betta, 2 female koi tuxedo guppies, 1 albino cory cat, 2 blue shrimp, 2 yellow shrimp, 3 ghost shrimp, and 3...
  17. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So I recently rescued this Betta from Petsmart (yes I know you shouldn’t get them from the petstore but they gave him to me for free since he could barely swim). His name is Tony Stark or Iron Man, he is in a cycled 5 gallon tank with filter and heater. He just stays against the filter and I’m...
  18. Betta Fish Care
    Hello, I got my Betta fish around 3 weeks ago and was wondering if this is normal behaviour for them. He will swim around a corner that i feed him in (It’s one that I have been feeding him in for about a week now) and even when I leave it, he will swim up and down the glass, but only around in...
  19. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    * EDIT * Tavington sadly died of this complication. I suspect he either had a tumor that prevented his gills from functioning or had scar tissue from an injury that occurred prior to him coming home with me. Swim in peace fella. Have been dealing with swim bladder issues with Tavington for...
  20. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi all, I'm currently attempting to heal my Betta of his ammonia burns. I have tested the water weekly with no spikes for the past 2 weeks, but the ammonia burns are still clearly visible. On top of that, he had fin rot in all his fins (including ventrals). The only noticeable improvement to...
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