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  1. Digestive issues?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I recently bought a rose petal betta within the last few months, and he seems to be having some trouble. Specifically, he keeps getting bloated and constipated, and it is causing him a lot of stress and rotting his beautiful fins which is messing up the water's ammonia levels. I keep him in...
  2. Rainbow film and brown algea?

    Betta Fish Care
    My friend is having a rainbow film issue. When the water level is at the required level for the filter it doesn't agitate the water surface to break it up. Here's some info. Tank size: 5 gallon Conditioner and additives: Tetra Aquasafe plus to condition and occassional Tetra water Clarifier...
  3. Ottos or snails?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    Hi guys! I'm having a bad outbreak of brown algae- diatoms. I found out that a good way to combat it is keeping ottos. I'm interested in getting four or five, but my ten gallon tank is heavily stocked. I have mostly nano fish, (10 exclamation point rasboras, pygmy/dwarf salt and pepper, and...
  4. Brown algae problem

    Betta Fish Care
    Help me out, guys. What's the best way to deal with the brown algae that is growing over my gravel and decor? I understand that there are some critters highly adept at eat algae, but I'm not sure if my tank can accommodate another creature. Need an expert opinion. Tank details: 5 gallon...
  5. Fast growing Low light plants for 10 gallon

    Planted Betta Tanks
    So far, all of my plants are slow-growing, and I've developed an algae problem. I'm using a floor lamp with daylight bulbs, and the light is about 10 inches or so above the water with a second one 20 inches above the water. My slow growing plants are quite nice and healthy; some have grown 2...
  6. Brown algae problems

    Planted Betta Tanks
    Hi all! I'm having some issues with brown algae in my 2.6 gal tank. The algae has been with the tank for about 3 months now and I'm kinda tired of scrubbing my plants every week when I do my water change. Though I have read that the algae can stay with the tank for about 6 months. The algae is...
  7. Brown Algae Problem

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Lately my filter has started turning brown, and at first I thought this was normal, but then it turned completely brown: Now it's definitely spread to the rest of the tank. It's not super visible in this picture, but to me it's most visible on the leaves of my anubias and in the gravel...
  8. I don't know what's wrong with 'Blindi!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My Betta Helblindi's scales are turning yellow. Every post on here that I find about yellow spots on the head said something of it being a growth, but the scales are just yellow. I don't get it and I've looked at around sixteen pages so far. He used to have a roommate (via divider in his...
  9. Algae maintenance

    Betta Fish Care
    Okay so this is a 15 gallon betta sorority with 5 girls. I've had this tank for 3months and I clean the tank once a week with a siphon. I also take the plants and decorations out to rub the algae off and then put them back in. This doesn't seem to be working and it keeps coming back. Here are...
  10. Brown algae/diatom removal?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So I just noticed this today and I've been doing some research but I wanted to check with some others first. Is this definitely brown algae/diatoms and can someone give me some advice on how to rid of it? I've had these fish and tank for about a month now so is it just part of the cycle? Here...
  11. Brown Algae

    Betta Fish Care
    I may have posted this in the wrong section, if so I apologize. I cannot get rid of it! I have two 10 gallon tanks. They have been set up for over a year. They should be both cycled. All the parameters are fine. Nitrate 0 Nitrite 0 soft water, 120 alkalinity, pH 6.8. One tank gets a tiny bit...
  12. Brown algae bloom - HELP

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I have a 10 gal divided tank with two bettas and two other compatible fish. I have had the tank for almost 2 years and suddenly am having a brown algae bloom. We recently moved and while the tank doesn't get direct sunlight it gets more indirect light than it used to. I don't turn the light...
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