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  1. How Do I Care for a Tank That a Betta Died In?

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    Recently one of my bettas died and I'm not sure how to clean out his tank. He died of severe bloating and dropsy, possibly, and I tried my best to care for him when he was sick. Although he didn't actually pass away in his tank (I'd moved him into a smaller glass when I knew he definitely wasn't...
  2. Starting up again!!

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    So after losing my betta, King, I have decided to come back to the world of bettas! I need advice on how to go about setting up his tank again so its ready for a new fish friend. King passed away after being ill, (he had torn his fins on an ornament which I threw out once I noticed, but never...
  3. Need Help - Cleaning out old tank!

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    As of this morning, my buddy King passed away after struggling with chronic fin rot for a while. I had treated him for it, with aquarium salt, water changes, and other recommended products with no luck. When I had my water tested, all the levels were fine (I took a picture of the test strip and...
  4. How to disinfect a tank

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    Hi guys, some of you may know what this is about already. My new betta just died of worms ( suspected not known) and I have to make sure to wash his tank out extremely well. I have boiled his tank and plants and everything that was originally in with him, I have also put a lot of salt in as...
  5. Algae on Fake Plants

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    Hello! How can I clean algae that forms on fake plants? I use hot water and a baby bottle brush but it is stubborn! My plants are silk, I guess. They are plants specifically for fish tanks and made of a fabric material. Any safe tips? Thanks!
  6. the mysterious mossy moss ball???

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    I got a moss ball one for each of my boys a little while ago, and just now I noticed Darthbetta's moss ball looked rather.. weird. I just cleaned their tanks not even a week ago so why is his moss ball so... mossy? and what should I do?
  7. How to clean a tank?

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    My fish died recently (RIP Franky), most likely from a bacterial infection. I was wondering what the best way to clean the tank is, and if I should get all new substrate, decor, and filter, or if I can just sanitize all of that and reuse it?
  8. How to clean a betta tank

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    Hello, I got a used fish tank that I want to use for a betta. What should I use to disinfect it? Bleach? I am not familiar with safe cleaning solutions for a betta tank. Thanks very much. ;-)
  9. How often do I/how do I clean my 10 Gallon Tank?

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    Hello! :) Last week I got a 10 gallon MarineLand tank It's filtered and has a heater. It has 2 silk plants and pink gravol stone things. It contains 2 african dwarf frogs, 2 red columbian tetras, and 1 Veil Tail Betta. How often should I clean this tank? And how the heck do I clean it??
  10. Re-use and Re-cycle questions

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    I have one male betta and don't intend to get anymore anytime too soon. I also have one 5-gal tank that I have previously housed him in. I have moved twice in the last couple months and so he has temporarily been housed in his 1 gal hosp tank. I want to get the 5 gal ready for him to live in...
  11. Gravel siphon not...siphoning?

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    I just bought a small gravel siphon for my 2.5 gallon tank and it transports water fine, but it leaves all the gross residue and stuff. It just stirs it all up like a bowl of soup in my tank and then it settles back down, it doesn't actually clean out the debris. Am I doing something wrong? In...
  12. How to Disinfect (Sanitize) your aquarium/fish-tank.

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    Whilst looking online, I found an article about how to Sanitize your aquarium. I thought it might be good to share for others who do not know how to, either: Bleach is one of the safest and most effective methods for sanitizing an aquarium before the initial set-up. Many people are afraid to...
  13. How often should I be changing Roy's tank?

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    So I have Royale, my veil tail betta, in a 1 gallon tank. Here's a pic of it: I am wondering how often I should be changing the water in his tank and how much water should be changed. How often should I be changing the water in Roy's tank?
  14. How often should I change my water?

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    I have a 3.5 gallon tank with a filter and a heater. In the tank, I have one male betta fish, one zebra nerite snail, and three ghost shrimp. I am new owning any type of aquarium and an not quite sure how often the water should be changed, or how much should be. At the bottom of the tank is...
  15. Cleaning Time

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    Ughh my betta has grown to smart for his own good. :roll: Now he will hide under his leaf when I go to get him(I tried using a cup, the bowl he came in, AND a soup ladel) NOTHING WORKS!!! :redmad: (I don't have a net, since I'm afraid it might scrape him, or ruin his slime coat) So fellow betta...
  16. How much should i feed and clean my new betta fish?

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    hey guys so i just got beautiful betta fish and im new to this site! called him toothless from how to train your dragon hahaha :D so i was wondering how much i should feed him? I feed him pellets and i have been feeding him 2 in the morning and 2 at night. his tank is about a gallon so when...
  17. What can i put with my betta in a 5gal

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    Im getting what seems to be a 2 5 gallon glass tanks for 2 new bettas that will be comming to me, Now i was wondering what i could get to help keep the bottom clean in between siphons ect. Ghost shrimp freak me out, there just ugly as. Dont really care for snails either. I have herd of cories...
  18. How i clean my betta tank. is this ok?

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    So i have 2 bettas in a spilt 15 liter glass tank. And cause the glass divider is glued in i cant remove it to do the vaccume cleaning, so what i have been doing is every saturday i do a 50%water change and i use my fish net to scoop out all my gravel, and boil it then put that back in. and then...
  19. How often would I have to clean a uncycled betta tank?

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    I think I will be getting a 5.5 gallon fish tank with live plants for a betta fish. Anyway, will weekly cleaning be alright? :|
  20. Thinking of getting a snail...

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    My Betta fish, Sherman, lives in a 10 gallon tank. Im thinking about getting a snail for the tank but Im not sure which kind to get. what is good for a betta? what are some different kinds and what do they do? If you have any information on snails for betta tanks please help. Thanks! :)
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