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  1. Betta's and filters

    Betta Fish Care
    I absolutely adore bettas! I have had three total in the last several years, but have ultimately lost them all to diseases. Well, my girlfriend just got me a new betta a few weeks ago since we were moving in together, and I love him to death! However, he seems a little dumb compared to my last...
  2. Jumping Betta

    Betta Fish Care
    I thought the larger aquarium on order was going to arrive tomorrow so I was less concerned at his previous failed attempts to jump BUT, I found out it's not arriving for over a week and tonight I see I have a big jumper. At first it seemed like the filter running was giving him a slipstream...
  3. Upgrading to 10g. Can I use 2 smaller filters instead of 1 larger one?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    My lil Marco has been happily living in his cycled 2.5 gallon tank for about 3 weeks now without any signs of stress. As it turns out, my parents have actually grown super attached to him now despite their earlier reluctance and have even suggested a bigger tank for him (I'm all for it). After...
  4. 10 Gallon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Thanks to a friend, I now have a ten gallon tank!! It was really gross, but I cleaned it out the best I could. Anyway, I'm super exited, because it's always been my dream to have a divided 10 gallon. It didn't come with a heater or filter or lights, but since it's not going to be a planted...
  5. Help! Filter Cartridge Rust-Colored Brown

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I have 1 betta fish in a 10 gallon heated/filter tank. Temperature is set at 80 degrees. I last cleaned the tank 2 weeks ago using tap water. The tap water is generally clean in my city, although the city's infrastructure is old, so I treat the water with Aqueon Water Conditioner just in...
  6. Need answers as soon as possible, question about my current betta tank

    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...
  7. Filters?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi! I'm at a dead end with filters. I have a 2.5 gallon tank and I feel like I have scoured the ends of Amazon to find a decent one. I can't even tell you how many reviews I've read but they all seem to say they'll be too strong for my fish! I finally settled on the Elite Underwater Filter but...
  8. Fluvial Chi Filter Issues

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I've recently purchased the newest version of the Fluval Chi, and I am having some trouble with the filter. Nothing is broken, and the tank is great, but the flow is way too strong for my betta. I haven't found anything online about how to fix the problem (at least for the model I have), so I...
  9. Betta Getting Stuck = Stress?

    Betta Fish Care
    I'm currently using a Fluval Spec 2.6 Gallon and the filter is a little strong, sometimes my Betta gets stuck to it. He's strong enough to swim out of it. I'm just wondering if being stuck to it causes them stress or if its actually okay and he can relax against the filter like that.
  10. 2gal Filter Needed?

    Betta Fish Care
    Probably a silly question, but I was wondering if a filter is necessary for a 2 gallon tank? I have a Whisper filter in there now and it doesn't seem to catch much of anything. But I am worrying about my betta not being oxygenated enough, unless a bubble stone is enough. Thanks in advance, (I...
  11. Possible to use sponge in a cartridge filter?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    This may seem like a silly question, but I bought two of my tank kits before I knew about cycling. :roll: I have found that the tanks I have sponge filters in cycled much better than the ones with the carbon cartridge filters. Makes sense. So I am wondering - has anyone had experience with...
  12. Whisper 3i filter

    Betta Fish Care
    Well, I recently bought two whisper 3i filters for my two fish tanks, and I was setting them up and I noticed something curious. They don't whisper. They're actually VERY loud. It might be that the air pump is rattling against my tank lid, but even when I take it off, it's MUCH louder than I...
  13. 1st betta, already made a mistake...advice?

    Betta Chat
    I got this wonderful betta 2 weeks ago, named him JAZZ (very energetic when i picked up his tiny cup at the petshop, made me think: JAZZ HANDS lol) Until today he lived in a little fish bowl my mother purchased for me. I had googled bettas to make sure I was looking after him properly- of...
  14. Filteration help

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I’ve been thinking about changing to a filter with mechanical and biological filtration. Planning of having foam padding(link1 link2 link3) to catch the debris and after that have the media for the biological filtration. One option is to use my hang on the back filter that came with a topfin...
  15. Replacing my filter?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I'm replacing my filter that's in my 5.5 gallon tank as my old one isn't working like it should, I'm getting the CAF-10 filter and was just wondering what option would be best A:put my top fin 10 filter cartridge in a mesh bag near the CAF-10 or B:put some of the filter cartridge pieces into...
  16. 25 gallon divided tank?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So I plan on dividing my 25 gallon tank x3 and read on here that I should get a filter and heater for each section that is divided, Would 3 CAF-10's & 2 Aqueon mini aquarium heaters work(I already have a extra heater) ?
  17. Betta Behavior Changes?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello everyone, Earlier today I got the Aqueon Betta Bowl 2.5 for my fish, its a upgrade to his 1.5 tetra cube gallon. I placed him in the tank, and he looked extremely confused which makes sense, since it isn't his 1st home. I have also returned back home from my university;he sat in the cup...
  18. Shredded fins on my betta - please help!

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi everyone, I just got my first betta about three weeks ago. I got him from a pet shop & I chose him because he was the biggest one in the tiny little cups that they keep them in - he's longer than the cup was wide, poor thing was basically stuffed in there with nowhere to move. He was an...
  19. Filter Question

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Ok, so good news! My husband surprised me by getting me a 5.5 gallon tank for my upcoming bday! I just have to wait for the hood cover to arrive since it wasn't available in store. Now for the filter. Currently I'm using a Tetra Whisper 3i...
  20. Wanted: filter, heater, and aerator for 10 gal

    Betta Fish Marketplace
    Hi. I'm looking for a filter, heater, and aerator for a 10 gallon tank. I can trade for a 6x9" pen & ink drawing of your betta with his or her name in this style:
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