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  1. Dechlorinator and filter setup order

    Betta Fish Care
    I'm not even sure if anyone will be able to answer this in time but I haven't been able to find a good answer anywhere else so I thought I'd give this a shot. I've got a new tank coming in the mail tomorrow and then a filter coming the next day. By tomorrow I'll have everything I need to set up...
  2. New Betta Owner, Advice Appreciated

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi! I'm Heather, 21, and I've recently adopted a betta. It's kind of a long story, you can tl;dr the tragic backstory if you'd like. My family has owned a blue betta for about a year or two. My sister had kept a few on and off for years, getting a new one whenever one died. They usually lived...
  3. First time Betta owner help!

    Betta Chat
    Hi! I have a 3-gallon tank from back to the roots. It's a mini aquaponics system that my sister has in her classroom. We have a betta fish and a snail in the tank. I have a heater, a soft plant, moss ball, and a little schoolhouse that the fish (Puffer) can hide in. The water is clear and algae...
  4. Hello I guess!

    Meet the Betta Keepers
    Where to I begin... Created an account here to get some ideas for how to better care for my Betta fish. I just got him about a week ago... and all seems to be going well. When he decides to be nice enough to pose for a picture, I will take one... until then... he is faceless. I bought him...
  5. New Betta - When will he feel comfortable?

    Betta Fish Care
    In advance - This is my first time owning and caring for a fish of any kind, so please excuse my lack of knowledge, I am trying to inform myself on how to take the best care of my Betta! I bought my Betta, Diablo, today! I have a few questions and comments though. He seems okay in the new...
  6. My male betta looks like he has a egg sack!

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi. I was just wondering why my male betta looks like he's got an egg sack?:|
  7. Female Betta and Molly

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    I have been reading on this site for a few weeks now and have since learned a thing or two about keeping Bettas. I have a Female Betta not sure species type. In a 10 Gallon tank and even though I don't have much in the tank I wanted to get another fish. So today I went and got a Dalmatian Molly...
  8. New Betta Mommy Right Here!

    Meet the Betta Keepers
    Hi all! My name is Felicia and I'm a first time betta owner. I adopted my betta exactly one month ago. I'm a college student at Indiana University and fish are the only pets we are allowed to have in the dorms. I left two dogs and a cat back home. I needed something to take care of. I decided to...
  9. First time owner--color change?

    Betta Fish Care
    I purchased my first betta, Mojo, about a month and a half ago. He is a beautiful white and blue/turquoise/maroon marble half-moon. When I first got him, his fins were all white. I've noticed recently that his fins are showing some dark blue, and his body is becoming more blue as well. I was...
  10. Another first time owner with questions

    Betta Fish Care
    So, I bought a betta around 3 weeks ago and I've been keeping him in a .5 gallon bowl with no heater and no filter. I know his bowl should be at least 2 gallons and that he should have both of these things, but being a poor college student, I can't get out and get one currently. However, I do...