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  1. Hard water - how to reduce?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So, a little background. I'm on my third Betta in about 6 weeks. I'm really trying to do everything right. My water is very hard. It's registering 180 on the 5 in 1 Api test strip. My last water change, I used about $50 worth of Betta water hoping it would come down. I also read that an...
  2. Tank mates for hard water

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    I have a 10 gallon tank with sand. I'll be planting it after the holidays and once the plants grow in a bit I want to get some tank mates for my male betta. He's had tank mates before and has been fine. The problem is finding small tank mates that can handle the water conditions. Even filtered...
  3. New to hard water help :"I

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I moved out of my parents house and man I am not used to the water here. We had a water softener at moms but oh man not in this apartment. Few weeks in and my tank walls feel like sand paper *shivers* Any good way to clean that doesn't require hours of scrubbing? also will it affect my betta...
  4. Film on water

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    There is a thin cloudy film on my water. It's a 10 gallon divided in two. There are currently a male and female betta on each side. I bleached & soaked my tank & all the décor in there three times but it came back. My fish are acting normally and don't seem to be affected. One male even blew a...
  5. Lethargic Betta

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi! My friend is going on vacation, and she is having me take care of her betta. She brought the bowl over to my house, and gave me Aqueon Betta Food. She told me to feed the betta a pinch of the pellets every other day. I noticed that the betta seemed lethargic, but my friend indicated that it...
  6. water hardness?

    Betta Fish Care
    can someone please explain to me water hardness and what is good and not good for my bettas... i do not have a kit i will buy one if you guys say its needed... cause i posted a thread about my betta having ragged looking fins and someone answered that it might be the hardness of the water...what...
  7. Soft vs. Hard Water

    Betta Fish Care
    So I was reading that the difference between hard water and soft water can affect the finnage of bettas. I read that hard water causes crowntails finnage to curl and I had noticed that that was what was happening to the edges of Humphrey's fins. My question is: what can I do to help them...
  8. 10 gallon stocking-hard water-high ph-

    Other Fish
    Hey everybody, this thread i submitted explains it ALL: http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=105583 No bettas this time! My ideal fish would be a schooling fish( just have a school and thats it) that dosent bread readily but has an easy upkeep and are attractive and lively. I was...
  9. Might consider converting 10 gal. betta tank into community?

    Other Fish
    Hey everybody, So recently i have been thinking my 10 gal. tank has been looking kinda dull. Although Honeycomb is thriving with his weekly water changes and as energetic as usual, my tank just feels like it needs more activity. I am afraid of converting it into a community though for the...
  10. curled fins. soft water?

    Betta Fish Care
    Antione's fins are curled and i know hard water can cause that but if i remember correctly, the last time i got my water checked the hardness was either 150 or 180 and i was told that that was soft... so what else could it be? he still has one straight ray (hes the crowntail in my avatar)... so...
  11. not flaring, curled fins, slight appetite loss...

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    ive had Antione for 2 weeks now, hes been eating fine and for the most part, acting normal (see my other recent threads), but hes never flared. my first betta did every time i held the camera up to him or showed him a mirror, but Antione doesnt. his fins are always slightly spread. his little...
  12. HARD water!!!!! D;>

    Betta Fish Care
    Hey guys. As a few of you already know My fish Genie has had finrot for close to three months now. When I got him he was missing his entire right ventral fin and 3/4 of his right pectoral fin as well. His pectoral grew back by mid-July. His caudal unfortunately had a BIG chunk taken out of...
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