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  1. Too hot for shipping?

    Betta Chat
    Can it be to hot for shipping? I found a female to match the guy in my avatar on ebay, but Im worried about it getting to hot during shipping. Its in the upper 90's with even higher heat index. Ive never ordered fish before so im sort of worried about doing this.
  2. Possible swim bladder? Faulty heater? can't lose another in 1 week. :'(

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: Too Fin Aquascene 180° How many gallons is your tank? 3.5g Does it have a filter? Yes, Tetra Whisper 3i Does it have a heater? Yes, top fin 20w, betta heater What temperature is your tank? Haven't gotten thermometer yet but water feels warm. Does your tank have an air stone or other...
  3. Temperature shock - PLEASE HELP

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 5 Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? No What temperature is your tank? 73 Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? Used to have a mystery snail, but I moved it to another tank...
  4. Ich Reproduced at 89 degrees?!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hmm, so I'm kind of mind blown right now. I have a ten gallon aquarium with three platies and a stunted female betta. On Thursday of last week I mad the horrible decision to just put the platies in, because lol I haven't needed quarantine yet. Ich outbreak. Treated entire tank with salt and heat...
  5. Ich and Platy, How High Can I Go?

    Other Fish
    So yeah I made a noob mistake. Had an empty ten gallon decided to stock and picked up 3 platies. I noticed one itching and waited to be sure before starting any legitimate treatment and yesterday I found she did in fact have and spread ich to my other two. I want to know if it'd be safe to bump...
  6. Hood lights?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I was wondering if it's safe to have a hood light on my betta's aquarium? I know some fish don't like it and I don't want it to be too direct or bright or hot for him. Thanks!
  7. Unheated Betta Tanks

    Meet the Betta Keepers
    Hello! I'm a new betta owner, just got one about two weeks ago. So far he seems really happy, playful and healthy. The people at my local pet store said it was unnecessary to have a heated tank for my betta, so i've just been keeping him in a bowl of filtered water. Now I'm seeing that all over...
  8. Fish Overload!

    Other Fish
    Someone just gave my sister about 12 guppies (2 male, 1 female, and 9 babies), and we have no idea on what to do with them. Currently, all but 4 babies are in a small, filtered container, due to our lack of space. We also do not have a heater for them. The only possible space we could have for...
  9. Keeping New Betta In an Office??

    Betta Fish Care
    As a joke a coworker left a goldfish bowl with a Betta in my office at work, and my first reaction, aside from being stunned as my new responsibility as a fish owner, I was charmed by my little friend. I've done some hurried research on the internet about keeping my new Betta because I've owned...
  10. How can I cool down my betta's water without killing them?

    Betta Fish Care
    So the A/C is out at my house and I have two betta's. One in a 2.5 gallon non filtered water. The other is in a 5 gallon with a filter. I checked the temp on both tanks and they are both nearly 86-87 degrees fahrenheit. How can I cool down both of my betta's water without killing them?
  11. Heater Question

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I bought my betta a Hydor Slim Heater for his 2.5 gal tank because it gets a little cold in my room because my roommate makes it freezing in the room when I'm gone. Is this a safe heater to have on in his tank when I'm away at class or asleep to make sure my betta stays happy and safe? I get...
  12. Strange behavior

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My new betta, P.K., has been going about his day normally, swimming, sleeping, chillin', etc., and for the past hour, he's been opening his mouth spontaneously for no apparent reason. What's wrong? I'm thinking my room might be too hot. I'm sweating right now. He stopped about a minute ago, but...
  13. Betta has heat shock

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've had my betta over two years with NO problems and I let my friend babysit it for Thanksgiving and get it back laying on it's side pretty much unresponsive at the bottom of the bowl. She said it looked cold so she kept dumping half of the cold water out and putting hot water in to warm it up...
  14. Heating 1 Gallon Tank

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello I am a college student living in a very cold house. I am concerned that my betta is going to freeze to death, since the temperature in here is 58F. I can't turn the heat on, so I was hoping that there was a way to heat my fish's bowl. Would a heat lamp (a night bulb) be okay to leave on...