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  1. Marimo and Betta

    Planted Betta Tanks
    So my girlfriend wants us to get a marimo for our fish tank. Right now we got a 10 gallon just for our little Moondrop (Halfmoon Betta) and I want some opinions. I am afraid of getting allege build up because my roommate threatened to flush Moondrop down the toilet if we didn't 'keep the tank...
  2. Meet Darcy :))))

    Betta Pictures
    Here's a pic of the crowntail I've had for two weeks named Darcy! I may have not had him too long but I think he likes me because whenever I come into the room he swims up to my face. He's super energetic and I absolutely adore him. I have him in a 3 gallon half moon tank with a marimo named...
  3. Hello!

    Meet the Betta Keepers
    Hey everyone! I'm new to and am really excited to get involved in the threads! I have one crowntail betta named Darcy in a temporary 1 gallon (my bigger tank is on it's way). I'm 16 and also relatively new to owning a betta fish but so far I am loving it. I got my dried krill in...
  4. Marimo Moss Balls

    Planted Betta Tanks
    I have one in one of my betta's tank and I was thinking of getting more for my other ones! I'm not sure if I want the Petsmart size (quite large) and I've heard bad things about Petco's so I was wondering if anyone had a recommendation for an online store? I'm looking for smaller ones (half inch...
  5. Marimo and betta

    Planted Betta Tanks
    As far as I understand, It's safe to keep moss balls with bettas. I don't have much experience with live plants so I figured I'd start here. how do you go about keeping it alive while also keeping the tank clean? is there a size to gallon ratio? will I need to do water changes more regularly? I...
  6. Legitimate sources for Marimo balls?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    What the title says. Who's good for buying Marimo moss balls from? Been dying to get one of these for a while, but I hear horror stories of people buying fake balls made of artificial material, or made from entirely different plant matter.
  7. Stress, ich, and also marimo...

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    First off, I am an amateur amateur betta owner. The last time I owned a betta was probably in sixth grade, and I am now in college. I would fill out the form with all the details, but being that I got this Half Moon male betta today from PetSmart on a whim, I don't really have much other than...
  8. Marimo?

    Planted Betta Tanks
    I'm considering getting some for my bettas. Anyone have any experience with these things? I have to feed it? Lol i know that a silly question but I've never had an aquatic plant/algae before. I can do flowers just fine though XD How many should I put in a 10 gallon that already has...
  9. Marimo and Velvet?

    Planted Betta Tanks
    I was wondering if there was any danger in keeping a Marimo ball in a tank with a betta potentially ill with velvet? If not would it be okay to transfer the ball into another tank until any illness has been cared for? Thanks in advance and apologies if this is in the wrong section.
  10. Pet Store Plants: Bulbs and marimo moss balls

    Planted Betta Tanks
    I have been browsing our local pet stores, for planted tank ideas, I was wondering what people knew about the "guarenteed to grow bulbs" and marimo moss balls.
  11. HELP Stocking/Filtering a 6 gallon tank?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello all, this is my first post. :-D I just got a betta about a week ago as a very rash purchase from my college's veterinary club. They just looked so sad... so I rescued one. ANYWAYS, I would call myself an advanced beginner or early intermediate with regards to betta-keeping. I just went...
  12. Everybody, meet Mr. Puffles!!!! Questions! (Moss Ball :) )

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hey everybody, went to Petco an hour ago and bought my first live plant, a MARIMO MOSS BALL named Mr. Puffles! I have a couple of questions: 1) can it transfer disease to my betta 2) How much light does it require? I only use natural sunlight from a nearby window... 3) Does it actually...
  13. Moss Balls and Nerite Snails?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hey everybody! I will be getting my Nerite Snail, Speedy-Zebreika-Zeek-Zayn, today! I was thinking about getting a moss ball also for the 10 gal. with Honeycomb's new tank mate. I already have a massive amount of algae growing for the snail, and algae wafers. I have VERY hard water, and a high...
  14. Best place to buy Marimo moss balls?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hey guys, I've recently discovered my love of Marimo's, and I was wondering if anyone knew of a good online site to buy them from.
  15. disinfecting marimo with salt (good idea or no?)

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello. First of all, I'm new to this forum, and I hope this is in the right section. If not, then please excuse me! I want to disinfect both of my marimo. I've heard that a lot of people use PP, but I'm on a budget. I think I heard of disinfecting it with salt. I don't have any aquarium salt...
  16. Marimo! Care/tips/etc?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I don't usually impulse-buy life forms. I don't. But I was in PetCo the other night with my bf, his friend, and his friend's gf. Well, while the guys went to look at reptiles, us gals went to Aquatics and started gushing over how great marimo are... ... ten dollars later, I'm walking around...
  17. Cyling/moss balls/salt

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    My betta just died :( He had a fungal infection. I treated it the day I noticed it but when I woke up this morning to give him his medicine he was dead. Sooo lame. Anyway, I'm about to start over. I want to do everything perfectly, cycling the tank beforehand etc etc. So I have a few questions...
  18. My betta Shuichi and his friends the marimo!

    Betta Pictures
    My new betta Shu-chan! I got my little guy at Petsmart today after waiting weeks for my tank to cycle! I couldn't get shrimp there, but after getting him home and seeing how fiesty he is I might just leave him be by himself. He flares up when he sees my finger up against the tank, but maybe he...
  19. 3 large marimo (not moss balls!) are on their way to my betta/shrimp tank!

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I posted this over in aquarium plants, but It really fits here as well so I figured I'd post for the betta peoples! Ijust ordered three 5cm marimo from a wholesale company in the UK which I plan to add to my (currently cycling) 5 gallon tank. I plan on adding a betta and a small community of...
  20. Plants, Toys & Fish-games

    Betta Fish Care
    My specimen plants for the 10g arrived today via 2day air from in great condition. I'll post pics and desc. in my album later. One of the plants I ordered are true Japanese moss balls. The description is not formatted well, but is charming as it relates the Japanese...