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  1. Tiny & Sick Rescued Betta !

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    Hey All, So I posted for the first time yesterday about my marble-ing Betta named Louis and his tank set up. When I was at the pet store there was one other guy labelled the same way. They were both labelled with gold tops and called Premium Assorted Long Fin Bettas (??). Clearly they were...
  2. New Betta... Changing Colour, What is he?!

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    Hey Guys, So I am new to all of this. I had some guppies and goldfish when I was a kid and since then for years I've wanted fish again. I held off mainly for two reasons 1) it can be a lot of work and 2) I felt a bit iffy about fish keeping in general and the ethical implications of keeping...
  3. New betta owner! Any advice for what I've got going on so far?

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    Hello all! I'm new to the world of bettas and appreciate a community open to talk all the betta talk! I finally got Mr. Meeseeks yesterday (male delta tail) after reading the ups and downs of betta care for about a week and waiting for all his gear to come in. Now I know there are a lot of...
  4. Is this a good setup?

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    I'm pretty new to aquariums so I wanted to make sure this was a good tank setup, I feel like the pH, KH and GH in particular are off. Tank Size: 10 Gal Fish: 1 Male Half-Moon Betta Plants: Java Fern, Amazon Sword and Anacharis (the Anacharis was a bit ratty when I bought it but there are some...
  5. Is this a good setup?

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    I'm pretty new to aquariums so I wanted to make sure this was a good tank setup, I feel like the pH, KH and GH in particular are off. Tank Size: 10 Gal Fish: 1 Male Half-Moon Betta Plants: Java Fern, Amazon Sword and Anacharis (the Anacharis was a bit ratty when I bought it but there are some...
  6. Absolute beginner question about adding the water to the tank & treatment...

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    Hi Everyone! After all the research, questions on equipment, etc. we finally brought our 10 gallon tank home. We purchased The Tetra Complete LED aquarium. With the Petco sale, this really was a great deal, even though I think I may need to replace the heater with an adjustable one… MY...
  7. new Betta in uncycled tank- yikes!

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    I put my Betta directly into a new tank, after I had brought up the temperature and added conditioner. The bubble stone seems too strong, and after reading all the posts about cycling, I feel I should go get a larger tank (5 gal?) with a filter system for good BB growth. In the meantime, while...
  8. Suddenly Lethargic

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    Please help! I just moved Sapphire to a new 10g tank on Monday. He was really active Monday and Tuesday, but when I woke up this morning, he was extremely lethargic and wouldn't eat. Even for the two weeks I had him in a small bowl (I believed the petstore people until I found this forum) he was...
  9. My Long Overdue New 56 Gallon Tall Aquarium (Still a work in progress)

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    I had a VERY overcrowded 29 gallon tank, and an overcrowded 20 Gallon as well. Yesterday I dropped a painful amount of money on this beautiful 56 Gallon Tall aquarium made by Marineland. So far the fish have adjusted with ease and already seem much happier :-) I still need to work on getting the...
  10. Meet Ares

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    I'd like everyone to meet Ares. :-D Ares is a typical-looking red male veil tail betta fish, but what he lacks in genetic flair he makes up in personality. I personally have a soft spot for rare genetic morphs, and when it comes to bettas there's definitely not an exception. But it was...
  11. Sir Nigel Nortonberry's Royal Abode :)

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    My young, kind-hearted Nigel (CT), living with a *temporary* pleco friend (he is going to be moved out in a week). His Likes: -Lady bettas -ping pong balls -bloodworms -fighting -Pleco buddy -swimming in fast current His Dislikes: -dirty water -glass tapping -cheap food
  12. New Fish Tank Set Up Advice

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    Hello everyone, im thinking of doing a new set up of an aquarium. My aquarium size I wish to get is somewhere between 15-20 gal My filter interest is a canister filter, not sure what brand. and a light fixture. It would be great to see what set up would be great from you guys. I've been in the...
  13. New User with new blue Betta!

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    Hi, i bought a 15L (roughly 4 gallons) filtered and heated mini aquarium from my local pet store about 3 weeks ago. They told me to add stress zyme and stress coat and come back the next day to get 5 neon tetras. I kept them for about two weeks doing daily water changes and testing but after...
  14. Cycled vs. Uncycled in a 5 gal.?

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    Hi there all! So within the next few days I will be acquiring a male betta fish, named Finnick :-D, from a friend who can no longer care for him. I've never had one before myself but offered to take it off her hands. I've been reading up on their care over the last few days (mostly on this...
  15. upgrading tank

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    hello, im thinking of upgrading to a bigger tank, im leaning more towards Mr. Aqua 7.5 gallon tank and im wondering what would be good mechanics for it. such as heater, filter, light and lid? if you guys could throw in ideas of what are some good filters etc. for my new tank it would be great...
  16. What would YOU do? (Aquarium starting over)

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    If happends for you to have a NEW aquarium, what will you choose, counting in your actual personal experience. Examples: 1) Tank size 2) Water care (testers, conditioners, bio..etc) also type of water: pure or tap. 3) Filter, Gravel Vacuum or Heater; base on your budget, but good working...
  17. New Betta in Aqueon 2.5 Tank

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    I just got a new male betta, Mercutio. He is my first ever pet and I want to make sure he's as happy and healthy as possible. I got him a Aqueon 2.5 gallon mini bow tank. It came with a filter but I'm worried the current is a little strong. Before I brought Merc home, I read that a filter is...
  18. New Tank Protocol

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    Hello, Just curious what you should do when you buy a new tank, like cleaning it and stuff. Should you just rinse the gravel, tank and plants and let it sit overnight or should you soak them for a certain period of time. Also, how should you introduce your betta? Thanks!
  19. Neons, Cories, Female Bettas :P

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    Hi, so my mom has a 55g and I want to make it special for her birthday, since when I was getting a new tank for my betta she was admiring the beauty of the blue males, and really wanted one but 1. Her tank hasn't been cleaned out in a year, but 2 strong filters have been running for a year...
  20. tankmates for a female betta fish in a 10 gallon

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    I have a female betta that I will be moving to a 10 gallon planted tank once the cycling process is complete. She is a fairly docile betta and because I do not expect any aggression from her I have considered getting her a tankmate. My first idea was to put in an african dwarf frog because I...
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