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  1. Meet the Betta Keepers
    Hi there! I'm Allie, I'm a new member here. I am also starting my first tank! I got a fluval spec V and set it up this morning. I am using activ flora substrate, a piece of driftwood, two anubais petit, a anubais nana, and some java fern. I am hoping that everything goes well. I am trying...
  2. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I'm having an issue cycling my tank. It is a 5 gallon, I'm doing a fish less cycle using seachem stability and the issue I'm having is that my ammonia is at 2.0ppm my nitrite is at 0 ppm and my nitrate is at 10 ppm I have read low ph can cause the cycle to stall so I raised the ph to the correct...
  3. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello all, I have had my male crowntail in a 1G filtered and heated betta tank for the last 10 months. I have been using Topfin Betta water conditioner with him (Yes, I know Prime is supposed to be better but this is what he came with), and giving him 90% water changes every 10 days. It sounds...
  4. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi, I'm new to the forum and looking for some suggestions. I am planning to setup up a 5.5 gallon tank for a betta fish and want to have a couple of live pants. While researching betta tank setups I see there are a lot of different opinions on how and what to use for filtration, substrate and...
  5. Betta Chat
    Hello everyone! So my little Daryl has been kept in his 1.5 gallon for too long :/ So for my birthday I asked my parents for a 5 gallon and guess what I am getting??! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O8SZTKQ/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=195TL390HBYYY&coliid=I2KXVNQ1GPWYY It is...
  6. Betta Pictures
    Hi, I'm new to Betta and the site but thought I would start here by sharing my first Betta. I got Wynn from a Pet Value last week. I thought his iridescent colouring was striking and was pleased that he was a feisty fella too :-D He is very social with me, if I come to the tank he will swim...
  7. Betta Pictures
    I took some pictures of Caroline exploring her tank. Sorry the pictures are sideways.
  8. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    My 5 gallon tank has been really cloudy recently and I've been trying to figure out why. I asked someone at the place where I bought it and they said it could be an algae bloom, so I'm gonna try to go with that for now. I've been doing extra cleanings and the murkiness doesn't seem to bother...
  9. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Helloo I just had a question/request for opinion on my fish Henry. I'm new here so not sure if uploading the pictures is going to work correctly, but the first five photos are just different angles of him to show what he looked like closer to the time when I got him (he started turning red...
  10. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I got my new tank today, and got it all set up! :3 I think it looks pretty good. I'd like to, at some point, get a taller plant to put in there, too, but that can wait. It's been running for about half an hour now, and the temperature has stayed between 80-82 degrees (so 81, I guess lol). I'm...
  11. Planted Betta Tanks
    Hello everyone! I am interested in adding some new real plants to my 5.5 gal tank to give my betta a nicer looking and better feeling home. I thought about getting some dwarf lilies because it would look really neat, and I've read about a few people whose bettas loved them. I don't really know...
  12. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I just got a new 5g aquarium in the mail and have never set up my own tank before and would love some in-put. I would also like to know how to do a fishless cycle and I read all the stickies on it but i would love to have a step-by-step list if any one is willing because I do better with steps.
  13. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    My betta is currently in a 1.5 gallon tank (I do a lot of water changes to keep the water clean and clear). He recently start nipping at his tail out of boredom so I'm looking to get him a new tank hoping the extra room will cure his boredom. I'm looking for a desktop tank thats around 4-5...
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