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  1. Planted Betta Tanks
    This is my first tank! I read so much about the nitrogen cycle that my head could spin, so I decided to just move forward with what I learned and stop rereading everything so much. Now I’m looking for a little reassurance and guidance. I didn’t have a lot of confidence in any of the processes I...
  2. Betta Fish Care
    Hi, I rescued a betta fish from a local store. He was the only one active in his small cup and kept coming to greet me. Smaller than the rest of the bettas. Anyway, here I am with a fish in a cup. I used to have freshwater, then saltwater, but haven't done it in years. I got this fish a 10...
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Okay, I filled out the needed information below. Everything I had at least. I've read so many forums as of late and I really just need help. I am hopeful that everyone respects that now that I'm gaining the knowledge about bettas that I am trying to do what's best for my betta and will leave out...
  4. Betta Fish Compatibility
    I started setting up a 10 gallon tank at the beginning of this month (2/4/19). Got some pure ammonia and added a tiny bit in then I used some Fluval bacteria additives to help it cycle and once the ammonia started dropping and the nitrates started to pop up (about a week after I started) I got...
  5. Planted Betta Tanks
    Hey guys! I just recently bought a new tank and set it up for plants. (My first ever planted tank!) But now I'm worried my tank hood/light isn't enough for them? Here's what I have and have heard... Aqueon 10 Gal LED Aquarium Kit...
  6. Betta Fish Compatibility
    I have a newly cycled 20g long tank and am planning on putting one male betta and 5-7 harlequin rasboras in it. Sorry if this has been asked before but should I put the rasboras or the betta in the tank first?
  7. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I am starting my up my Betta tank and I need to get decorations, I already have slik plants but I need hardscape I want to get decorations that won't hurt the Betta's fins I know that you can use panty hose to test the surface what kind of panty hose is recommended? and is there any brands or...
  8. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I am hoping to move my boy Romeo from his 5 gallon Marineland Portrait tank to a 10 gallon tank. His fins are very long and he has difficulty reaching the bottom of the tall 5 gallon, and I am not satisfied with the filtration built into it. I am looking for inexpensive filters for the 10 gallon...
  9. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi all! So I am starting up my tank again and getting another betta. I had live plants in my last tank, but for the time being I want to use artificial. I might plant the tank later, it really depends. I'm definitely getting a marimo moss ball because I love how they look and they're easy. I...
  10. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So after losing my betta, King, I have decided to come back to the world of bettas! I need advice on how to go about setting up his tank again so its ready for a new fish friend. King passed away after being ill, (he had torn his fins on an ornament which I threw out once I noticed, but never...
  11. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So I've had the Marineland portrait/ contour for a few months now and after completing a water change tonight I've decided it's time to give up on this tank. The filtration is honestly horrible... the output tube constantly spews nasty white gunk into the tank which ends up just settling on the...
  12. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So, I already have one Betta that I've had since Feb. who lives in a 1.5 gallon tank. When I got him, I sat him in a tank of water that was pumped from our well after letting his filter circulate for about five hours. He seemed to be doing fine until about a month later he ended up with fin rot...
  13. Betta Pictures
    https://65.media.tumblr.com/883a556975aaa857ad0691adfffe7835/tumblr_o6t553Me8v1tsnnx2o1_400.jpg Andre is a feisty little Betta so I popped up some mesh on the back and sides of the tank to stop him from bashing himself into the glass every so often -for some reason he doesn't do it to the...
  14. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Today I bought my betta, Frankie, a 1gal tank with lid and LED lighting. I'm laying in bed watching him swim and explore some new decor. As I'm laying here, the room is dark so I turned on the LED light. He seems to be flaring and swimming more frantically than usual; is this because he can see...
  15. Betta Fish Compatibility
    So I recently got a 55 gallon tank and I already have plans for dividing it, planting it and such. Now the big question is adding fish? I am going to take my friends two full grown plecos. One is a clown and the other is a rio negro who both have been together for a few months now. I figured one...
  16. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi guys, just got home from purchasing a Aqua One Aquastart 320 with stand at a really good price, upgrading from my 2.5G so Callisto can have more room to play around. Comes with an Underground filter. I'm still iffy about using it because it has no filter media (sponge etc). How does it...
  17. Betta Fish Care
    Hi everyone! I've been thinking about getting a betta fish in my apartment at school for a while now, and just a few days ago I finally decided to order a new tank online. I went with this one (it was on sale for $41)...
  18. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So I'm starting a new 20 gallon tank. I've got a 150 watt heater, an aquaclear 50 filter, an air pump, and decor substrate, etc. About a week ago I filled it up with water (conditioned with tetra aquasafe) and let it sit for 48 hours, then to start up the cycle I added a raw shrimp in a media...
  19. Betta Fish Care
    Right now, I've got a 6.5 gallon half-hex tank. The inhabitants: Dart the blue veiltail, five neon tetras, and one ghost shrimp, Ichabod. After repeated fin rot attacks on Dart, which all healed, and ammonia levels not decreasing, stuck at 2.0, I am going to move them to a 20 gallon. It was...
  20. Betta Fish Care
    I just started my aquarium about 24 hours ago. I am doing a fish-in cycle in a 2.6 gallon tank with a good heater and internal filter (TopFin 10). I left the light on this morning at around 8AM and when I got back (~4PM), the tank was quite milky and cloudy. A bit of agitation showed a bunch of...
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