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  1. Tetras and Guppies

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    Hello everyone. I have a quick question concerning tetras and guppies: Is it possible to safely house tetras and guppies in the same water conditions as bettas or do they have specific requirements in terms of temperature, pH, water hardness, etc.? Thanks.
  2. Water hardness/PH

    Betta Fish Care
    So I've kept many a betta before, but I've recently moved to a new state, and the water here is hard, with a PH of 8, occasionally 8.2. Will my betta adapt to it? (used to 7.4-7.6 PH), or is it too high for him? Can he thrive and adjust or should I invest in something to lower the PH, and if...
  3. Regarding overall health and filter questions?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi! I purchased my first fish, a male betta (Harvey), almost 2 weeks ago and he resides in a 10 gallon tank. Water heater kept @76, lots of silk plants that he loves and unfortunately bought that damn big sized spongebob house (daughter had to have it), gravel, thermometer, 120volt quietflow...
  4. tap water is 5 ph?!

    Betta Fish Care
    I tested my tap water: - fresh out of the tap: 5 ph - aged tap water without water conditioner: 5 ph This is concerning how soft my tap water is. What can I do? I am currently letting a bucket of tap water WITH water conditioner sit and occasionally stirring it. I will measure ph again when...
  5. Is my aquarium ready for my betta?

    Betta Fish Care
    I have a planted 10 gallon tank that has been cycling without fish for the summer, and it has been about 2 months by now, so I hope it's ready: pH= 7.6 High Range pH= 7.4 Ammonia= .25ppm Nitrite= 0ppm Nitrate= 5ppm -> Is some Nitrate going to hurt my betta? How about the pH level? -> The tank...
  6. Measuring Ammonia vs Ammonium Levels During Cycling

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi all! I'm exactly a week into a fishless cycle on a 6 gallon tank for one of my bettas. I've been using crushed up fish pellets stuffed into pieces of tied stockings as my ammonia source. I've been testing my pH and ammonia levels daily since I started, but something occurred to me today...
  7. PH Question

    Betta Fish Care
    I finally have a testing kit (yipee! :D), and everything seems to be checking out just fine, save for the PH levels which appear to be on the high side. I have a PH balance of 7.8 - 8.0 (according to the salmon colored water in the testing tube). Do I need to be concerned about my little...
  8. Ammonia and High pH - Root Cause and Tips?

    Betta Fish Care
    So, as I posted in the RIP forum, I just lost my first betta, Spike. I want to make sure I'm taking good care of the next one, so I wanted to get some feedback regarding water conditions. When we used the test kit, the pH was high and there was some ammonia. (It was "safe" according to the test...
  9. Restless night from bad water conditions

    Betta Fish Care
    I am never going to sleep knowing this. I got a new API Freshwater Master test kit and tested my water tonight for the first time with it *cheers and claps*. However, my water levels are not up to par due to the fact I haven't had power until late last night and couldn't do a 50% water change...
  10. Graying Fins, Lethargic

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Note: I am a first-time betta owner - trying my best here. I started testing the amonia and ph levels in my bettas' tanks and found that the water I was using was very base (ph 7.5.+). So, I put one of the bettas in a bowl and tried adjusting his tank water using "ph up". I tried to keep the...