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  1. Detritus worms or worse?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hey there, I have noticed in V-Tale's tank some strange little friends. They have been more present now that I've got a better sense of what I'm looking at and knowing now it's not plant material from the Camboba. Also with feeding and not over feeding. It is a planted aquarium, plants came...
  2. Best online plant shops

    Planted Betta Tanks
    Looking for recommendations on online merchants everyone has bought plants from. What are some of your favorite varieties you've gotten? Who was super helpful and friendly? I'm based out of California so most of the water plants I've found for sale here are very much intended for outdoor ponds.
  3. Ammonia spike after cleaning tank, betta soon to arrive

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi all, So I've recently purchased a beautiful halfmoon from Aquabids that will be coming sometime in the next week or so.. although I've ran into an issue (very likely my own doing). Seeing that I have only owned one nerite snail for the past year and some, I had gotten very lazy with my...
  4. Cycling A Planted Aquarium.. my own method on my first tank!

    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...
  5. Nitrate Problems

    Planted Betta Tanks
    I am new to planted tanks, but not to bettas. I am having problems with no Nitrate in my tank, even though it is fully cycled and about 2 months old. So I have a 20gal planted tank. I have Dwarf Hair Grass, Anubius, Java Moss, and Christmas Moss, all of which are attached to wood in the tank...
  6. After years of not having a Betta-feel free to share your Betta names etc.

    Meet the Betta Keepers
    I finally jumped into it again. This time, it's with a little boy named Jonah who is a HM with Dumbo fins, and we've treated him for Popeye with luck in swelling going down, but no luck in his eye being less foggy. We've come to the conclusion that it might be a cataract due to neglect of the...
  7. Hey guys!

    Meet the Betta Keepers
    Thought I'd post an introduction! I've kept tropical fish and goldfish now and then in my life but have not kept an aquarium in over a decade. However, I started getting interested in terrariums, and in doing research on those I eventually stumbled across Walstad system tanks. Since discovering...
  8. White bulge?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I am needing some help with my betta, don't know what's going on :( He has developed a white bulge on his stomach area. I first noticed it yesterday. I haven't noticed any changes in behavior, but thought he may be bloated or constipated since it's bulging a little so I haven't feed him for 3...
  9. Goblin and his giant bowl

    Betta Pictures
    I just wanted to share Goblin and his habitat, with the community. I have had Goblin for nearly 1 year, and he is doing great! The bowl is something else - I saw it at Ross Dress for less. It is 16" in diameter, and I keep it about 60% full, which is approx. 4 gallons. There...
  10. What to do after a Betta dies in a planted tank?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello, I've often used this site for information but this is my first post so I hope I don't do anything that goes against the rules. I have a 10 gallon heated and planted tank. My little guy Phin McCools just past away this week. Now I am 95% sure he passed away from constipation (I left...
  11. Planted tank water parameters help!

    Planted Betta Tanks
    Hi everyone I need some help! I set up a planted tank about month ago and my plants don't seem to be doing too good. Unfortunately I picked them out from my local petsmart but I have long trashed the packaging and don't know what kind I have. They are planted I. Gravel 1 (pound per gallon) I...
  12. Light timer recommendations

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    What are your favorite timers? Need to get something today: setting up my first planted tank tomorrow. Also, I'd prefer something I can set different stretches of time for (i.e. 3-4 hours on, couple of hours off, 3-4 hours on daily) so I can maximize the lights on time while I'm actually to...
  13. Algaecide Questions

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Ok so in my 10 gallon aquarium, after about a month, it gets infested with algae and I have to do a complete clean of the entire tank because of it using bleach and soaps and boiling water (yes I know you are not supposed to use chemicals or soap but my betta has never gotten sick or showed...
  14. Sorority and shrimps?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello again! I have a question about sororities. I am about to get a 30 gallon aquarium. I intend to cycle it, plant it, and THEN get ten or so female betta splendens from a reputable shop. The fish are imported from Thailand and are fed exclusively a diet of readily available live foods. I...
  15. My planted tank (question)

    Planted Betta Tanks
    This is my 10 gallon aquarium I have for my halfmoon Sal. It contains a Marimo moss ball and this leafy plant. Does anyone know what the leafy plant is? Also it contains white sand substrate and a whisper filter
  16. Maintenance--Planted Aquarium Question?

    Planted Betta Tanks
    I've been thinking about starting a planted aquarium recently, and I want to make sure I know everything about planted aquariums.:-D So, are planted aquariums hard to maintain? Are they harder to maintain than unplanted tanks? How often would I need to do a water change? And how often would I...
  17. Betta has serious fin rot! not sure what else to do!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Long story short, I got my betta, Blushi, about 4 months ago and I kept him in a bowl. It seemed like he was unhappy so I moved him into a 10g filtered tank. I had no knowledge of the nitrogen cycle then before it was too late and I saw he had developed fin rot presumably from ammonia toxicity...
  18. New plant suggestions?

    Planted Betta Tanks
    hello! I recently wanted to get a carpet plant and overall improve my plants. So if you guys could give me some recommendations for LOW LIGHT plants that carpet/foreground plants that would be great :) I really like the "grass" look but I like others too. Any other low light plants you think...
  19. Nereu's moments and my plants growth

    Oh hey!!! There is a journal area!!! Haha! I knew that 60 pictures would end too quickly, so I opened this thread to post some of my favorite moments of my Betta Nereu and maybe monthly pictures of my aquarium plants progress. I'll start with my favorite picture of Nereu until now. It's his...
  20. Looking to repurpose small tanks with plants

    Planted Betta Tanks
    When I initially adopted my first betta, I was completely new to them and so we bought a 1.5g. A little bit after that, I upgraded to a 3g. (These were both the built-in filter/light kind, before I realized how much easier/cheaper/rewarding it is to build your own.) Now she's happily living in a...