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  1. Betta Fish Compatibility
    Hiii, I best get straight to the point or I'll be here forever!! Long story short, a friend is moving and has to rehome his Betta, I offered to add him to my 20gal Community planted tank that I had just started stocking. I was intending to do a dwarf cichlid pair with some tetra's, but now I am...
  2. Planted Betta Tanks
    Hello! I recently started a 10g planted aquarium but I've been using ceramic decorations instead of natural wood/rock. How would you recommend cleaning these, and how often? Also, should I be siphoning the gravel in a planted tank? (The plants I have are in just regular gravel, I've been told...
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    This is my Doubletail Half-moon betta named Dango. He is in a 5 gal fluval spec. Ive had him for about a month now, and I recently started to notice a few holes in his fins (mainly dorsal) and some crimping. When I got him, he already had a few translucent looking spots on his fins. After doing...
  4. Betta Fish Care
    Hello! I recently brought home a new female HMPK female Betta. She was put into a 5 gallon, planted tank with 3 shrimp and a snail in there with her. I have noticed that all she does all day is glass surf! She is a very curious little gal, comes and checks out anything I put near or in the tank...
  5. Planted Betta Tanks
    Hi idk if this is the right forum for this, it seems like it. But im starting a planted tank for my betta in a 10 gal and i want coontail/hornwort. Im looking for other taller plants to put in there and something grass-like (suggestions pls)?? Also some shorter ones for the foreground area. ill...
  6. Betta Fish Compatibility
    I have a small male betta and a mystery snail in a planted 5 gallon tank. I had cycled the planted tank with a bacteria starter for 4 weeks before adding the betta and snail. The betta and snail have been good buddies for just over 3 months and I’ve never had an issue with ammonia, nitrate...
  7. Betta Fish Care
    I got this guy a week and a half ago. First day he was fine. Next morning he had black lines and spots and he was flaring and doing his little attack wiggle all the time. I put in a light background and blocked the main reflection areas with plants. So that had stopped for the most part. It’s...
  8. Betta Pictures
    Here's the little guy in his new 10 gallon planted tank! Looking for help giving him a name! It's a pretty simple hardscape and planting, as I've never done one before. He is very active and swimming all over the tank. I'm waiting on my intake sponge and extra filter sponges to help slow the...
  9. Planted Betta Tanks
    So I’m getting a 10 gallon tank, and I want to add live plants to it. The ones I’m planning to get are: Lloydellia Ambulia Taiwan moss 2 Cryptocoryne wendtii red Creeping Charlie Anubis nana Moss balls if anyone has advice on what plants I should or shouldn’t get, or if the amount is good, or...
  10. Meet the Betta Keepers
    Hey! :) I’m new to the site and just wanted to say I found this place incredibly helpful, educating, and that it even helped me finalize my current betta set up! I’m really proud of my tank, and wanted to show it off a bit as well :). My tank is a 9gal Fluval Flex that currently houses one male...
  11. Other Fish
    So not a fish, but still not a betta so I guess I'll put this here. A while ago a got some new plants and noticed what I thought was a ramshorn snail on them. Super small, the size of a pin head. I left it alone and haven't seen it since. Now I've found this one and I'm not sure if its the...
  12. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So, I wanted to share a few pictures of Squiggles' tank. It was a slow process of getting it all together, but, with one small, smooth piece of driftwood left to add, I am finally done!!! The last plant I added was my anubias. Considering it is a 9 gallon tank, I was a little worried about...
  13. 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...
  14. Meet the Betta Keepers
    Hi there! I'm brand new to fishkeeping and for my first fish I got a betta, Fiji! He's kept in a 5 gal tank with two java ferns, a moss ball, and a golden mystery snail friend: Eden. I'm super excited to learn more about fishkeeping and fish in general and get better at the hobby so one day I...
  15. Planted Betta Tanks
    Hello everyone! I just started a new 10 gallon tank. It's been a bit of a rocky start, but I'm starting to get things working. It's my first planted tank, and my first time fishless cycling. I upgraded from a 5 gallon tank with marbles/silk plants. Figured I'd share everything I've...
  16. 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...
  17. Planted Betta Tanks
    This is Ciel's tank at the moment. He chewed some of his tail so I've been adding MB drops into the water along with some Seachem Stress Guard to treat the wounds. The water has been really slimey recently and the filter plastic gets covered in it, making it real slippery. But I don't think...
  18. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So I was planning on making a planted tank this time in a new longer rectangular 5.5 gal. I bought ADA Aqua Soil Amazonia and was waiting on my live plants to arrive so that I could do what I've seen all the aquascapers on youtube do: add the soil, wet it a little, add plants, fill tank...
  19. Planted Betta Tanks
    Hi, I am in the process of setting up and deciding which plants i should put in my 5 gal tank. My sister is also an avid fish keeper but does not own bettas she had 50 gals with frogs and turtles and goldfish etc... My birthday is coming up and so she will be in town soon to visit and I asked...
  20. Planted Betta Tanks
    Hello! I have 1 male Betta and a Mystery Snail, and I am currently working on upgrading from a 3.5 gallon tank to a 5.5 gallon tank. I would really like to have some plants in it but I have never had a planted tank before so I'd really appreciate some helpful suggestions to get me started in the...
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