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  1. Tanks mates for my betta?

    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...
  2. Can’t Destress My Fish

    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...
  3. New betta! Help me name him!

    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...
  4. I’m setting up my first planted tank, advice?

    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...
  5. Hey there!

    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...
  6. Help with baby snail

    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...
  7. Finally finished my tank!!!

    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...
  8. Tank Mate Ideas?

    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...
  9. New Betta Mom Here

    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...
  10. New Planted Tank - Log & Questions - 10 gallon

    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...
  11. New Member and New Tank

    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...
  12. Help, slimy water - stress guard, driftwood or something else?

    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...
  13. Time sensitive - Fish arriving EARLY but soil substrate not cycled!!

    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...
  14. Using Plants from a Different Tank?

    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...
  15. Upgrading my tank, need suggestions!

    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...
  16. Low Tech 5gal Planted Tank

    Planted Betta Tanks
    Hi all, In the past year I've had to move two separate times and during the first move I had to give up my awesome 10gal. I am now in my permanent place but I have down graded to a 5 gal tank (its one of those aquaponic ones) I have put in fluorite as my substrate and I want to know what plants...
  17. New lil dude. Meet Drogo!

    Betta Pictures
    He was absolutely an impulse buy yesterday. I initially had him in my old 2.5 with some plastic plants but I was so unhappy with the artificial landscape that I went and bought live plants today (even though I was already broke to begin with lmao). From the minute I introduced him into his new...
  18. My return! 9gal planted tank.

    Journals
    Hello all! I recently graduated from university and moved across the country into a permanent home (my first one in 7 years!) Given that I'm finally over the dorm and student housing life, I decided to start up a bigger tank - Fluval Flex 9 gallon. It's also my first time living alone, so I...
  19. Fishless cycling a lightly planted 10gal. HELP!!

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I recently got an awesome deal on a used 10 gallon which came with everything I need (filter, heater, canopy & light, gravel etc.) for only $25! Everything has been well and properly cleaned. I have been keeping bettas for several years now, but only in 2.5gal tanks. I did routine care and water...
  20. Help with cleaning up dead leaves

    Planted Betta Tanks
    So as some of you may know this is my first time with live plants in my tank. Some of the leaves are turning brown and dying, and i'm looking for suggestions on how to remove the dead parts of the plants. I don't have any tools specifically for aquascaping and such, so what else can safely be...
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