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  1. Fish cycle

    Planted Betta Tanks
    Firstly thank you for reading this and please are with me if I don’t make sense. this might sound stupid but is it possible I will never know if my tank is cycled because of the plants I have in there. For instance plants are basically filtration right especially if it’s heavily planted. So I...
  2. How to disinfect live plants after betta dies?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi guys - my betta Levi recently passed away about 2 days after I noticed him pineconing. I now have a tank filled solely with live plants which I’d like to move to my goldfish aquarium, so that I can break down Levi’s tank and reduce the number of tanks in the house. Being that I don’t know...
  3. Missing His Plastic Plant

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi everyone, I know that plastic plants are not ideal for betta fish, however I think my new buddy Nandor might be missing the one that was originally in his tank! I’ll attach a picture of the plastic one, but I had a thick plant in the back of the tank that kinda hindered the flow of...
  4. Plants in a hospital tank?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello! I'm not seeking treatment advice, just wondering about plants in my hospital tank. I set up a 1 gallon jar for my little dude in hopes of helping him recover from some pretty aggressive fin rot yesterday. The attached photo has everything labeled that's inside his set up. I've read...
  5. Lighting suggestion.

    Betta Chat
    Hi, I need an inexpensive full spectrum light hood for my new 10 gallon betta tank. There will be several plants and the led lights which came with my starter kit do not seem bright enough. Suggestions? Thanks.
  6. 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...
  7. Plant soil - help???

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi there! Hoping someone can help me with this! I'm a new fish owner. I set up my first tank a couple of weeks ago, had the water tested and bought my first betta home yesterday. He's an absolutely gorgeous little guy with such a great little personality! The one thing I'm unsure about is my...
  8. best grass carpet for betta tank?

    Planted Betta Tanks
    Hi there I'm starting setup of a 5-gallon tank tomorrow. This tank: with this substrate: I plan to have a few betta-friendly plants but would also like to have grass carpet, especially since this...
  9. Plant recommendations?

    Planted Betta Tanks
    Hello! Here's some background information: My betta, Alan, is in a 2.5 gallon tank. That is the biggest I can have him in at the moment because I'm living in a tiny dorm. He has a heater and filter. Alan is ornery and likes to eat his tail (I've caught him in the act! Little punk). I do water...
  10. For Sale/Trade: Amazon Frogbit [floating aquarium/pond plant] - Indiana

    U.S. Classifieds
    I have a ten-gallon aquarium that is filled with Amazon Frogbit. I am selling a sandwich bag full (approximately 50 square inches/7x7) for $5, but am open to trade for nearly anything freshwater aquarium-related. Snails, plant trimmings, shrimp, supplies, etc. The frogbit up for sale/trade has...
  11. Looking for Downoi (Pogostemon Helferi) and Blue Leopard Ramshorns

    Betta Fish Marketplace
    Hey all! I had recently ordered a container of Downoi but it was emersed form, all of it melted away within a few days in my tank and also my father's tank :( So if anyone has a few clippings of established submersed Downoi I would love some! I'm also looking for Blue Leopard-spot Ramshorn...
  12. Hitchhiker Snail from New Plants - Need ID

    Planted Betta Tanks
    I bought plants for my 5 gallon tank and it is about 3.5 weeks old. I just today noticed a hitchhiker!!! The snail is small with a rounded shell that has black specs on it. I don't see a head or body; it appears to be fully enclosed within the shell but still is moving. See below pics. Can...
  13. Best Silk Plants for a 2.5 Gallon

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi, I have several bettas in 2.5 gallons, including one with exceptionally delicate fins. I had to move him from a 10 gallon into a 2.5 and only give him a very smooth substrate, ornament, and a moss ball. I was wondering if there are any really soft silk plants out there I could put in his tank.
  14. Artificial Plant Suggestions?

    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...
  15. Help Identifying Plant?

    Planted Betta Tanks
    Hi there! It's been awhile since I posted, omg, loving the new design. Anyway, I recently got two plants from PetSmart labelled as "Mondo Grass", but quickly realized it wasn't Mondo Grass at all when I looked it up. Still got them though, since $2.79 is a steal for a snail/pest-free plant that...
  16. Charlotte, NC; Northlake Mall area pick-up:2.5 gal tank setups, plants, decor, bettas

    Betta Fish Marketplace
    Alright, made a post about this before but I'm going to make this a bit more tidy looking. Plus I'm moving by the 20th of this month (was unexpectedly kicked out by our landlord who's having money troubles), so I need everything gone! If anyone in the Northlake Mall area is looking for smaller...
  17. CO2 Question

    Planted Betta Tanks
    I'm in love with my 20 gallon long planted betta/community tank. It's thriving and I'm striving to add more plants. I have heard a little bit about CO2 and the flourishing of plants. Theres a bit I'm confused on. 1) I'm not using any fertilizers, which I'm interested in 2) I know my fish produce...
  18. Can plants float?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I can't seem to get my grassy (plastic) plant to stay down... Is it okay that it is floating? My tank is only 1 gallon. I'm new to the Betta world and want the best for my fish
  19. What the fungus?

    Betta Fish Care
    This is not an emergency, I don't think, so I'm posting it here instead of the sick betta forum. If this isn't ok, I am so sorry. I won't be offended if a moderator moves it. Issue: What the fuzz?! Ok, so this tank was set up for several days with nothing but live plants from a big chain...
  20. Everything is Failing- Help?

    Planted Betta Tanks
    Hi guys! I’ve recently been adding plants to my tank. I currently have a small amount of duckweed, guppy grass, staurogyne, lilaeopsis, and java moss, along with one moss ball. ABout half these plants are dying. I bought the lilaeopsis thinking it was a low light plant and easy. Not. Hoping it...