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  1. New to Bettas, help?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    Hello! I want to start of by saying I currently do not have any fish, at all. Not one. I do have 3 chickens but that's besides the point. I have an old tank in the loft that's nice but after all my last fish passed away (there were some tears) I decided that next time I wanted something...
  2. Getting fish for the big tank!

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    So I recently got a 55 gallon tank and I already have plans for dividing it, planting it and such. Now the big question is adding fish? I am going to take my friends two full grown plecos. One is a clown and the other is a rio negro who both have been together for a few months now. I figured one...
  3. Pleco or ADF

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    I'm looking to add to my tank. I have a male betta, and a nertile zebra snail. Tomorrow I plan to get one more zebra snail and possibly an additional tank mate! I have my betta in a tank at 80 degrees, a live plant, gravel and a hammock. He seems very happy but I want to add a little bit...
  4. Pleco feed

    Other Fish
    I have 3 bristlenose plecos in my tank atm and they're growing heaps because of the algae that was growing in the tank (they didn't even make a dent in it), but I had to move it to an area with much less light because of summer starting. A previous tank in this spot didn't have any algae growth...
  5. How am I supposed to feed my pleco?

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    I have an albino bristlenose pleco about 2" long living in a 20 gal with only a molly and a ghost shrimp for now (newly set up tank). I give him half an algae wafer per night and I shut the lights off when i put the food in, but I've only ever seen him eat it once!!! Otherwise, the wafer gets...
  6. Interim Puppy takes Lauren for a Walk

    Journals
    For Christmas I received an AquaFarm. I ran out and bought a betta (Interim Puppy). I then read about bettas and was horrified at the world in general. Then I ran out and got plants, a log, and a heater. Then I had a touch of algae (enter Sucky the bristlenose pleco). Now I have wheat grass...
  7. Albino Bristle Nose

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    Hello! I have an Ablino Bristle Nosed suckerfish, as you probably already assumed from the thread title, and quite originally, his name is Pleco. If anyone out there is experienced with these, guys, I would love some helpful advice! I've been doing research on him and have gotten some mixed...
  8. Betta fish tank - new occurance

    Betta Fish Care
    Never a dull moment, it seems, with Shark and his tank set-up! First tail biting and then a potential ich starting up on him, as well as spiking ammonia levels which are better due to more frequent water changes, but now there's these little white lines scattered on the glass of the tank with a...
  9. Dead Pleco over ate or killed by females?

    Betta Fish Care
    Bought 2 barbed plecos last week and now 1 of them is dead this morning. Found it floating upside down under one of my plants and thought he was just clean it. Closer look and it was dead. Can these algae eaters over eat? Or would one or more of my girls have killed him? Thinking of buying 2...
  10. Tank Ich

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I noticed about 24 hrs ago that my betta has Ich. I immediately took action by raising the temperature to about 85 degrees and added aquarium salt as per the sticky instructions. The spots have drastically reduced on his body. Will the aquarium salt be enough to kill the ich or will it still be...
  11. Hello from NY

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    Hello, I'm Kuro, a 22 year old college student majoring in linguistics and fine art in New York :) I've been keeping an aquarium for a good few years, started with a five gallon and now have a 10 XP I've always had a betta except for a short few months, but recently got Ranmaru. I went to...
  12. Pleco and Betta okay?

    Betta Fish Care
    Okay I have been hearing some conflicting information. What is the minimum tank size for a Candy Striped Pleco? Also known as Tiger Plecos, scientific name is Peckoltia vittata (L015). They reach about five inches and can be kept lone. I have one in a 20g high (CYCLED) with one male betta, four...
  13. Betta, Goldfish, and Pleco Make Great Manfriends: Owner Soils His Knickers

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    Recently by accident, I came into an old Betta gentleman; he had been sitting there like a dead thing in an unheated twenty-gallon all by himself, with little cover and water in dire need of changing, owned but not loved by a one-night-stand who spoke of fishkeeping as if it were a mistake. So...
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