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  1. Erythromycin to Treat Cyanobacteria

    Planted Betta Tanks
    Hello all! I recently noticed some cyanobacteria building up on my Amazon Sword plant. I took to YouTube and found that Aquarium Co-Op and A Gamer's Wife have both successfully treated their tanks using API brand E.M. Erythromycin. My question is do you all feel that I should set up a...
  2. Silly community tank stocking question

    Other Fish
    ... When you get ready to fill a community tank, how the heckie do you handle the concept of quarantine? Or do you... not, and just cross your fingers? We're in a kind of aquatics deadzone and aren't interested in shipping in an entire 75g community's worth of fish, so it's sadly likely we'll...
  3. Finrot/Fungal Treatment for a Betta.

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have a male Betta and for the past two weeks I have been treating him for a secondary fungul infection. First, I moved him from a 1 gallon since his 2.5g tanks got overrun by the fungus. I then treated him with API Fungus Cure for a week to no avail. The infection didn't get worse nor did it...
  4. How to Quarantine/Sanitize New Live Plant

    Planted Betta Tanks
    I would like to get a new plant to add to my aquascaped Betta aquarium. In the past I have always just added new plants directly into my main tank and hoped for the best. I have been lucky so far and not introduced any parasites or snails. Now I am really invested in my nano aquascape and...
  5. How to do 100% water changes??

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So my betta has fin rot, and I just received the aquarium salt from API today. I've been reading the procedures of treating a betta with fin rot, and it says while the fish is on quarantine, we have to do 100% water changes everyday to prevent bacteria growth. Now, I'm really nervous about doing...
  6. Rescued Betta from Christmas Party

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Sooooo much to the dismay of my parents (animals have a way of "finding" me as I put it haha) I came home from a Christmas party Yankee Swap with a new addition to the family, a small veiltail female. Because I am in high school, people put absolutely outrageous things in the grab, I'd have to...
  7. Size for a quarantine/hospital tank

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    What would be a good size for a QT/hospital tank? Does it depend on how big your tank is? My tank is a 3.5 gallon tank, so would a 1 gallon tank be ok for a single betta? And as far as substrate is concerned, do I need gravel or plants? (I know I'll need a filter and a heater)
  8. quarantine questions

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    I bought five guppies five days ago for my ten gallon. All it has in it is my betta, Sam. I was wondering how long I should quarantine them. So far they have been nothing but healthy. All five are doing great. Thanks!!
  9. Trumpet Snails in QT: Diet?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    I ordered approx. 20 MTS from ebay, along with wisteria, anubias, and a dwarf lily bulb. Since I couldn't be home when the shipment arrived, my boyfriend took care of them by dumping the whole bag into my 1 gal quarantine tank :roll: The tank has a filter, no heater, and is not cycled yet. It...
  10. Quarantine?

    Betta Fish Care
    I am familiar with the concept of quarantine, but how long should you keep new fish/plants separate before adding them into the main tank? When should you quarantine for a long period, and when would it be okay to introduce them after a few days? I have a 1 gallon and 2.5 gallon tank that I...
  11. Bad Fin-rot help

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? about 3 gallons What temperature is your tank? 78-80f Does your tank have a filter? recently added Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no Is your tank heated? yes What tank mates does your betta fish live with? just live plants Food What...
  12. Split down caudal fin

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My VT, Prince, has a big U-shaped tear in the middle of his caudal fin. It's not rot, and I think he might have ripped it on a plastic plant in his tank or something. I'm going to retest everything with hose and for now, he's in an undecorated, unheated QT 1g bowl on my desk temporarily while I...
  13. Quarantine & Healing/Diary

    Betta Fish Care
    A Sister Thread to: http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=450138 (don't worry, it wasn't popular! ;-) ) Short Summary: Barney is a rescue Dumbo Male Betta (So they say). He hails from Petsmart and was free as 'Damaged Goods'. He had/has: Clamped Fins, Mild Fin Rot, Constipation/Internal...
  14. Fin Rot Quarantine

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello! I'm new to the forums and just purchased my first betta fish. :) His name is undecided, but he has a nice 5 gallon tank with a heater and filter. I am very sure that he has a mild case of fin rot. He is dark red all over, and the ends of his fins look slightly ragged, and the very tip...
  15. Chain Store RESCUE!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I'm fairly new to the betta world and I'm already in love. I'm also horrified by how betta bowls are mass marketed to unsuspecting parents (I was one and quickly rectified the situation: I have 4 bettas; 2 in 5 gallon heated tanks and 2 in 10 gallon heated tanks). I felt the uncontrollable urge...
  16. Plant quarantine?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So I’m not exactly “planting” my tank, per se, I’m adding a coconut tunnel with plants growing on top of it. My questions are: 1) How should I quarantine it? In the fish store it was in a tank with a bunch of other fish and maybe some shrimp. I’ve put it in a separate tank with a filter and...
  17. how long do i have to quarantine my nerite snails?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    i bought 2 zebra nerite snails this sunday and my boyfriend decided to get a 10 gallon to quarantine them and then when thats done i put the snails with my bettas one for each betta (both of my bettas have their own 10 gallon) and then he can buy guppies for the 10 gallon (we are getting a 20...
  18. A week of Aquarium Salt...now what?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi, I got a gorgeous rock'n'roll betta off ebay. When he arrived, I think he had a mild case of fin rot from the trip. I didn't notice at first because he's mostly black so it's hard to tell if the ends of his fins are turning black. Once I realized he looked a little ragged (after a week I...
  19. Please read, unsure of cause for high ammonia levels

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, I posted last night/this morning but no one has responded. I wish you could change the Title of a post... anyways. I came back from a very short weekend vacation to a sick betta. Gills are inflamed and he seems to be panting and gasping for air. I'm not sure what would have caused...
  20. Adding plants questions

    Planted Betta Tanks
    First off, before I knew anything about live plant care I added a lucky bamboo stick (leaves out of the water) and a marimo to my 5.5 gallon betta tank without quarantining them first. The marimo seems to have some kind of white stuff in it now. Did I expose my fish to something? What should I...
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