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  1. Aquarium Safe Paints

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello everyone! I have two new boys, since my past ones have recently just passed, and I used the old decor (clean) from the prior tanks. I noticed some fading on my aquarium decor, and was wondering what are some aquarium safe paints that would be safe to redo the color on the faded decor...
  2. Quick Question Merging Platys

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    So I wasn't sure where to post this but I have a friend who is going back to college shortly and asked if I could take a few fish off her hands so they wouldn't get stressed out. She asked if I would take her platys which I know get along well with Bettas for the most part (she also had them...
  3. Questionable Decor

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello, new to the forum and in the process of creating my first tank I've gotten most supplies easily enough, but I've gotten stuck on non-plant decor, especially a cave Everything in my budget either is too sharp, or has holes just a tad too tiny. I read that bettas will try to jam themselves...
  4. Is Kinetic Sand safe?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi Everyone, I have recently been looking into getting some sort of sand-like substrate for my betta fish tank, and I came across Kinetic Sand. I think it would be really cool to have in a tank, since you can sculpt it easily and it is still semi-realistic. The company claims it is made of 98%...
  5. Stones, Gravel and other additions

    Betta Fish Care
    Hey everyone, I am looking into getting a much larger tank next year and wanted to start researching what exactly to put in it item wise. I have always had an interest in semi-precious stones, so I sort of wanted to try and incorporate that into my aquatic scenery. Here is the issue, a lot of...
  6. An unexpected visitor. Can we keep him?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    Hello everyone, I recently noticed a small brown bubble stuck on my tank's pump. It turns out the bubble isnt't actually a bubble at all - it's a snail! :-D I'm not sure how it got inside my tank, but I'm guessing it came with a plant I added to the tank about a month ago. It may have been an...
  7. What is this!?

    Betta Fish Care
    So if you look in the attached photo, on the window there are a lot of these little white speck line things. And if I stand at the tank and watch, they all move, like move on the tank walls. What are they? Should I be worried? I'm plaaning on doing a 100% water change when I get home, instead...
  8. Accessories?!

    Betta Fish Care
    I read somewhere that paint on fish accessories can bubble up over time and float in the tank I just bought the Penn Plax Enchanted Castle Aquarium before I read it. Will it be safe? I don't want my little Gyarados to die. :(
  9. Does anyone have experience with Silicone plants

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So I bought a Silicone plant online, and for the passed few days I'm been soaking it in hot water, in hopes to get rid of the silicone smell. I've even soaked it in vinegar. Does anyone have experience with silicone plants? Will the smell be harmful? I want to be absolutely sure before I put...
  10. safe for tank?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hey, so i want to add some of my flare to Poseidon's tank. And i have these little guys. The are the toppers for the children cups at the movie theatre. Rango and Toothless they are plastic with no sharp edges. any thoughts? If feel its not safe, should i do something to make them safe? They are...
  11. Are spider plants betta safe?

    Planted Betta Tanks
    I'm hoping to get a new betta soon and I'd like to know if I can put a spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum) in there or is that not safe? I've never had a planted tank before and I don't have a green thumb but I've never killed a spider plant so... Would that be ok? If not what plants would you...
  12. List of Safe Ordiments

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I was going looking at everything, like I always do when Im trying to put off hw, and found this thread on dangerous orduments. It got me woundering, what décor is safe for our precious little fishes, especially because I...
  13. Safe to Turn Filter Off?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi! Today I got my first betta fish and I couldn't be more excited! However I am in college so I had to buy a one gallon tank. But it does have a filter and it still gives plenty of space! But I believe the current may be kind of strong for the fish. Not that he looks like he is struggling, but...
  14. Floating Betta Log?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So I've seen these floating betta logs at PetSmart and read the PS reviews on them. All the reviews were pretty good (despite the price), but has any one on here used one before? Are they safe and worth it?
  15. Are plastic tanks safe to use?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    My betta fish of two years died of dropsy a few months ago, I miss him dearly but I think I'm ready to get a new little friend. I've learned a lot about their care, and this time I will be providing a heater & more regular water changes for my new friend. My main question is I have a plastic...
  16. Controlling Number of Eggs Released?

    Breeding Betta Fish
    My boyfriend and I are thinking of mating our betta fish, the female is a crowntail and the male is a double tail (labeled a double tail, half-moon from the pet store, but after looking up info, I'm not sure if this is possible as I have scoured so many betta sites and don't see this type...
  17. Rocks (best cleaning method?)

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I found some lovely weathered rocks near my house, and wanted to use them in the planted tank I'll be fully setting up in September. So far my plans are to soak them in boiling water multiple times, and then put them in my freezer for 24 hours. Any other advice to make them tank safe for my...
  18. Tank Is It Ready?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello, 2 years or about a year ago we got a 55 gallon fish tank from someone, or it was ours, anyways it had 2 filters, a heater, some colorful plants, and much more. Anyways, we had fish in that tank but they would end up dying due to the horrible information the Pet Store given us, and they...
  19. Please Help?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello, I am a new member here. Last November I recently obtained my male betta fish, Chuck Norris, and since it's been really great up until now. Something devastating has happaned to my tank. I own a 6 gallon Fluval Edge and since cycling it back in December my Betta has thrived. I was a little...
  20. Driftwood

    Betta Fish Care
    I really don't want to spend money on more driftwood. Is there a type of wood that is safe to use in betta/shrimp tanks that I can find in my backyard or something?