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  1. Best Silk Plants for a 2.5 Gallon

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    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.
  2. Betta Disease and Decor

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    I have a betta with a big rock piece (no rough edges), a few silk plants, and a betta hammock. He is currently dealing with velvet, so I'm going to quarantine him today. How do I disinfect his tank and decor safely? I know you can't use soap, so how do I make sure the medication and disease...
  3. Is an 'empty' tank okay for a betta?

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    Okay my betta has been in a filtered one gallon tank for about 3 weeks and I begged my mother and she finally brought me a heated and filtered 5 gallon tank. Right now there's a silk plant a betta hammock and gravel in the 5 gallon and obviously water. The other silk plants and the cave/hideout...
  4. Where to buy silk plants

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    So I want to get more silk plants for Poseidon's 5g but I can't seem to find any quality plants. If you use silk plants, where do you get them? If you don't, do you know a good, reputable place to buy them? Online would be best. Thank you!
  5. Silk Plants from the dollar store! Soak??!

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    Hey all!! So I picked up some ivy vines at the Dollar Store today....no wire, completely plastic. Anywho I rinsed them well and went ahead and put them in my 3 tanks. So I was looking on the boards and in another thread it sayd to make sure and soak your leaves!!! UGH! I did not do that, so I...
  6. Tail split problems

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    I have three very spoiled boys with heated tanks, silk plants, and a terra cotta pot for decoration/hiding. The tanks are 2.5, 2.5, and 3 gallons respectively. I'm having problems with biting/tail splits and the only thing I can think that would have caused it is that some of the silk leaves are...
  7. Bacteria Supplements???

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    So I've been doing some research on cycling and have found out the ammonia method is the best way to go (thanks again to whoever linked me the info on that). But I found a bunch of video tutorials on Youtube that say I should use a bacteria supplement since I'm using silk plants rather than...
  8. Would silk plants get rid of this problem?

    Planted Betta Tanks
    I have a 1.5 year old veil-tailed betta. I noticed his fins tearing(?) gradually the past month. I treated him for fin rot but the edges of his fins are not black and are not receding any further. However, they are still not well. The water levels are fine. I change his water regularly. I do...
  9. Too Many Plants?

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    Hey all! I'm afraid to say I'm pretty new to betta keeping, so if this is a newbie question, I apologize. I just got a little double-tail male about three weeks ago, and I've been experimenting with the setup in his tank. I was worried at first that I had too many plants in there, but when I...
  10. Homemade Plants?

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    I live in the Pacific Northwest in a house surrounded by giant cedars so I simply cannot use live plants in my tank. They would wither and die like every other type of plant I've ever tried to keep in my house. I've read here and there on the forum about making your own plants with stuff from...
  11. Making Silk Plants

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    I am a crafty person and have the worst luck with live plants, so the question is... HOW DO YOU MAKE YOUR OWN SILK PLANTS? House hold items? Do's and don'ts? Steps from assembling pieces to putting in aquarium?
  12. Torn Fins

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I recently got some ADFs to go in my tank, about 2 days ago, and in that two days my betta has about 6 tears in his fin, not sure if its not fin rot. I'm wondering if the ADFs can do that to him, or if its the silk plants I recently got as week, about 2 months ago, I have a few plastic ones but...
  13. Comfussed anout water conditions

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    Hello I stumbled a pound a thread and now I'm totally confused. It staed that leting the algy build up is jeather for my netta then crystal clear water. And im bffled because this contradicts everything i ever read. Ok so I had my fish 4 months and researched bettas for about 2 before that and...
  14. Recommendations for Heaters, Thermometers and Silk Plants

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    Last night I took the heater out of Moony's tank and he's swimming around a lot more. But that could be that he's just settling in better. He's been zipping around the tank all day. The heater I purchased is being returned. I asked a Tetra rep about what size heater I might need for a 1.5...
  15. Eek! Ornament and silk plants went through dishwasher!

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    Yesterday I rearranged my tank a bit and put an ornament and several silk plants aside in a bowl and set it on the counter. I walked away for a bit and didn't see mom put them in the dishwasher and start it. It wasn't until this morning that I realized I never put away the ornament and plants. I...
  16. Live plants vs silk plants

    Planted Betta Tanks
    I have a 2.5 gallon tank that I am starting up soon. I am wondering if live plants or silk plants would be better. I would prefer live plants but which ones work best in a small tank with low lighting? Is there anything specific that you need to do before putting them in the tank? Or just take...
  17. Pic of silk plant i saw somewhere here

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    I saw a picture or link on a post/forum of an item that I would like to get for Sparkle's tank. BUT....I can't remember where I saw it ... Yes I will take a DUH for this. :roll: I will try to describe it and if anyone thinks they have it or maybe an idea of what it is, I would really...
  18. Help again please!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello im posting this in a different forum..my betta is tearing his fins! when i first got him he had plastic plants. i read those were bad, (i thought that was why he was tearing fins). so i replaced them with silk plants and they began growing back..today in the middle of the day i checked on...
  19. Do Petco silk plants disintegrate?

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    Hey guys, I have to throw away my boy's favorite plastic plant because it had metal bits that were rusting >_> and I am currently looking into silk plants for replacements! :-) Has anyone ever had bad experiences with Petco silk plants flaking apart and clouding the water? Thanks!
  20. Looking to buy betta soon- help?

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    I've been doing a bit of reading in the forum on certain things, but I kinda wanted to get all my questions into one thread. So here goes. I was previously a betta owner...and I failed. I know a few ways that I would like to improve, but I need your help. 1) Space is still an issue. I know it's...
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