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  1. Planted Betta Tanks
    This is Ciel's tank at the moment. He chewed some of his tail so I've been adding MB drops into the water along with some Seachem Stress Guard to treat the wounds. The water has been really slimey recently and the filter plastic gets covered in it, making it real slippery. But I don't think...
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So, I've already been able to diagnose what's going on by reading through some other people's posts and water changes seem to be what the doctor ordered, but this betta (I have 4) is the only one doing this even though ALL my bettas' water comes from the same source and is treated the same way...
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    A few days ago we noticed his fins were shredded, from catching on things or biting. He also had a bit of white fuzz on them. We put in aquarium salt to treat what we thought was columnaris, and two days later the fuzz was gone. We changed his water again to get some of the salt out. Today, his...
  4. Betta Fish Care
    I'd like to know what you guys use when doing water changes as far as cheicals go. I don't need anything for chlorine, my water doesn't have any, but what's good for preventing diseases and impurities. I especially would like to add something to promote their slime coat, and something else to...
  5. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    One of my bettas has something I've never seen before. I think it could be some sort of slime coat issue. His scales are going white - almost looks like flaky, dry skin. He's in a 5 gallon filtered, heated (78 degrees) tank and I do water changes every 1-2 weeks. I'm using API Stress Coat and...
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