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  1. Jumping Betta

    Betta Fish Care
    I thought the larger aquarium on order was going to arrive tomorrow so I was less concerned at his previous failed attempts to jump BUT, I found out it's not arriving for over a week and tonight I see I have a big jumper. At first it seemed like the filter running was giving him a slipstream...
  2. Are there any Wild Bettas that can live in a 5-10 Gallon Tank?

    Wild Betta Forum
    Hello! I was at my LFS a couple months ago and saw (in the same tank), some tiny black and brown wild betta fish. I never thought to ask what type they were, and I'm not even sure if the man working there would know. They were really pretty, and now I kind of like wilds. Anyway, my question is...
  3. Plantcare in .5 - 1 gallon tank

    Planted Betta Tanks
    For the next month, my buggers are all being downsized to smaller tanks until I move into our new place and get the bigger tanks unpacked. 2 .5 gallons, 2 1 gallons, 1 1.5 gallon, and a 2 gallon tank. I know this means more water changes, but I know that plants help water quality. I managed to...
  4. Planted Shrimp Tank - Heater???

    Planted Betta Tanks
    Since I've been home from college for break, I've found my old 1.5 gallon fish tank that (thankfully) I upgraded from a long time ago. Though I was thinking, I could convert it to a lovely, small shrimp tank. Are there any parts of our forums where we have info about small tanks or shrimp tanks...
  5. Small tank and a curious fish

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    Hello! I have an extremely curious piebald blue/white DT named Sherlock. He's constantly watching me and checking out his environment, and I'd love to put a tankmate in with him to stimulate him further. I realize that my options are severely limited with my tank- it's only 2.5 gallons and I'd...
  6. Petland Sorority

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    So I was just at Petland Discount (that's the only pet store near my school) to get a thermometer for one of my tanks and of course I have to take a look at the bettas. They had a small tank (it looked like a 5.5 gallon to me but I could be wrong) with a bunch of glofish (like probably about 30...
  7. Betta got stuck against filter and died! Do I remove the filter?

    Betta Fish Care
    I am new to bettas and I am feeling really bad about everything right now. I got my first white betta, Moonchild, at petsmart on Monday and put him in an unheated, unfiltered half gallon bowl (the water was conditioned) with some colored gravel, a marimo ball, and a fake plant. He didn't...
  8. Your Best Heaters! (Recs?)

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Because apparently I suck at searching here and couldn't find a thread for this. I'm personally looking for under 5 gallon tank heaters. But really I'd just love to know your favorite, most reliable heaters! Because finding those is ridiculously difficult. I've liked my Elite 25w by Hagen...
  9. Heaters for small tanks (1-5)

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    What heaters do you guys use in your smaller tanks and what temp is it keeping your tank? What is the average temp in the house? I remember I had the 7.5 watt"slim" hydor heater when I had my betta a few years ago and it worked great. But I can't remember what I housed him in (go figure?) it...
  10. Do you filter your 5.5gal?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    My oldest betta Conor, lives in a 5.5 gallon heated tank. He's been in there 6 months and i do weekly water changes. He's been healthy since he's been in there but I'm just wondering if I should be filtering? I'm just afraid the filter I have would be too strong, even if it were baffled. Thoughts?
  11. Heating advice!

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello bettafish members! Newbie here :) I have recently bought my very first betta fish. He's a little halfmoon in a 1 gallon tank and until I decide when to get a bigger home for him I would like to know what type of heater I can be using for him. I prefer it to be specifically for small tanks...
  12. new betta fish...any advice?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi...I just recently purchased my very first betta fish. It was kind of a thoughtless spur of the moment decision (since I'm about to leave for college), so I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice as to how I should proceed. I have a very small male betta fish. He is currently in a...
  13. Should I get him?

    Betta Fish Care
    I was at Petsmart this evening and I decided to check the bettas. I'd been there the night before and had seen some really charming boys and girls so I figured I'd see if they were still there. There's this one. A beautiful little HM boy, light blue with some turquoise/green accents. He's quite...
  14. Need help finding a friend for Gus :)

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    The Story: I will be moving in a year to a larger place and the place I will be going to has enough space for a nice 10-15gal fish tank. While pricing the supplies I would need at my local Walmart, I found Gus. He was a pitiful little Metallic Veiltail Betta in a little cup of water that was...
  15. Should I cycle my tank?

    Betta Fish Care
    I am moving my female betta to a 5 gallon tank soon. (She's in a 1.5 now but it's way too small.) I'm worried that it will be hard to cycle a 5 gallon tank since it's still pretty small. Also, the cycle would be lost after every filter change. I have some ammo chips in her 1 gallon to keep...
  16. Is it possible to cycle a small tank?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    OK, I've been reading a LOT of info on this forum as well as doing other research and I'm confused about the ability to cycle a tank under 5 gallons. From what I understand, the ability of a tank to hold a stable cycle is directly dependent upon the amount of surface area in that tank on things...
  17. Looking for a 5-10 gallon tank

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Recently I got a female betta as a birthday gift. She was given to me along with a 1 gallon tank and is the first fish (or pet) I've ever had. I don't know much about bettas but I know that a 1 gallon tank isn't enough for this girl and I should buy something bigger. I've actually become quite...
  18. 5 gallon and smaller betta homes :3

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Heyyy! Soooo you want to look or post photos of perfect- sized betta homes? Well this is the thread I just made for that. Right now, there might be anywhere from 1-200 pages on this thread. I have no idea when you are reading this, or how popular this thread will be. The point is, you can use...