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  1. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I have a male betta named Casper as well as 2 nerite snails in my tank. Casper was healthy this morning when I greeted him. I walked away from the tank for 30 minutes and I came back to his tail looking like this! It looks like a snail got on his tail and started ripping at the sensitive...
  2. Finless Friends
    I’m setting up my 6 gallon planted tank, and getting an apple snail. I will also be either getting a betta or cherry shrimp in the future. Will the snail do by themselves, or should I get a second snail?
  3. Betta Fish Compatibility
    Hello! I just joined, thank you. :) Our family has two bettas that were labeled at Petco as “baby females”...we quickly got a second tank as one betta seemed to constantly be pecking at the other (smaller) betta. Our tanks are the 2.1-gal Imagitarium filtered, and we have a small heater in each...
  4. Other Fish
    So not a fish, but still not a betta so I guess I'll put this here. A while ago a got some new plants and noticed what I thought was a ramshorn snail on them. Super small, the size of a pin head. I left it alone and haven't seen it since. Now I've found this one and I'm not sure if its the...
  5. Betta Fish Compatibility
    Hi there! Hoping you can help me with this! I have a lovely little betta who has spent 2 weeks in is new tank so that he can settle in. I'm now looking to get a couple of small fish to act as good tank cleaners for food that falls to the bottom of his tank. He's a silly fish that refuses to eat...
  6. Betta Fish Compatibility
    Pretty new to this forum but addicted already going through posts. I have in a 5 gallon tank - one male betta (Gandalf), and two apple snails (Brownie & Gertrude). We got Gandalf after Jose's passing. He was in our friend's care while we were gone for two weeks in Maui. Jose's tank was fully...
  7. Planted Betta Tanks
    Two days ago I decided to go buy a new plant for my betta boy. He absolutely loves it and there already is a huge bubble nest around it. Yesterday, I noticed that he was swimming rapidly and sort of flaring around one spot, as if observing something in a rather predator manner? Maybe I'm wrong...
  8. Meet the Betta Keepers
    I know it's a long read, but I didn't want to exclude anything that may help you in solving my dilemma with me! My Betta Legolas (yeah I have a Lord of the Rings theme) has been thriving for 8 months. I had him in a way too small 1.5 gal bowl for the longest time, and I decided I wanted to...
  9. Planted Betta Tanks
    I bought plants for my 5 gallon tank and it is about 3.5 weeks old. I just today noticed a hitchhiker!!! The snail is small with a rounded shell that has black specs on it. I don't see a head or body; it appears to be fully enclosed within the shell but still is moving. See below pics. Can...
  10. Other Fish
    Hello Yesterday I got the 'bright' idea to add two baby Ramshorn snails to my 4g with sand for a substrate. The MTS and Bladder snails loved it, so I thought that they would like it too. Wrong. Today, one of the two was in the font of the tank not moving. Inside of the shell was about 5 little...
  11. Betta Fish Compatibility
    Hello! I recently go a betta who is honestly not the brightest fish I've ever had. He is a strange eater who takes floating pellets and spits them onto the bottom of the tank and then proceeds to make a mushy mess over the span of a few hours. It's really quite something. So I thought...
  12. Finless Friends
    Hi, I had a mystery snail in my betta tank (sadly, no longer with us) and also added a small plant that I hadn't quarantined (dwarf anubias), so I'm not sure what the origin is of my new little shelled friends, but I'd love it if someone can help me to identify them. Are they friend or foe...
  13. Other Fish
    Hi, My 5.5 gallon is occupied by one betta and many many apple snail babies. The amount of waste the snails are producing is out of control (and so are they tbh) and I think that the bad water quality gave my betta popeye. He is now in a separate tank until I figure out what to do with the...
  14. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello, I've often used this site for information but this is my first post so I hope I don't do anything that goes against the rules. I have a 10 gallon heated and planted tank. My little guy Phin McCools just past away this week. Now I am 95% sure he passed away from constipation (I left...
  15. Betta Fish Marketplace
    Hello! I am looking for a purple/pink/magenta mystery snail. Does anyone have one available, or does anyone have breedings planned? I've searched all of the local fish stores to no avail, and the handful available on aquabid are being sold in multiples, which won't do since my tank is only five...
  16. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I'm totally new to taking care of a betta, but I've had mine for about three months now and after dealing with fin rot and ich, another problem has seemed to have arose in my poor betta's tank. For starters, my fish lives in a 1.5 tank (I can't afford a new one; high school student here), with...
  17. Betta Fish Compatibility
    Hi there! I was wondering if you guys could tell me how healthy the nerite snails at my local PS are. I was going to get one for my betta Fred Astaire, but I want to make sure they're ok to get or should I get them elsewhere and if so where? I do have a picture, and I observed them for a few...
  18. Betta Fish Care
    I read the following statement from applesnail.net: "Apple snails are very easy when it comes to food and they eat almost anything they can tear pieces off and put in their mouth. Vegetables like cucumber, spinach, carrots and lettuce, fish food, dead fishes, other snails and their eggs...
  19. Betta Fish Care
    I am getting a mystery snails for my 5 gallon tank with my betta soon. I know snails need calcium to keep a strong healthy shell and heard cuttlebone helps. I've also heard problems with cuttlebone raising the ph level. Can someone please help me with how to use the cuttlebone and what's safe...
  20. 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...
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