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  1. Fish compatible with the Fluval Spec III?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I am in the process of re-scaping and stocking my Fluval Spec III after my male betta who was living in it passed away. I was thinking of getting a new male betta, but I am curious about what other options I may have for such a small tank that would allow me to house more than 1 fish in it, if...
  2. 20L gallon tank stocking

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    I have a 20L gallon with a male betta and a small school of cory cats. It is around 75 degrees Fahrenheit, and there are 2 filters: An Aqueon QuietFlow 20 and a Tetra Whisper 10i. The betta is very calm (curious, but once he realizes it isn't food he leaves it alone) and gets along fine with his...
  3. Future planning for sorority

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    Adding to the millions of threads about sororities... :roll: I'd like to have a 3 fish sorority if possible. I have read that 4 is a minimum, or that you should ONLY stock sororities in odd numbers.... and most just say "don't do it at all" (but I feel I am up for the challenge, and I am...
  4. New Tank Stocking

    Other Fish
    As I posted on my journal, my betta Spi died yesterday, and now I am looking to restock my tank ASAP, as I am going to the city this weekend (don't worry, I am completely stripping it and cleaning it). So first a few facts about the tank: 5 gallon tetra (rectangular), has a heater, and a whisper...
  5. snail help

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    I currently have a 2.5 gallon heavily planted tank with one male betta and a six gallon with a male betta and a mystery snail. I have noticed that the snail is being flipped onto its shell consistently. I have been flipping it over and am thinking about moving it to the 2.5. I just wanted to...
  6. Filtration

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    How do I know if my tank has enough filtration? I have a 20gal tank and an Aquaclear20 filter. I know the rough "one inch of fish per gallon" rule…*but what would be the warning signs that I need more filtration? This is sort of hypothetical: I just upgraded from a 10 to a 20 long — so as I add...
  7. Stocking a 10 gallon

    Other Fish
    I'm new to any fish other than bettas, but I want to try a tank of cute little darting fish. I'd like to get some little sucker fish of some kind (plecos or corys?) and a few neon or silvertip tetras for it. Which would I add first? How many at a time? Water parameters? etc. I'm still doing...
  8. Enough bioload/nutrients for NPL?

    Planted Betta Tanks
    Hello! After dithering on a 29gal NPL setup with 1 betta, 6-8 kuhlis, and a mystery and some nerite snails (I'll manually aerate the soil, since I'm nervous about getting MTS), I think I've instead decided on getting a 20gal long, divided with 2 bettas and the snails (bit cheaper to setup...
  9. Getting started to make a 29 gal

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So I got a 29gal Tank from Petco's godly annual 1$ a gallon sale and I'm currently doing a ton of research on what I want to stock it with and such. I want to paint the background black and I'm wondering if this tube of Liquitex Basic Acrylic paint in Mars Black would be safe for the background...
  10. 75 Gallon Community tank

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    So I am looking into eventually getting a 75 gallon tank. I want it to be a heavily planted community tank. These are the fish I want to put in my tank. Aqadvisor says my stocking level is 83% but I know its not totally accurate. I was wondering what you guys think about the fish I want to put...
  11. Reality Check: Stocking Capacity of Sponge and Box Filters

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I have a moderately planted 10g tank with a sponge filter in one back corner and a box filter in the other back corner. Both the sponge filter and the box filter are rated for 10 gallon aquariums. The box filter is currently about 2/3 filter fluff and 1/3 carbon, as I like running carbon for a...
  12. Got a new 10 gallon! How should I stock?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    This is my first time having an aquarium this large. I also have a 3gal for my female Sushi, and a 5.5 for my male Atlas. Both are planted/filtered/heated. Both have snails and the 5.5 has 4 ghost shrimp. For the 10gal, I just set it up today. So far it has black gravel, a terra cotta pot, and...
  13. Planned Stocking: Betta, Dwarf Corys, Ghost Shrimp, Nerite Snail. Reasonable?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    I've been planning my tank and it is almost cycled! (I'm getting nitrate readings but still have ammonia and nitrites too.) I'm about ready to start slowly stocking my tank. My plan is to plant the tank moderately to lightly when doing my initial water change. I would then purchase my first...
  14. Fish with female betta in 10 gal

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    I have a single female betta in a 10 gallon right now. I'm looking to add some partners so the tank doesn't look so boring. Any suggestions??
  15. Stocking changes... Second opinions?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    Hello all! I have a 15 gallon tank that is technically a column, but it still has a large amount of surface area and is only about 1.5 times taller than it is wide, if that makes sense. The base is square. I bought three harlequin rasboras yesterday to add to the tank because I was really...
  16. Sorority Advice!

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi everyone! It's been a while since I've been on. :) Having not had bettas for a while, I got some inspiration recently to take up fish keeping once again. :-D I have a 10 gallon and hood just lying around, never used, great condition, and was thinking about starting a sorority. I have no...
  17. Trying to add fish to a 10 gal with a male betta

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    So I have a 10 gallon tank and a male betta, he is pretty mellow, not super aggressive. I just got 2 neon tetras and he is fine with them, he chases them but believe me if he wanted to kill them he would have :) I know that tetras are schooling fish and in a day or two I will get 3 more neons, I...
  18. 10g Tank Stocking

    Other Fish
    Waddup guys? So one of my tanks, the 10 gallon one has to be re-stocked. I currently have only 1 molly inside and yeah before you guys say the tank is too small for him, my 5g, 20g and 29g are completely full or have fish that are gonna kill him. So I'm really bad at deciding what to put it...
  19. Stocking 37 gallon community

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    My 37 gallon is cycling, so I still have plenty of time to think about what to stock it with. It's moderately planted, including floating plants, has a sponge filter so there isn't too much flow. The substrate is black sand, I have bogwood, and I'm going to add rocks and caves for shelter. I'm...
  20. Trying Something New

    Other Fish
    I am going to start a single species tank and I am having the hardest time choosing out of these 3 fish. The first one is the paradise fish, the second is the pea puffer, and last is the african butterfly fish ( not all together an i am leaning more towards the African butterfly fish). I would...
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