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  1. Repurposing Tank

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I've recently acquired a betta fish from my little cousin who didnt want to care for him. The tank he is currently in is 3 gallons so I need to move him to a new tank. I have a 5 gallon tank that I usually use to keep my pet mouse in while I clean his cage and I want to use this tank to rehome...
  2. Cant get my GH levels down

    Planted Betta Tanks
    So all of my levels are at 0 and the PH is at 7, but i cant seem to get my GH levels down what so ever, wondering if anyone new of ways to help lower that because i want to get some shrimp for my tank. Thanks for the help in advance.
  3. White stuff on tank walls?

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    Hi there, Have a planted tank cycling for like a week and today after a water change I noticed there is transparent/white/cloudy stuff on the inside of the tank walls from the substrate all the way up to the water line. When I wiped it off it floated into the water as tiny white specks. Today...
  4. Three gallon fish tank, good for Me Betta?

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    Right now I got two goldfish in a twenty gallon tank. One was sick so I requested that my mum bring my three gallon fish tank to me when she did her snack run for me. Well my goldfish Summers made a full recovery so I don't need to quarantine that fish anymore. So I now got an empty 3 gallon...
  5. I really need help

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    A few months ago my mom found a betta in an abandoned appartment she had to clean, it was in a plastic container that was covered in algae and barely had any water left in it, to the point where the betta was sideways just so it could stay under water, she brought the fish home with her knowing...
  6. Refilling my tank

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    So I was wondering if maybe someone could give me a little bit of help. The water in my Betta's tank has evaporated quite a bit, and I was wondering if I should fill it with fresh water. My concern is the condition of fresh water for him (as it has chemicals harmful to fish), though I have been...
  7. Very clouded tank

    Planted Betta Tanks
    Hello! I have a Fluval Spec V, and I'm trying to get it set up for my betta. When I put in the substrate (Flourite Black Sand), it got super cloudy - image attached. Its been this way for at least a day, and there has been zero change. I've done a couple of water changes just to see if it would...
  8. PetCo Aquarium Sand Smells Like Paint

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    Hello! I just purchased a bag of white PetCo aquarium sand after seeing how much my roommate likes it. Right away when I opened the bag I noticed a paint smell, and even after several rinses (swirling around the water and pouring off the clouds that form) it still smells of paint. Does this...
  9. Ready to Flush it! Part 2.

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello everyone, thanks for your posts on my previous thread. As I mentioned before, my fish was sick. Likely caused by not enough water changes and no heater. I tried one week of Bettafix without much success. I'm now on day 2 of aquarium salt water treatment, doing 50% water change daily...
  10. Tank Improvement Ideas

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    Hello all! I am looking for advice on how I can improve my current tank. After getting my first betta in November, I fell in love with his personality, curiosity, and excitement every time he would see me come home. After doing some research, I realized how cruel it was to keep him in a 1...
  11. Cleaning Tank for new Betta

    Betta Fish Care
    Recently, my first Betta fish died (not of any diseases, he was my first fish and honestly I think I mothered him to death). He wasn't in the tank long enough to start rotting or anything, but he was in there for at least an hour before I took him out of the tank. I've been keeping the filter...
  12. Tail Rot Treatment - help

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I got a betta fish and an aquaponics tank for Christmas, and I've kept him alive so far, but I've never had a fish before, and I need a little help. The aquaponics tank instructions advertise that with the plants, I never have to clean the tank or change out the water. Over the past week or so...
  13. Basic betta tank setup

    Betta Fish Care
    I already know about water changes, temperatures and PH levels. Just wanna know a few things: What types of plants do they like/need? What kind of filter is the best? type, brand, and where to get it etc. Do they need a bubbler? What kind of food is best for their diet? Gravel, sand, or none...
  14. Can't get rid of worms in betta tank - advice please!

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    Hi fish forum! I have one betta, Bertram, in a 2.6 gallon tank (cycled.) He's been in the tank for about four months now, and a few weeks ago, I started noticing small circular white worms in the gravel and on the plants in the tank. I read up on planaria (I'm not 100% sure that's what it is...
  15. New Betta Owner Here: Is this normal???

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    Hi there! My husband and I purchased a betta fish yesterday from Petsmart. We wanted to provide a more natural environment for the fish and purchased some rocks and live plants however the tank water is already really green! Attached to this post is a picture of our fish, Frank, yesterday and...
  16. Seeking Advice!

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    Hello! I am fairly new to this site. I have had my Male Veiltail for about three and a half years now, and he is still pretty healthy and happy! That said, I am worried about his health now that he is getting older. I thought that I was doing the right thing for him when I got him a bigger...
  17. Please Help!!!!! Urgent!!!

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello! How can I safely keep a small female betta in a one gallon tank? READ THIS STORY BEFORE YOU POST HATE COMMENTS My little sister got a betta in September "Bubbles" who is a female. My sister pays no attention to Bubbles whatsoever so I feed Bubbles and take care of her. Bubbles is in a 1...
  18. New Fish

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    Hello, I got a betta Fish for Christmas and I have a few questions 1. How much should i feed my fish his betta food or how often 2. is it normal for him float at the bottom of the tank 3. Do they like light i was wondering if i should get him a little light...
  19. Nitrate and tank cycling question!

    Betta Fish Care
    Having a bit of a debate with a friend who seems to think my tank has cycled when I KNOW it hasn't she tells me all readings should be 0 which is what I have apart from ammonia and PH (she tells me the ammolock I have in the tank is giving me false readings) so there for she believes my tank is...
  20. New Tank

    Planted Betta Tanks
    I got a new setup today I will post images tell me what you think his name is fantail.
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