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  1. Meet the Betta Keepers
    Hey all, IMOMM here. You can call me Jen if you like. I have only been a fish mom since late September 2016, and just lost my handsome boy yesterday. Mr Maple was a bright red veiltail, bought at my local Petsmart. Not sure exactly what happened to him, as he had been fine for months before...
  2. Betta Fish Care
    Hello, Guys! I have a few questions about my ten gallon. I have my betta and five guppies in there currently... How often should i clean the gravel? I have been doing 25% water changes quite often, but what about the gravel?? Second, How much is to much? I have been interested in pygmy cory...
  3. Betta Fish Care
    Hello, fellow Betta lovers! I have been searching for an answer to this question online, but I just can't seem to find a clear one. My dragon-scale betta is currently housed in a 2.5 gallon tank with decor, gravel, a tank heater and a thermometer; the water holds a 78-80 degree temperature at...
  4. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hey guys, I've been considering switching my tank's gravel from my larger "river rock" type to the standard sized gravel for two reasons; firstly because of the larger size of my current gravel set up, poop and uneaten food are buried in the spaces between the rocks deep below the surface and...
  5. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Sorry for so many post recently. My betta's fin rot seems to be gone. He is eating again and swimming around and his fins look better. I only have a small 3 gallon tank so I kept him in there and treated him. Now that his is better how do I clean the tank? I don't want him getting this again. He...
  6. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    My 5 gallon tank has been really cloudy recently and I've been trying to figure out why. I asked someone at the place where I bought it and they said it could be an algae bloom, so I'm gonna try to go with that for now. I've been doing extra cleanings and the murkiness doesn't seem to bother...
  7. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    For a little bit of background information, I moved my Betta into a 2.5 gallon tank with a filter about a week ago because I noticed he had clamped fins and limited activity levels in his old one-gallon tank. As of yet, that behavior hasn't changed. But this post isn't exactly about his issues...
  8. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So I just noticed this today and I've been doing some research but I wanted to check with some others first. Is this definitely brown algae/diatoms and can someone give me some advice on how to rid of it? I've had these fish and tank for about a month now so is it just part of the cycle? Here...
  9. Betta Fish Care
    Hi, Im relatively new to aquariums in general but have always thought bettas were awesome!! I recently got one and he lives in a 2.5 gallon tank. I have a very small filter it creates a little current but he doesn't seem to mind it. The question I have is what is the best way to go about...
  10. Betta Fish Care
    Wow. The people at Petco were REALLY misleading. This is what they told me to do: 1. Because I had bought a 1 gal filtered tank for my betta, they told me I never EVER have to clean it :evil: 2. They told me to feed him a tiny amount EVERY OTHER DAY! :frustrated:
  11. Betta Fish Care
    Hi, I'm new on this site, so try to be patient! I have a smaller tank since I don't have the money nor the space for a proper sized tank, so I have to do water changes quite frequently. The only problem is that my crowntail dragonscale is extremely skittish. I can sometimes get him to float into...
  12. Betta Fish Care
    I just set-up my first betta's new tank, an Aqueon MiniBow 2.5, which comes with a filter. I was wondering how often I need to change his water, and how much, since I've seen that some people only do 25-50% water changes but some people change it all. I'm new to this, so any help would be...
  13. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So when I first got my lovely Bently about four months ago, I had him in a 1/2 gallon tank, until I did research and realized how cruel this was to my poor fish. Horrified, I changed him to a one gallon. He is now in a nice 2.5 that I got for him yesterday, but I'm not sure how often I should...
  14. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 10 gallon What temperature is your tank? 78-80 (since heatwave last 7 days, previously, tank held steady at 75-76) Does your tank have a filter? no Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no Is your tank heated? yes What tank mates does your...
  15. Betta Fish Care
    Okay, I have a question. I've seen on here that tanks should have a 50% water change once a week, and then be cleaned completely about once a month? I've seen several different posts, but that seems to be the concensus. My tank is 10 gallons, no live plants (because I always seem to kill...
  16. Betta Fish Care
    Hi! I have some questions concerning my betta fish's behavior after changing his tank for the first time today: I am extremely worried about my betta fish. So, I got him last week, and he is a very happy/active fish. Today, I changed his tank for the first time. I put him in the cup he came in...
  17. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I had a betta fish in the past in a small 1 gallon bowl. Despite the fact that it lived for a while, I noticed it wasn't thriving like other ones I had seen. I went and researched after it died and found out a lot about how I should take care of it. I would like to get another betta, but before...
  18. Betta Fish Care
    So I did my first water change for my 5g housing my rosetail Sebastion. As soon as I placed the cup in the water to catch him and some water, he immediately freaked out and gained the most pronounced stress stripes I had ever seen on a fish. He literally turned from black to a light brown with...
  19. Betta Fish Care
    I've had my betta for a few weeks and he's been living in a approx. 2 litre tank with plants, gravel, the usual. However, I've just moved him to a larger tank (30L or 8 gallons) where there's a heater and filter, but he doesn't seem to like the filter much. It's blowing across the back wall of...
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