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  1. Water changes for my new betta??

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi everyone! I just purchased my first betta (male veiltail) a couple of days ago and have some questions about water changes. I currently have him in a 5-gallon Aqueon mini bow tank with filter. I did some research on water changes, but I am still a bit confused. Some people say to do complete...
  2. Ammonia level above zero for the first time

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi all. I was doing my 25% water changes for my 5gallon tank once a week and all my levels were great. Until this week... Life happens and I had two teeth extracted so unfortunately, Meeseeks missed his water change date plus some extra days. And his fast day. :crying: I know, I know. Finally...
  3. Plant and tank sterilization

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Sorry for the all-caps, but I need to ensure my tank is safely sanitized. I've sprayed it down with vinegar water (1/2 vinegar 1/2 water roughly) and will rinse it after allowing it to dry overnight. The current resident of that tank died after developing Dropsy, and I want to ensure that...
  4. No tech tank care questions

    Betta Fish Care
    I'm not sure if this should be in the habitat forum but ill post here since its about care and maintenance. First off, I am not running a no teck tank, mine has heater, filter, and light.. BUT many people run betta tanks/bowls/cubes without filers or heaters and I had a few questions about...
  5. New Home, Am I Doing This Right?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello everyone. I have a question about my new tank. Its 10 gallons divided in the middle with two bettas, an African dwarf frog, and a black mystery snail. Everyone seems to be living peacefully with each other but they have only been together for a day or so. I have a blue double veil tail...
  6. Heaters and FIlters you trust and recommend.

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I was just wondering what heaters and filters for a small 4-5 gallon tank you have tried and liked and would recommend. Also would like to know any brands/models you've tried and had bad experiences with. Any comments are appreciated! Thanks! :)