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  1. Tank Mate Ideas?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    I started setting up a 10 gallon tank at the beginning of this month (2/4/19). Got some pure ammonia and added a tiny bit in then I used some Fluval bacteria additives to help it cycle and once the ammonia started dropping and the nitrates started to pop up (about a week after I started) I got...
  2. Beginner!!!! Need help!!!

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi!! I have a 10-gallon tank with a filter, heater, and thermometer purchased. I plan on going and buying a betta tomorrow for it. I have had bettas in the past but only in small 3 gallon tanks. I'm brand new to water filters and heaters and could use all the help I could get! Also was...
  3. Betta Too Aggressive for Snails?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    I have two fish. The first one, the one I consider non-aggressive and "clean" Yukine, and the second, his polar opposite Niji. Back in December, I purchased two black mystery snails. One of them went into Yukine's tank the other went into Niji's. The main reason why I bought them was because...
  4. Black Mystery Snails and Algae Tabs?

    Finless Friends
    I have two Bettas, each in a separate tank with a black mystery snail. They've all lived together for about two weeks now and are getting along just well, but I had a question. I had a horned nerite snail a few months back, but it sadly passed away because I cleaned my fish's tank spotless...
  5. Opinions wanted: aggression or curiosity?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    Hey guys! I love keeping betta with community fish and the an display to their tank mates (guarding certain places because it's his castle, etc, etc.) I'd love to hear your gatherings on what classifies as aggression vs. curiosity. What signs do they show towards new tank mates and how do they...
  6. Bettafix okay with tankmates?

    Betta Fish Care
    Sorry in advance if I placed this under the wrong category I noticed that Drogon's pectoral fins have been getting smaller and what looks like some sort of dark build up around the edges (suspecting mild fin rot), so I'm considering adding some bettafix to his 10 gal. The thing is, it's a...
  7. tank mates in a 10g?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    Hello everybody! I currently have a 10 gallon tank with my one betta in it. When i bought my fish, it was advertised as a baby male betta but it seems like it may actually be a female and not a male as advertised. So I'm just wondering what possible tank mates I could put in that may betta will...
  8. I want a sorority, is this a bad idea?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    I've been finding the idea of a sorority appealing and was thinking of getting a 20gal long tank. I'm currently doing research and due diligence but am finding conflicting information. Many claim they've successfully started one and others just say it's a bad idea. What do you think? If yay, do...
  9. Getting fish for the big tank!

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    So I recently got a 55 gallon tank and I already have plans for dividing it, planting it and such. Now the big question is adding fish? I am going to take my friends two full grown plecos. One is a clown and the other is a rio negro who both have been together for a few months now. I figured one...
  10. Getting a new tank!!

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So I'm getting a new, 55 gallon, tank that I plan on dividing down the center. Frosted glass so they can't see each other of course lol. One side for each Betta since my 'one tank per room' idea isn't going well. I got the tank for free though which is a mega plus! I haven't had a tank this...
  11. New 20g Tank - Stocking Options

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    Hi all! I'm new to the forum, so forgive me if I ask n00bish questions. I just got this 20 gallon tank: Sorry for the quality; I had just filled the tank, so the water is still "gassy". I'm waiting for the water treatment to do its thing, and still trying to find that "sweet spot" with the...
  12. Tank mates for hard water

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    I have a 10 gallon tank with sand. I'll be planting it after the holidays and once the plants grow in a bit I want to get some tank mates for my male betta. He's had tank mates before and has been fine. The problem is finding small tank mates that can handle the water conditions. Even filtered...
  13. Plants and tankmates for 5 gal Aqueon MiniBow?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    Hello all, I've been tossing around the idea of getting my betta some tankmates. The reason why is I am not home during the day most days, and when I am out of his sight away from the tank, he just slowly circles and circles. But when I approach the tank, he watches me and everything I do like...
  14. New shrimp out of water and not active!

    Other Fish
    I bought 2 shrimp on wednesday and they seemed very happy. They where exploring the tank and one was even trying to touch my betta's face! (My betta isnt much of a fighting fish so he just continued sittig on top of his filter). Anyway the shrimp have since gone into hiding, ive got a large tree...
  15. Better fish vs. Ghost Shrimp

    Betta Pictures
    While my Betta fish heals up, I thought I'd put my energy into something more positive instead of all the worry I was doing while my tank was cycling. I tried to upload it it but the attachments feature kept giving me an error. So here it is :)
  16. Adding tank mates with betta

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    I'm considering adding another fish or two with my Betta but I'd like some advice before I do anything. He's never been with other fish before (I've had him for nearly a year). He lives in a 5 gallon tank, no live plants currently. I've considered moving him into my 29 gallon community tank but...
  17. New 30 gallon

    Betta Pictures
    I am picking up a 30 gallon hexagon tank tomorrow. It is taller then it is wide. I want to put my betta in there with some other fish after the tank has been cycled. I dont think he is too agressive. He has very long full fins and always pretty much looks to be flaring, but when i put a mirror...
  18. Possible Tankmates in 5G?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    I'm preparing a 5G tank (with live plants) for a new Betta I'm awaiting. I'm wondering if it's possible to add tankmates after he settles in. What other low maintenance creatures can live peacefully with a Betta? How many can/should I get? TIA!!
  19. African Drawf Frog compatability

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    So... I bought an ADF today. And i'm worried, My betta keeps flaring at him (i don't know if that's the correct term or not). Kinda stalking him around the tank, but hasn't bit him or even touched him. Will they be okay together? Is he just not used to a tank mate and will simmer down? Or will I...
  20. What can I keep with a Betta?

    Betta Fish Care
    OKay, So I will be upgrading my Betta tank too a 2.75 gallon. I was wondering what would be a suitable tank mate. Was thinking maybe a blue shrimp or an ADF? Would he attack the blue shrimp since it is brightly colored? I had a Betta once that wasn't a fan of his ADF tank mate, was that specific...