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  1. Betta Fish Compatibility
    I'm new to fishkeeping and the forum so i'm just asking all my questions that I cant find answers to on my own :) I have a 15 gallon fluval flex tank and 1 betta male. I really want cory cats but wasn't sure if my tank was suitable for them. It's dimentions are 42cm in length, 36cm in height...
  2. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Currently I have a 3 gallon with one male betta fish, but at some point in time, I really wanna upgrade to a 5.5 gallon. I'm wondering, if and when I do manage to get a bigger tank, would a 3 gallon be large enough for a female betta fish? If not then I'm trying to figure out what to do with...
  3. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    There are many recommendations and guidelines out there when it comes to choosing the right tank size for your fish (or choosing fish for your tank size). For example, a minimum of 2.5 gallons is recommended for one Betta fish. Are these recommendations pointing more towards tank size (as in...
  4. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I've heard that a small sorority tank needs to be at the very least 10 gal for three girls. I've never had a sorority before, though. My situation is this is this: I recently got a tiny girl, I mean TINY, like maybe one inch or less. I know she's not going to grow anymore since I've been...
  5. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I recently got a betta fish. When I was little I had one (in a small tank and placed on a table in the kitchen and lived for a couple of months I think) and I wanted to get another one. I am a senior in high school and I am still new at this. I started Jerry (my betta now) in a .5 gallon...
  6. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi, I'm a fish virgin (haha) and would love to get a male betta splenden to bring some life to my place. I've been reading A LOT of debate over tank size. Generally, the bigger the better seems to be the consensus. But, is a 20 Litre tank suitable for one male or is that just cutting it? Is a...
  7. Planted Betta Tanks
    Hi everyone! I'm leaving for college in five days and I'm bringing Bobo, my male betta fish, with me. I've had him for about a year and a half and I've been keeping him in a 2-gallon tank with a filter. I've also had some of those little snails, I'm not sure where they even came from but they do...
  8. Betta Fish Care
    Okay when i first started my fish addiction I had a 10 gallon tank with my betta and some corydoras, later on my betta got sick, so i sold my 10 gallon tank and bought a 20 gallon tank which now is housing 2 juvenile angel fish and 6 corydoras and I have my betta separately in a 2.5 gallon QT...
  9. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So I'll try to keep this brief. I bought a betta at petco a few weeks ago, and without much education on how to care for them, also bought a 1 gallon tank with a light and a filter and a live plant for decoration. I filled his tank with filtered water and plopped him in there. Then I started...
  10. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hey all. So I just got my second Betta and am having some unforeseen troubles with his tank. It's only 1.5 gallons, since it's really all that I have room for right now. I'm kind of worried that the filter is creating too powerful of a current. Any suggestions? Also, how would you go about...
  11. Breeding Betta Fish
    Hi there. Brand new to the community and looking for someone who knows their stuff to attack me with knowledge that I have about a few questions concerning breeding. :-D 1. a) When betta fish breed, what is the typical amount of fry that will be produced? b) What is the average sized tank I...
  12. Betta Chat
    I fell for a Petco baby betta. I am/ have researched the care. I am slightly confused on the best size of tank for a fry/juvenile. I have a 5 gal ready to go but also read that baby bettas do not like a big tank and get stressed from touch room. I can see where a smaller tank would make it...
  13. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi everyone, I have a question about how much space bettas need. I know some people say that 2.5 is enough, some say 5 gallons and others say 10 gallons. I'd personally prefer 10 gallons or more. I recently got two lovely bettas and I really want to keep them healthy/happy. I have a 30 gallon...
  14. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Ok, I am kinda new to bettas and the fish I have now in currently in a filtered, heated, planted 2.6 and doing very well in it, but I have not been able to keep a betta alive for more than 8 months:cry:. But the thing is, I remember my mom having a betta as an office pet (it was given to her by...
  15. Betta Fish Compatibility
    I'm sure this question gets asked around a lot but here it goes. What kind of friends will my betta like? I know not to get "showy" fish or anything aggressive. In fact, I don't really plan on getting a lot of other fish. Probably just get a little school of guppies if anything or bottom feeders...
  16. Other Fish
    Atleast I think that's what they are called. I've seen these guys at petco and them seemed to be pretty aggressive. But can I just keep one by itself? If I did what size tank would be needed, and do they require anything special?
  17. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hey there, While I'm not a complete newbie at keeping fish I haven't done it in sometime and have bee heavily thinking on getting a Betta and house him in a 5 Gallon Tank. However when talking to a local small fish store I was told this: "Usually the taller the tank the easier it is for the...
  18. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I've had my betta, Ziggy (Full name, Ziggy Stardust) for about 6 months, and he's been pretty happy and healthy in his 1.5 gal cube, with regular water changes every 3 to 4 days. He also has a heater and a few ornaments he enjoys hiding in and swimming around. Ziggy is still a pretty small...
  19. Betta Chat
    Has anyone else noticed there are a lot more people here lately saying that 2.5 gallons is barely big enough for one betta, and I've also seen someone say that 5 gallons is the minimum for one. I hadn't been here in a few months, and then when I came back I was really surprised to see people...
  20. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So my dad and stepmom said I could get a betta (well, really any fish, but quite honestly I doubt I'd have room for many other fish). I haven't actually owned a betta in awhile, and there are many different opinions on how to care for them, so I have some questions. First, the only tank I have...
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