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  1. questions about water changes, clycling, and fin rot

    Betta Fish Care
    I have a 5 gallon tank with a whisper micro filter. Originally I was going to try to cycle it, but then I realized that this filter uses disposable filter cartridges. Is it still possible to cycle it or will I need a non disposable cartridge? Also are there any that are available for this...
  2. Clamped fins for a week now, advice please!!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I got a betta for my daughter, and originally we were sold a .6 gallon bowl. The store guy said this was fine. Brought the fish home and he was doing great in there, but I started to read about bettas and found out that the store guy was wrong. We bought the Fluval Spec 2 gallon and put the...
  3. 2.7 Gallon Filter - Oil /Protein + Filter replacement question

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello, all. This website has been very helpful the past two and a half months since I bought my first betta fish. However, I can't seem to find a solution to this issue, and so I stopped lurking and joined the forum :) I started noticing oil films all along the water line, and I can't seem to...
  4. Cycled vs. Uncycled in a 5 gal.?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi there all! So within the next few days I will be acquiring a male betta fish, named Finnick :-D, from a friend who can no longer care for him. I've never had one before myself but offered to take it off her hands. I've been reading up on their care over the last few days (mostly on this...
  5. Sharky and his new home

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi everyone! I've had my beautiful little guy since the beginning of July and we've so much fun together! I live in a dorm and I'm so excited to still be able to take care of my wonderful pet :) Through the last few months, Sharky has lived in many different homes from a 1/2 gallon cube that I...