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  1. Betta Fish Is Staying Platonic After Full Water Change?

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    I have a 3.5 gallon tank that my betta fish lives in alone. I have a filter that for this tank. I noticed the water was dirty towards the bottom so I did a 100% water change on the tank. After I put him back in, he started becoming platonic for minutes at a time, then suddenly swimming quickly...
  2. 5g, 1 betta, 2 apple snails - POOP

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    Pretty new to this forum but addicted already going through posts. I have in a 5 gallon tank - one male betta (Gandalf), and two apple snails (Brownie & Gertrude). We got Gandalf after Jose's passing. He was in our friend's care while we were gone for two weeks in Maui. Jose's tank was fully...
  3. Help, should I change the water?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Today, I got tired of my fake set-up and wanted to give my little betta boy some life in his tank. I bought sand and three live plants, but now the water is really cloudy. I let the filter run on high intensity setting for about half an hour before I put him in and turned it off completely to...
  4. 3 year old niece dumped all of the fish food in tank.

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have had a female betta affectionately named Aphrodite for about 7 months now, got her in Nov 2015. She's upgraded from a 2.5 gal to a 5 gal to a 10 gal within those last 7 months, and it's in the 10 gal that she will stay. I went away for 4 days and left my brother in charge of feeding...
  5. 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...
  6. Learned a valuable lesson about water change temperatures today

    Betta Fish Care
    So, today my 5g tank was due for a 25% water change. I removed the water, mixed up a jug of tap (with conditioner) and distilled water to match the pH of the tank and set the jug in some warm water to heat up to the tank's temperature. The first tank change happened with no problems and the guy...
  7. Partial water change after completed cycle??

    Planted Betta Tanks
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 3 Does it have a filter? Yes, foam block, and two bags of BioMax bio rings. Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 80 Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? no Food...
  8. How to do 100% water changes??

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So my betta has fin rot, and I just received the aquarium salt from API today. I've been reading the procedures of treating a betta with fin rot, and it says while the fish is on quarantine, we have to do 100% water changes everyday to prevent bacteria growth. Now, I'm really nervous about doing...
  9. New to owning a Betta fish

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello everyone I'm totally new to owning my first betta, I've attached a pic of him :) I got him yesterday, he is in a tank with heater and filter and seems very happy, swimming lots and just resting occasionally. I was wondering what people's tips were on making a 25% water change, bearing...
  10. Velvet? And also early signs of fish rot?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Uoza is my first betta fish I ever had, I got him a 5 gallon tank and he seemed to be the most happiest fish ever! But when I did my first water change she seemed rather.. Troubled. Before he swam normally but now he kinda lurches forward a bit when he tries to swim. I also noticed him wanting...
  11. Quick Cycling Question?

    Betta Fish Care
    I just got my betta tank one week ago Saturday. It is a 5.5 gallon with a filter and heater with the temperature set to 80 degrees. I didn't know anything about cycling before I got my fish... I (unfortunately) went by the advice of the petsmart where I got my fish. They told me to set up the...
  12. Is this normal behaviour?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I'm new to this forum and also new to Betta fish keeping so would really appreciate some help at the moment! I recently bought my first betta fish home, I've had him for just over a week now. He is kept in a 40l tank with filter and heater (78degrees). He has no tankmates, it's just him on...
  13. removing substrate and 100% water change plus proper cycling

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I have had a Betta fish for about a year and half and I'm still confused as to the best and easiest way to maintain his tank. We started with a small 1 gallon tank, no filter and a small heater. We upgraded to a 3.5 gallon tank after a year with a whisper filter and heater that regulates the...
  14. New at this!

    Betta Fish Care
    I recently got a betta and he is currently in a one gallon tank. I have two types of water conditioners but no primer. Will he be okay until I am able to buy some primer, which is Monday. He also has a heater and thermometer. I ordered a 5.5 gallon tank offline along with a sponge filter...
  15. water changing methods?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi guys, This is not only my first Betta but *gasp* MY FIRST FISH! I have done tons of research but I'm still not sure how I should go about water changes. I have an itty bitty baby boy in a 3 gallon tank that is taller than it is wide. The tank came with a filter and a thermometer, and the...
  16. Bottled water??

    Betta Fish Care
    My bettas tank needed to be topped off because of evaporation. I used Dasani water to do this, and even put in the water conditioner just in case. But now I am wondering if it was okay to use purified bottled water to top off his tank? I dont want to cause him any harm by what I did
  17. So how do I go about getting medication out of my water?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Well I swore my two betta's had velvet but it turns out that they didn't it was just Iridescence. I've been treating with these Jungle Ich clear fizz tabs for about 5 days. How can I get it out efficiently? Should I do a 100% water change and/or put carbon in my filters?
  18. No water changes, no filter, but good readings? How is that possible?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hey guys, this is a question I've been meaning to ask for a good while. My niece has a gorgeous HM male named King in her 5 gallon and she was actually the one to convince me to get my Athena :-D At first he was kept in that MiniBow 1 gallon for maybe a month or two, and I taught her how to do...
  19. A Difference Between Two

    Betta Fish Care
    I have recently started keeping Bettas again. After one passed yesterday, due to a tank-jumping incident that morning, I have since put covers over their homes. After seeing one of the fish, a smaller, presumable female, fish, named Karmadella, hanging out at the top, her gills not really...
  20. Water Change HELP?

    Betta Fish Care
    How often should I change the water for a non-cycled 5 gallon tank? And what percent of water?