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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. The Concept of Cycling Confuses Me in the Technical Details

    Betta Fish Care
    I really appreciate anyone's insight! I have some questions! A.) cycling B.) moving long distance with a "cycled" tank A.) I've read a lot about cycling online, and bare with me more experienced aquarists, but, I am still having a hard time understanding the technical need for cycling. I've...
  3. pH Advice

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    First time fish tank and Betta owner. 5g tank was planted and set up last Wednesday, Betta fish added yesterday to begin a fish-in cycle. I'm running into a bit of a dilemma though. My tap water has a pH of 8.8. My tank water is 7.4. I'm scared of giving the little guy pH shock during water...
  4. Are 75% water changes bad weekly?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello! Thanks for coming. I have a 5 gallon heated and filtered tank for my one betta and every week after I do a 75% water change it always go from around 0-.15ppm around there I don't really know. But then it always go above .25ppm please tell me if I should do smaller water changes and why...
  5. Setting Up a New Tank

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I'm just preparing for bringing home my new betta, I've cared for one before but I'm a little rusty so I have some questions.. I have a 0.9 gallon tank, temporary of course (I'm going to upgrade in 3-4 weeks) so I was wondering first of all which heater would be suitable for this tank size...
  6. Water changes for a planted 4g

    Betta Fish Care
    So my betta lives with about a dozen little mystery snails in a heavily planted 4 gallon. (Java fern, philodendron, anacharis, merimo) I had the snails for a few weeks before I got Pascal, and I was doing weekly 25 percent water changes. (I assumed this was okay for the snails because none of...
  7. Question

    Betta Fish Care
    Okay, so, I have a 29g with a singe male betta. I've had him for around five months and he's doing great. In his tank, there are live plants, driftwood, a heater, but not a filter. I had a filter when I bought him, but I removed it two months later because the current was irritating him. I...
  8. Bettas with suspected swim bladder issues

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? One is a 10 g (Tyson) and a 2.5 g (Blue) Does it have a filter? Both have a filter Does it have a heater? Both have a heater What temperature is your tank? Around 78-79 degree F for both. Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration...
  9. Using tetra safestart or fish in cycling

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I put my betta in his 5.5 gallon uncycled tank a little less than a week ago. I haven't done any water changes yet, and plan on taking the water to be tested tomorrow at my local pet store. I've been using Prime everyday to maintain the water as best as I can and API stresscoat to help his fin...
  10. Should I get a filter?

    Betta Fish Care
    I have one female and 2 moss balls in a water-conditioned 5 gallon tank. To clean the tank I do water changes every 3 days and every week I remove Rosie and do a deep cleaning of the tank to take the poop and the dirt out. 1. Is my cleaning schedule good? 2. I don't think it's very good because...
  11. Water changes

    Betta Fish Care
    I have a question about how to do water changes. I never used to do weekly water changes with my old betta, Blue Ray, who has sadly passed (I'm not sure what the cause was, although I know he had fin rot that I had been treating :-(), because I was too lazy and never knew how to do them...
  12. Questions on Tank Maintenance

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi everyone. I’ve recently set up my new betta tank and was hoping to get some advice on basic maintenance. I'm still in the fish-in cycling process so most of these questions will be applicable once the cycling process has completed. My gallon is approximately four gallons, houses one male...
  13. Are 100% water changes okay?

    Betta Fish Care
    So I have a 5 gallon tank that isn't filtered. I don't plan on getting a filter. I read that they aren't necessary is that okay? Anyways, I do 100% water changes every week. But I read that they are a bad idea. I acclimate properly everytime. Are they okay to do?
  14. Help! I need a betta fin diagnosis!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey i'm a new betta owner and I got my betta Roy 5 days ago and today I noticed that little bits of his fin were missing. Not sure whether it was ripped or he nipped at it but I did a water 50% water change 2 days ago because white algae was growing on the driftwood and yesterday I added...
  15. Fin Rot- Frequency of water changes?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello all! I am the doting mother of a lovely half-moon betta named Chicken Bug. Unfortunately, due to the fact that I am first time fish owner, I did not realize that little Chickedy had Fin Rot until today, when I noticed a great deal of ragged erosion on his fins, especially his caudal fin...
  16. Water change question

    Betta Fish Care
    How often should I be doing a water change in a 3 gallon unfiltered?
  17. What water treatments do you recommend?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi, I'm kind of a new betta mommy and I've slowly been learning how to raise my betta and create the best environment for him. He's in a filtered and heated 5 gallon tank with lots of plants and hiding spots and he seems really healthy. However, I see a lot of stuff about making sure nitrate...
  18. How often should I change the tank water?

    Betta Fish Care
    I just got my first Betta yesterday and I'm really worried about ammonia build up. The tank is 35L and has been established for two years, so is fully cycled. I was wondering how often I need to do full and partial water changes to keep my betta healthy. The tank also houses 5 rummy nose tetras...
  19. 75 Gallon Community tank

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    So I am looking into eventually getting a 75 gallon tank. I want it to be a heavily planted community tank. These are the fish I want to put in my tank. Aqadvisor says my stocking level is 83% but I know its not totally accurate. I was wondering what you guys think about the fish I want to put...
  20. Is it fin rot or fin regrowth?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi all, Thanks in advance for your help- we got this guy about 3 weeks ago as my 8 year old's 'my own first pet' from a pet store. His fins looked bad from the beginning...I honestly can't decide but I think they're worse - they definitely appear more ragged- and now the anal and caudal have...
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