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  1. pH at good level, rises back up after in a day

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Newbie here. So I tested Meeseeks water pH last night at he was sitting pretty at a solid 7.0 in his 5 gallon tank. Pre-fish I used API tap water conditioner and that wasn't cutting it (the pH levels in my state are VERY hard/alkaline, lots of limestone). I didn't want to keep pouring it in the...
  2. Fix for nitrate poisoning?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I did try to get an answer to this through reading stickies and other forum posts and doing forum word searches, but didn't find what I'm looking for. I'm starting with 1) what started this, 2) the change in tank conditions, and then 3) list the requested specs as they are right now: 1)...
  3. Ran out of conditioner during water changes, and other water issues

    Betta Fish Care
    Today I did a 90% water change on male's 10 gallon tank and a 70% change on my females' 10 gallon tank. As I was adding new water to the tank and measuring out my conditioner, I ran out! Unfortunately, I also have my agressive female, Daphne, in an unfiltered 1 gallon bowl for the time being (I...
  4. Doubtail halfmoon is shedding his slime coat - AGAIN!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So, I've already been able to diagnose what's going on by reading through some other people's posts and water changes seem to be what the doctor ordered, but this betta (I have 4) is the only one doing this even though ALL my bettas' water comes from the same source and is treated the same way...
  5. Tetra Easy Balance

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello everyone! I just recently got the Tetra Easy Balance product to help keep my betta and my friends betta's water chemistry stable. On the back it says use 10 ml for every 10 gal. My tank is only a 1.5 gal and my friends tank is a 1 gal. (we are poor college students, I plan on getting a...
  6. starting a new tank

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I plan to use a 60 liter tank for breeding my Betta's and I want to know if I can quicken the water cycle by taking some pond water from my area and putting into my tank or could I just soak my sponges in them?
  7. Not Sure What This Is?! Bacteria or Parasite? Strange!

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello, I was wondering if anyone had ever looked at their aquarium water? I mean REALLY look at it. Like almost up close on the glass of the tank. Well I was looking at one of the decorations in my bettas tank then started thinking about something else, so the focus of my eyes changed (much...
  8. Post-mortem advice?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So I just came up to my room after eating dinner to find that my boy had died in the hour and a half or so since I'd last checked on him. He's been ill for a couple of weeks now, and I was mostly attributing his lethargy and fading color to constipation, as his gut was bloated. I tried the pea...