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  1. Is my aquarium ready for my betta?

    Betta Fish Care
    I have a planted 10 gallon tank that has been cycling without fish for the summer, and it has been about 2 months by now, so I hope it's ready: pH= 7.6 High Range pH= 7.4 Ammonia= .25ppm Nitrite= 0ppm Nitrate= 5ppm -> Is some Nitrate going to hurt my betta? How about the pH level? -> The tank...
  2. which water is the best to use?

    Betta Fish Care
    I tested the water of the shower/bath: 9 KH 7 PH <0,01 mg/l NO2 but: 30 mg/l for NO3 :/ And also our rainwater: 2KH 6,5-7 PH 0,2 mg/l for NO2 :( but: 1 mg/l NO3 Now my question is: which kind of water should I use? I have blue fairy, bumblebee and cherry shrimps in one tank and one betta in...
  3. Questions about Tank Care!

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I have a single betta, and I just upgraded him from a 2 gallon to a 5 gallon tank. Right now what I've got in there is some silk plants, the heater, and the thermometer. (And my betta, of course). Here's my situation: I had some trouble with the heating early on, so the water was there for...
  4. Comfussed anout water conditions

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello I stumbled a pound a thread and now I'm totally confused. It staed that leting the algy build up is jeather for my netta then crystal clear water. And im bffled because this contradicts everything i ever read. Ok so I had my fish 4 months and researched bettas for about 2 before that and...
  5. Fin Rot, Dropsy or Contipation! What am I doing wrong?!

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi, I have a 5 gallon tank for my betta (Percy) the ammonia is less than 0.02ppm, pH is at 6.2, the temp is at 80 degrees, he has 4 plants he adores and swims in, and a filter. The tank does have a hood also. I know he has fin rot and I have been treating him with Melafix from Petco for about 4...
  6. Sudden cloudy-white water and a bad odor?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi, I have a male Betta. I've had him for a few months now and it has been absolutely perfect in his tank - clear water and a happy Betta with bubble nests every day. Over the past couple days, it seems to have dropped drastically and I can't figure out why. The water is cloudy-white and it...
  7. Restless night from bad water conditions

    Betta Fish Care
    I am never going to sleep knowing this. I got a new API Freshwater Master test kit and tested my water tonight for the first time with it *cheers and claps*. However, my water levels are not up to par due to the fact I haven't had power until late last night and couldn't do a 50% water change...
  8. New spawn water condition HELP!!!

    Breeding Betta Fish
    Hi all you experienced breeders in the house... OK Well after stressing out for the last two days I have confirmed eggs. Yes, they are in the nest and falling out of the nest and busy new daddy is working hard grabbing them and spitting them back up. I thought I would preemptively check...
  9. Stress coat.

    Betta Fish Care
    i'm planning to buy API Stress coat because i can see a little bit of fin rot on my betta. since it's also a water conditioner, can i use it with a different water conditioner that i have already? or is it best to use API only until there's no sign of fin rot?