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  1. Betta Fish Care
    Hi, I am new to looking after a betta fish and was unaware that you had to cycle your tank before you add fish so I am now doing a fish-in cycle. I don’t know if my nitrogen cycle has started, or what stage it is at. I have been using the API Ammonia test kit and API test strips (I know the...
  2. Betta Fish Care
    [Solved: the issue was my pH being 6.4 and my kH being 0d so a cycle could not stay stable - my substrate plus my heavy planting lowered it significantly as my natrual water pH is 7.4 and kH 6d. If you want more info on the solution because this sounda like your problem, dont hesitate to contact...
  3. Betta Fish Compatibility
    I have my betta with a mystery snail in a 5 gal. They get along fine. But from reading after I did this, I got really nervous since mystery snails seem to need higher kH and gH than bettas. Or is there away around this problem, such as thru diet? Are there any possible fish tankmates that make...
  4. Planted Betta Tanks
    Hi everyone I need some help! I set up a planted tank about month ago and my plants don't seem to be doing too good. Unfortunately I picked them out from my local petsmart but I have long trashed the packaging and don't know what kind I have. They are planted I. Gravel 1 (pound per gallon) I...
  5. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone, This morning I tested my water params and I had Ammonia: 0 Nitrite: 1.0 Nitrate: 10 So I was pretty shocked that Nitrite was present, and so I did what anyone would do to reduce it, I did a 50% water change, dosed it with prime. I let a couple minutes pass and tested nitrite...
  6. 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...
  7. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I got my newest betta ten days ago from Petco. It's been a while since my last betta, but I just couldn't resist the urge to save a fish from a life spent in a tiny cup. My last one was about 4 years ago, and I have only recently discovered websites like this one with proper care techniques and...
  8. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I am 2.5 weeks into my 20 gallon Tall's cycle with live plants and pest snails. I recently tested and the nitrites were at 0, I was in disbelief but the test kit doesn't lie. I put in around 2.5 ml of ammonia and waited 24 hours and it was at 0. Then I did the big 80% water change, I let it sit...
  9. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 5 Gallons What temperature is your tank? 76 Does your tank have a filter? Yes Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? It's attached to the filter Is your tank heated? yes What tank mates does your betta fish live with? 2 African Dwarf Frogs I...
  10. Other Fish
    I ordered Eco Complete Planted Black aquarium substrate from Petco to use in my 20 gallon cory tank. I will be getting lots of plants, so I thought it would be good. I thought it was sand, but it came today and it's actually small gravel. I'm worried that it's going to be too rough on my...
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