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  1. tank care

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I everyone im new to the site and well iv had fish but not since i was a kid. I was looking at getting 2 2.5 gallon tanks and i wanted to plant then and have couple guppys in there. my question is do they need a compleate water change every other day or would be best to go up to 10 gallon with...
  2. Water Temperature?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    Hello! I'm getting a new betta fish, HMDT! i have a 29-litre tank and I'm unsure what temperature I should have it at?
  3. Floating In Water?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Seem to be having issues with the water quality in my 2gal tank. I have an Aquatop IF-201 sponge filter and seems to be working fine I see it sucking up stuff and it seems to be running great, so I don't think it's that? Since I have installed it, there is a huge amount of what looks like...
  4. Betta staying near top of water

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My male betta started staying close to the top of the water with his mouth very close to the surface, getting air every once in a while, and sometimes blowing bubbles. I thought he was making a bubble nest but he doesn't seem to be very energetic and isn't focusing on a nest. I just did a 50%...
  5. Help!!! Fish sinking and dying!!!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I don't know what is going on, I have a community, and last week one of my Bettas died, and today I just witnessed one of my guppies died. I don't know what is going on, I need to figure this out before I lose more. I had two female bettas, they were seperated in the tank, Betta that died...
  6. Seachem Prime Converstion Trouble

    Betta Fish Care
    Apparently I am not that good at math... I have a 2gl tank. The instructions for Seachem Prime state that 1cap = 50gal and 1 cap ring = 1ml. So do I just put in a drop some how? Is that how much is needed for each gallon?
  7. Moving betta from one tank to another

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi guys! Yesterday I bought my betta a 27 Litre tank (7.1g). I am planning to switch him over today. My question is would I be able to take him out of his old tank and leave him in a jar while I put his old water + new in his new tank, set that up and let that heat up? Would the water in his...
  8. No water conditioner, what can I do?

    Betta Fish Care
    Before anyone chews my head off, please hear me out. I'm home from university for Christmas break and brought my fish home with me to take care of. I thought I had packed everything, but now I realize I forgot the water conditioner. And of course, me being me, I didn't realize I had forgotten it...
  9. Poland springs water?

    Betta Fish Care
    I was wondering if Poland springs water is something that is safe for a beta fish. And if so, would it have to be treated with conditioner? I currently have a beta fish in treated tap water, but am going home for winter break and got him a vacation home (new filtered, heated tank to bring him...
  10. Tetras and Guppies

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    Hello everyone. I have a quick question concerning tetras and guppies: Is it possible to safely house tetras and guppies in the same water conditions as bettas or do they have specific requirements in terms of temperature, pH, water hardness, etc.? Thanks.
  11. White cloudy film on water surface... Help!

    Betta Fish Care
    I currently have a male betta in a 1.5 gallon tank that stays roughly between 75-80 degrees with no filter or air stone. I use Zoo Med Betta H2O Conditioner and feed him two Aqueon Betta Food pellets daily, making sure he eats them instead of letting them fall to the bottom. These conditions...
  12. Cold Water Disaster???

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    :cry: So I just moved into college and the only thing we are allowed to have in the dorm is a fish. My roommate and I got a betta (named Rodger) and we absolutely love him! The only problem is that the water goes from adequately warm to freezing in about three hours-- we are assuming that it is...
  13. Strange Layer on Top of Water?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So the past few days, I noticed that my fish's bowl had a strange layer on top of the water. The bowl is unfiltered, and I was wondering if that might be why. When I do a water change, I take a small container I have, fill it with tap water, and add these conditioning drops that remove the...
  14. PH Balance & Hair-like stuff on Bottom of Tank

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello everyone, I used a test strip to test all levels of nitrate, etc., and I found the PH level to be a little high. Is there a way to lower this? Also, what causes this to happen? I changed his water about 3 days ago... What frequency should I change his water? And how much at a time...
  15. Purified Drinking Water

    Betta Fish Care
    What is your opinion of purified drinking water and no additives for a betta tank? I did this with my first betta, who seemed to do well with it. This was before I knew about all the additives, etc that I now put in the water. Is there a reason NOT to go this route? (I kept the Betta...
  16. I need advice!! My betta is not as pretty as when I first got him!

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi everyone I got my betta a few weeks ago thought I knew everything I needed to know and that I was doing everything right but he has gotten fin melt so I have done a 50% water change yesterday and started him on melafix.. He is in a 20litre tank with a heater at 26 degrees and has a filter as...
  17. Ack! Need help please. Water and snails

    Betta Fish Care
    So basically long story short, I used to have just a Betta in a 10 gallon tank, no tank mates, no live plants. Got a Moss ball, algae started growing, got 2 otos to help and 10 (now only 2) Neon Tetras, as well as 9 bunchs of Cabomba, 2 Sword plants, one bunch of Moneywart, and another moss...
  18. How long after I buy can I breed?

    Breeding Betta Fish
    I bought 4 bettas (2 males, 2 females) 2 days ago, and another female today. I keep the females in a conditioned 10 gallon tank with a heater, filter, and lots of decorations. The 2 males are in 1 gallon bowls, which are in the sun so they are heated accordingly (I only put them in the sun when...
  19. Floating Slime

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi, I noticed last time I performed a water change there seemed to be what looks like pieces of slime floating around the tank. I've posted some pictures below (sorry for the poor quality). It looks similar to the slime coat which comes off a betta after it passes away, but there's not anywhere...
  20. New Betta used to spring water! Can I Switch to tap and soften it!??

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hey all! So, a friend gave me a betta as a gift in a small bowl and she had him for a few months but only used spring water! Now, of course, I am getting him a 2.5gallon tank tomorrow...and need to know if I have to keep using the spring water or can I switch to tap with the proper drops added...
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