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  1. Hello y'all!

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi! Uh, I don't really have much to say but the automatic message said I should introduce myself, so here I am I guess. I just recently got into the fish keeping hobby with a pretty basic little 10 gal, 1 betta (named Augi) and 4 sterbai cory cats. I kinda got into it when my mom got a betta--...
  2. Blue light turns betta evil.

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hello, So quick background of the tank: 30cmx30cmx30cm tank Heavily planted Live stock: 3 male guppies 1 female platy (female) Male betta and a load of snails and shrimp So these guys have been in the tank together for around 2-3months and I have had no problems. The betta has no...
  3. Columnaris? Treatment advice

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    1. Size of tank? 3 gallos 2. Water parameters a. Ammonia? 0 b. Nitrite? 0 c. Nitrate? 10 d. pH, KH and GH? 7.4; KH and GH unknown but tap water is on the hard side e. Test kit? API Freshwater Kit 3. Temperature? 79-80F 4. FW (fresh water) or BW (brackish)? FW 5. How long the aquarium...
  4. Betta stuck in siphon

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    So earlier an accident happened - my betta got sucked into the siphon I was cleaning his tank with and his head is now stuck in the small tube section but unaccessible. Me and my boyfriend have cut the tube apart and tried pulling him out and it hasn't worked. I have a feeling the reason he...
  5. Stocking a 33 Gallon Tank

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello there, I am sure you guys get LOADS of these questions but.. I have a 33 gallon tank that I'd like to stock a bit more. I currently have a beautiful laid back Betta fish, one dwarf African frog, 7 white cloud minnows, 5 corydoras white, 2 black skirt tetra's. I was thinking of getting a...
  6. Betta fish breeding questions

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hello all! I am a beginner Betta fish breeder and I have a few questions regarding them. 1. How long should you wait to breed your female again after she has layed eggs? 2. How long should you wait to breed your male again after he is done tending the fry? (Can you go right with a different...
  7. What is wrong with my betta?

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    I think he might have a fungal infection and I have been treating with pimafix for 2 weeks and seen no improvement. He is in a 1-gallon tank with a filter and LED lights, no heater. I have had him for about a year, and this actually started a few months ago and showed no signs of worsening, but...
  8. Lumps on Side of Male Betta

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    I've had my betta for a year now, and about a few weeks ago I noticed two lumps on him - one is bigger and closer to his head, and the other is on the opposite side and further back. I've also noticed that he's been going to his usual corner, but staying there longer - he still moves around a...
  9. Filterless...?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi guys, I've been a fish keeper for a few years but have never been filter-less for obvious reasons. I've had to downscale my tank due to moving house but currently have a relatively heavily planted 40L tank. It doesn't have any live stock but I was debating adding a Betta just because I love...
  10. Trimming fins so they regrow properly

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    I bought a while ago a halfmoon betta fish that was in poor condition knowing it would need a lot of help. Poor guy had fin rot and a fungal condition that was making his white body black round his mouth and gills. He's cleared up from finrot, and the fungal infection is also gone. He's now...
  11. Introduction post

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi there! So I got an aquarium of 54 liters filled with : 7 neon tetras 3 algae eaters (one bigger male, two smaller ones without visible gender traits) 11 neocardinas 3 female guppies and a male 1 male xiphophorus 1 female betta I know I know, it is a very random collection. At first...
  12. Wanted: Basic Betta Setup

    TFK U.S. Classifieds
    Hello! I am looking to set up my very first tank with a betta. I've been doing a lot of reading, but I've seen conflicting information about which kits are good quality, which filters are appropriate for bettas, etc., so I thought maybe I'd try asking if anyone here has supplies for a betta...
  13. Betta fin fungus? Polyps??

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    Preamble: Hello all, I have a betta in a 3-gal "walstad" bowl. Very low tech (just a light); very heavily planted. The water parameters are fine, as is expected in an established NPT. The betta is probably about 2.5 to 3 years old (i'm not sure, he's a rescue), and the bowl has been set up for...
  14. The perfect food for Bettas

    Anabantids
    My rose petal betta loves to eat mosquito larva. Has anyone else tried it ? They go crazy, as is plainly visible in this video. I'd like to hear about other people's experiences with this perfect live food. And if you have any questions about it, feel free to ask. Here is a great video to show...
  15. Suggestions for feeding my female bettas?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have three female bettas. One Crowntail and two Veiltail. I am currently feeding them each three pellets in the Am and three in the PM. This seems a bit much from what I have been reading though. Should I cut them back? ( Note I will eventually be buying them brine shrimp as well) They are...
  16. Odd Behavior?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    My female Crowntail likes to feed off the bottom. Now she eats when she is up top with the others, but after she will go along the bottom and eat off the gravel. Is this abnormal? The other two don't do it, just her.
  17. Water Filter Recommendations

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    I just got a 5.5 gallon tank for my Betta fish. I was hoping to get some recommendations of the different brands of water filters. I am hoping to find a reasonably priced one that is on the quieter side. I will also be getting a water heater so if you have suggestions for those, I would love to...
  18. Emerald Cory Cat

    Catfish
    Hi, all! I just started my first tank a few months back. It is a 10 gallon freshwater tank and currently has an Emerald Cory Cat, a shrimp, three plants, a medium piece of aquatic wood, three small moss balls, and two little houses! I would like to get more cory cats as I have learned on here...
  19. Adding Plants to Established Aquarium?

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Hi! This is my first post so I hope it goes okay... Here is a link to the tank I have: http://www.amazon.com/Panaview-Aquarium-Lighting-Filter-5-Gallon/dp/B00KIRR8BY?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage The tank is 5 gallons and has one Betta fish inside. It has an LED...
  20. New Live Plants for Established Aquarium Setup?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi! This is my first post so I hope it goes okay... Here is a link to the tank I have: http://www.amazon.com/Panaview-Aquarium-Lighting-Filter-5-Gallon/dp/B00KIRR8BY?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage The tank is 5 gallons and has one Betta fish inside. It has an LED...
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