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    Sick Betta. Fins clamped. Near death.

    Hello, thank you for the reply, I do not have a hospital tank but as he is the only thing in there (I can move the snail to my other tank) can I treat his tank as a hospital one? I was really hoping for a few more replies to help me work out what is going on. I plan to do a 10% water change...
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    Sick Betta. Fins clamped. Near death.

    Tank What is the water volume of the tank? 20l How long has the tank been running? 3 years Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What is the water temperature? 28 C What is the entire stocking of this tank? (Please list all fish and inverts.) 1 Betta, one before snail...
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    Do I need to cycle again?

    Hello, Unfortunately my Betta died about 4-5 days ago. I'd like to get another betta but wondering what to do about cycling? I could pop a couple of fish from my other tank in there? I start the fishless cycle process again? It's ok to add a new Betta? Thabks In advance.
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    Do I need to fishless cycle again?

    Sadly my Betta died this week. I would like to get a new Betta, it's been 4-5 days. Do I need to cycle my tank again?
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    Constipated Betta?

    I've never seen him poop! It's fallen off now. Thanks for the reassurance; I'm like a worried first time parent!
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    Constipated Betta?

    Thanks, hopefully I am worrying over nothing. I've never once seen him poop in apl the time we've had him. Did you just fast him or continue feeding to push it out?
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    Constipated Betta?

    What is the water volume of the tank? 19L How long has the tank been running? 7 months Does it have a filter? yes Does it have a heater? yes What is the water temperature? 26oC What is the entire stocking of this tank? (Please list all fish and inverts.) Just male betta Maintenance How often do...
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    Algae Is Persistent

    Hello I have two freshwater tanks that I have tried to plant but I keep getting algae problems! One tank has been going for a year and I have had black beard algae all over the plants and substrate. My second tank which is a smaller 20l tank now has algae too and I am unsure what to do about...
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    Can I Add Another 10 Harlequin Rasboras?

    Ah, I have never come across this info just that they like to be in groups of five or more. I have five bronze/albino which, after a google, would seem work fine as a group. Then two bandits and two false julli. I am unsure what I can do about it now but I will only stock big groups of sub...
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    Can I Add Another 10 Harlequin Rasboras?

    I have an 80l tank set up since May. I just had to do a pretty big clean up as black beard algae has been growing since about August. I ended up removing everything and covering in peroxide and replanting plants and adding new moss. I plan to let it all settle for a few weeks but I have a...
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    Betta Fish, Fin Damage

    I have a fluval V 20l tank with a carbon filter built in. I cleaned the fliter in the last water change. No ammonia, no nitrite and nitrates are less than 4ppm. After reading this I think he has bitten his own tail, when I have looked carefully there is some tiny red spots on his tail. We...
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    Betta Fish, Fin Damage

    Hello. Thanks for the reply. He has aquasoil and a planted tank with carpeting plants, stones and a bonsaI driftwood with weeping moss. There doesn't seem to be any red or black around the missing fin. And nope, no hornwort?!
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    Betta Fish, Fin Damage

    Hello. I have had my betta for a couple of months and he is settled in his tank and happy. This morning he looked fine and this evening I've looked at him and half of his tail is missing in ragged lines. What could cause this? Water parameters are fine, he had a water change on Friday. We...
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    Fishless Cycle. Added Shrimp, Do I Carry On Adding Ammonia?

    I realise that all parameters are not meant to be at zero, I meant just nitrite and ammonia-I was being lazy with my typing. As I had written at the start of my thread; nitrites and ammonia were back to 0 in 12 hours and nitrates were very high prior to 90% water change. Just as these...
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    Fishless Cycle. Added Shrimp, Do I Carry On Adding Ammonia?

    Thank you for your response. I did go the fishless cycle route. I had all my parameters back to 0 in 12 hours. As I understood it once that happened you could add you entire fishload to the tank. I never read anywhere that shrimp would struggle in that environment as I thought they would...
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