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  1. PascalKrypt

    Betta Has Become An Uncoordinated Eater - Losing Weight

    The description says "Made with fresh kelp and spirulina," and "Omega One Veggie Micro Pellets". Avoid anything mainly vegetarian. If it has a neon tetra on the cover, or a pleco, or gourami or goldfish or guppies, avoid it. This is why it is easiest to look for pellets specifically meant for...
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    Help My betta doesn't look healthy. Any ideas or suggestions would be much appreciated.

    The betta is already being fasted and looks underweight rather than bloated. It is unlikely SBD in this case is caused by bloat. Epsom salt baths are meant to cure dropsy or bloat by relieving fluid pressure, again, I'm not sure if they would do much in this case. Anyhow I would lower the water...
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    Is my betta okay?

    She looks more normal in the photos were she is young, though even in those she appears unusually bent. Comparing the young and current pictures, I suspect she has some kind of genetic defect in either grow cells or organs (e.g. thyroid problems can lead to abnormal growth and weight patterns...
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    Betta Has Become An Uncoordinated Eater - Losing Weight

    ... hmm.. I don't see anything wrong in the ingredient list, but these were specifically designed for saltwater fish. Not so sure if they would be good for a betta. Personally I feed Hikari betta pellets, I've also heard good things about northfin betta food. My bettas will also go after sinking...
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    Best Dirt To Use When Dirting A Tank?

    Great to hear! Do you have a picture maybe?
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    Honey gourami, Will they breed?

    Hahaha, I wish it were that easy ;-) They stay very vulnerable for a much longer time than other species' fry. Here is a nice video comparing gourami to livebearer fry: Honey fry is still way smaller than the three spot gourami fry featured in the video.
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    Betta Has Become An Uncoordinated Eater - Losing Weight

    Pro tip: white mosquito larvae don't have legs, they are like transparent worms with black eyes. Buy frozen cubes, cut off thin shavings and let it soak in a cup of tank water, then dump in.
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    Honey gourami, Will they breed?

    You really don't have have to worry about accidentally raising honey gourami fry in a community tank, it is impossible unless you have a heavily planted 200G tank with only a school of 6 dumb tetras for company. They are microscopic and stay that way for months, the fry won't survive even if...
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    Betta Has Become An Uncoordinated Eater - Losing Weight

    Flakes are not really suitable for betta, that may be part of the problem. It is too large and he has to nip at it, the flaring could be frustration. Does he have similar issues when eating the bloodworms or is that normal? I would try buying some small betta pellets that can be eaten in one...
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    New to fish keeping and excited

    Welcome! That was a heartwarming story to read :) There are quite a few parents on here enjoying this hobby with their young children. It is a great source of relaxing leisure activity. Don't hesitate to ask any questions or advice, there are a lot of hobbyists with cichlid tanks on the site.
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    Beginner Things

    Congratulations! Accomplishment is a great feeling, isn't it? :)
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    Fry Food... Is This A Good Plan??

    Removed Kyoto yesterday, I was gone all day and when I took him out, I didn't see any fry anywhere. I felt disappointed thinking he ate them all. Then I went to drop in some microworms in case some managed to hide away, and spotted a few in the back. Well, this morning I got another surprise...
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    Is my betta okay?

    Your betta has a very weird body shape. It think it is a genetic problem and it is likely that her swimming problems are related to this. It might be something progressive. In that case there is probably little you can do but keep her comfortable and let her swim and live as long as she is able...
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    Healthy Betta Signs?

    Fins fully intact (no tears/fraying etc). No discolourations or missing scales on the body. Having a decent spread in the fins when swimming. Fin clamping is one of the first signs of stress or malaise along with lethargy.
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    Help My betta doesn't look healthy. Any ideas or suggestions would be much appreciated.

    How often do you dose that PH buffer? Have you done so recently?
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    Question Adding African dwarf frogs to my betta tank?

    That should be fine, though if you have some larger floating plants or decorations, I would put those in. They like to feel covered from the light and predators above the water. Get as many as you like, honestly, they don't need a lot of space at all and they prefer being in larger groups...
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    Lone flame honey gourami

    It definitely outdoes my phone (I think it is some previous generation iphone, I'm not so hot on the tech stuff, haha :P). I have never been much of a fun of the sunset colouration of honeys, but this thread has completely changed my mind. If I could find ones that looked as amazing as those I...
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    Help My betta doesn't look healthy. Any ideas or suggestions would be much appreciated.

    Hm, strange. You could try downsizing the light (Usually you'll want around 0.5-1 watt per gallon depending on if your setup is low or high tech. 25 liters is around 7 gallons, so your light is a bit on the strong side). That and more hides is about the only thing I can think of. Everything else...
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    Lone flame honey gourami

    Oh wow, they look great. That is a good shop, the colours are popping on screen. Nice tank as well :) And a good camera, haha. You should look at the "instagram worthy pictures" thread and post some there!
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    Nightmare shrimp

    I've heard horror stories about them before, looks like those were not exaggerations...




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