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    Update On Capt. America's Swim Bladder Issues

    Just thought to give an update on my betta’s swim bladder issues and share what I did so someone else may benefit from it. We are 3 weeks in and I’m happy to say that he’s finally feeling better! A video to follow! I lowered his tank water to 3 gallon and I had to macguyver his filter. He was...
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    This Is Long-swim Bladder Issues

    My betta, Captain America was adopted from a previous owner who kept him in a dirty bowl and fed him some low quality flakes. The day I got him, his container was filled with flakes that they threw in sigh. I now have him in a 5 gallon, heated and very gently filtered tank and no other fish...
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    Is This Duckweed Or Frogbit?

    Got this from someone online today. Are these frogbit or duckweed? That's my thumb for size comparison. I don't want duckweed in my tank. The last time I had it it was a nightmare to remove.
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    Betta Tank Decision

    So I'm taking in a betta from someone that has been too busy with school and work. He lives in a 10 gallon with guppies and RCS at the moment and is as docile as can be. Question is, I do have a spare 10 gallon but he'd be in one of the rooms where I won't be able to spend much time with the...
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    Finrot? Added Driftwood.

    I added driftwood to my betta's tank. I did the nylon sock test and sanded whatever I could to make it safe. Does my betta's fins look okay? He's my first halfmoon and I'm not sure if I did a good enough job on the driftwood sanding.
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    Rescue Or Not?

    Lately I've came across couple posts on kijijI of people rehoming their bettas and one of which was a pair of male and female in a very small divided tank. I really wanted to get the 2 out of there but I'm up to my eyeball with managing my senior dog with medical issues, 2 birds, and I do...
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    Betta And Driftwood

    Does driftwood affects your betta in any negative way at all? Or do they prefer some driftwood in their tank. Thanks.
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    What Type Of Driftwood?

    I bought this piece of driftwood 10 years ago and I can't remember anymore what type it is. Can anyone please tell me if you know? Thinking of putting it in my betta tank. Also, I'm cycling my 5 gallon tank right now. Should I put the driftwood in there after I acclimatize my fish a few weeks...
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    5 Gallon Unfiltered Question

    For those that has one betta with no other inhabitants in a 5 gallon unfiltered tank because your fish doesn't like the current no matter how much you baffle it, how much and how often do you change the water? I also have a good 1-2" PFS in there as well and 6 good size Marimo moss balls...
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    2 Questions

    So I have a 2.5 gallon right now with my betta in it on my washroom countertop. It's the best spot I have right now where I can see him more and is able to change the water easily. I do have some marimo moss balls sitting around. I would like to put them in there but I do find that they make the...
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