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    Betta With Swim Bladder Not Getting Better

    I am not sure if anyone will notice, but here is an update. I could not get my bettas swim bladder problem under control and he would not even look at food, let alone eat. I have been doing partial water changes every day still, since it is nothing but beneficial. I finally cured his swim...
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    Question Used Emperor 400

    Ok, thanks! I have been debating while I clean the filters and tank!
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    Question Used Emperor 400

    Hiya, I got two used emperor 400 filters with my 135 gallon second-hand tank. Should I replace the used biowheels or replace them with new ones?
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    Oscar Tank Mates

    Hello, I was going to wait on this, but I found a deal on a used 135 gallon aquarium. So apparently I am not waiting! I just got an 135 gallon 6ft tank that will be thoroughly cleaned. It has two large emperor hob filters and I plan on buying a canister filter. I absolutely fell in love...
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    Winter Insulation For 20 Gallon Tank?

    Awesome! I will definitely try this! The glory of owning an old house....haha!
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    Winter Insulation For 20 Gallon Tank?

    Hello, my house is not insulated well and we have propane heat. Thus we keep our temps low in the winter time. During the day we keep it around 68f but at night it gets down to about 62f. Is there some way that I can insulate my 20g long tank so that the heater is not constantly running? It is...
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    Betta With Swim Bladder Not Getting Better

    At this point it is possible he hasn't pooped because he hasn't eaten, but his buoyancy problem is so severe I don't think he could even get pellets without putting in a strong effort to stay upright. And I can't get near him yet because he is new to me and I am not associated with food.
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    Betta With Swim Bladder Not Getting Better

    Thank you for the replies! It is not drops, no scales sticking out. I had a Betta with that in the past, unfortunately. And he is under the leaf in the photos because it is the only thing holding him upright. Otherwise he floats straight to the top like an air bubble and is forced sideways. I...
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    Betta With Swim Bladder Not Getting Better

    Does anyone have suggestions for curing the swim bladder? I know he is in less than ideal conditions currently but he can hardly swim and if there was food even floating food like pellets he would have a hard time getting to them in his condition. Thanks!
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    Betta With Swim Bladder Not Getting Better

    What will help his swim bladder though? He can swim but he is constantly fighting the swim bladder problem, which causes him to float right to the top of the tank and float completely sideways. He hasn't lost his color and does try to swim, but mostly he just holds himself under objects as an...
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    Is An Oscar Worth It?

    Do you guys think I would have problems with either a 90 gallon or 125 gallon tank with the floor joists I described earlier?
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    Betta With Swim Bladder Not Getting Better

    I am doing two water changes a day, 20-50% each time. I keep a 1g water jug next to the tank and use prime inside the jug every time I fill it.
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    Need Help Diagnosing Betta Fish

    I am following this because my guy has a swim bladder problem too and I haven't been able to fix it yet!
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    Betta With Swim Bladder Not Getting Better

    There is no filter in the 1 gallon and I have only had the fish for 9 days anyway. I have no other fish tanks at the moment to seed from. Should I look into medicating my Betta to try and treat the swim bladder problem? If so, what should I try first?
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    Is An Oscar Worth It?

    What a gorgeous guy! I would LOVE a 125 but there are only two places to put a tank in my house. One place runs along one single joist which is not near an outside wall and the other place is against where a joist was built on top of a cinderblock wall, but there is no way to access the side of...
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    Office Plants?

    You could also get a desk lamp and put a compact fluorescent bulb in there with the 6500k rating to support plant growth. Then you could have more options!
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    Is An Oscar Worth It?

    Can one Oscar be kept in a 4ft tank all of its life (75 gallon) or will it need to be updated to a 125? I am afraid my house won't be able to support a 125 as it is an old house with several weird additions added in the past.
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    Is An Oscar Worth It?

    Thank you for your input! I do not know anyone who has an Oscar so I have no first hand experience with them. I am trying to convince my husband we need one! Haha
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    Betta With Swim Bladder Not Getting Better

    That is why I have been doing water changes two times a day since I got him. To keep the water as clean as possible without shocking him. I am trying to make sure he recovers from the poor water conditions of the cup he was in at the pet store. I just cleaned his bowl 100% and removed the glass...
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    Is An Oscar Worth It?

    Hiya, I have been toying with the idea of setting up a 75 or 90 gallon aquarium in the future (could be up to a year from now). I recently discovered the Oscar Cichlid and fell in love. Are they really worth all of the water changes/work for one single fish in a tank?
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    Betta With Swim Bladder Not Getting Better

    He had been fasting for 9 days with no bowel movements and he wants nothing to do with any food, even frozen bloodworms, let along peas. I am starting to get worried! The 20 gallon is not set up yet, but i am hoping to get it set up and filled with water this weekend.
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    Lighting With A Versatop

    I would love to have no lid on my tank, but my house gets very cold and very dry in the winter time and if i dont have a lid i will lose an insane amount of water to evaporation. Perhapd i will look into a plexi glass or real glass lid being custom made for my tank!
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    Lighting With A Versatop

    I am very interested in this as well! I am about to set up the same thing but am afraid the black strip in the middle of the versa top would block out quite a bit of light? Is this true?
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    Betta With Swim Bladder Not Getting Better

    Hi everyone, Sorry for the long read! I am new here but not new to fish. I used to keep Bettas (had up to about 5 at one time) and I also used to have a 20g long tank. I got out of the hobby for a few years and am now getting back into it. I impulsively got a Betta from petco about 9 days ago...




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