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    Important What Is This On My Betta’s Head?

    Thanks for responding so quickly - eases my mind.
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    Important What Is This On My Betta’s Head?

    Just wondering if your betta ended up being okay? Just noticed the same kind of blotch on my betta's head.
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    Adopted Betta In Bowl: Need Help Re: Putting In Tank

    Thanks pagoda and Shannon529. I used Stability (one big dose followed by smaller doses for the next 7 days). On August 6, I acclimated "Gilbert" to the 20Long and he had no problem adapting to it. First thing he did when I put him in was swim to the bottom, rub his bottom fin on the...
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    Question Recommended Tank Mates For One Male Betta In A 20long?

    Someone I know, who works in a pet store, told me that she had put a few ghost shrimp in with a betta and then later noticed that the shrimp's intestines were very colourful - they had eaten the fins of the betta fish. I was also told by a vet that I know that if I put aquatic frogs in with the...
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    Question Recommended Tank Mates For One Male Betta In A 20long?

    Will be putting the betta (Gilbert) in the 20 long tomorrow. The assassins will go in next. Thanks to all of you for your suggestions - I will be considering all of these options and reading up on them to see which ones best fit my tank conditions. Hopefully Gilbert will be willing to share his...
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    Question Recommended Tank Mates For One Male Betta In A 20long?

    Loaches would be cool to have. Nice tank OurFirstTimeFishy
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    Question Re: Fishless Cycling - Seachem Ammonia Alert/plant Fertilizer

    I am very happy that this is the case. I will therefore add the betta right into the 20L. I did just add Stability to be safe and will continue it for the next 7 days as instructed on the bottle. Thank you all so much for bringing this to my attention.
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    Question Re: Fishless Cycling - Seachem Ammonia Alert/plant Fertilizer

    I put in the bag of AquaClear Biomax that was in my AquaClear 20 hob filter which has been running on my 10g since mid-June. (I purchased the well-established tank – complete with a betta fish, 3 snails, and kept all of the water/decorations/substrate etc. in it – back in November. Just changed...
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    Question Re: Fishless Cycling - Seachem Ammonia Alert/plant Fertilizer

    I set up and began fishless cycling my 20Long aquarium last week. • Substrates include 1/3 EcoComplete, 1/3 Sand, 1/3 gravel; • added Top Fin Bacteria Supplement initially; • water was conditioned; • dropped in a couple of bug bites initially but prefer not to add more if I don't need to; • put...
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    Adopted Betta In Bowl: Need Help Re: Putting In Tank

    Thank you for your replies. (The 10g is standard, the 20 gallon is long. 10g is established; 20g is still cycling.) I have a betta leaf hammock in the 10g. Okay, so I think I will acclimate him while he is in his bowl (I have a drip acclimator tube), then put him in a plastic container and float...
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    Adopted Betta In Bowl: Need Help Re: Putting In Tank

    Unfortunately, there is a minimum height of water that I can have in the 10g to keep the filter and heater working properly.
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    Adopted Betta In Bowl: Need Help Re: Putting In Tank

    Concerned about the fact that he has lived in a small fish bowl for all of his life - at least 1.5 years - and that he might not be able to swim well enough to reach the surface of the water in the 10 gallon and will also become exhausted because it will be the first time he is introduced to...
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    Adopted Betta In Bowl: Need Help Re: Putting In Tank

    I think the bowl is under 2.5g and it is definitely not filtered or heated.
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    Adopted Betta In Bowl: Need Help Re: Putting In Tank

    Today I adopted a Betta. He is at least 1.5 years old (owner had him 1.5 years after she rescued him when neighbour moved and left him in a jar in the hallway) and has lived his whole life in a fish bowl. I have an up and running 10g with my two assassin snails in it. Right now it has an HOB...
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    Question Recommended Tank Mates For One Male Betta In A 20long?

    I have a 10 gallon that currently houses my two assassin snails - that could be kept running in case the betta is aggressive. I have three different substrates in the 20Long - 1/3 sand for my snails, 1/3 eco-complete for my plants and 1/3 gravel.
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    Question Recommended Tank Mates For One Male Betta In A 20long?

    Tomorrow I am "adopting" a male betta fish from an owner that can't care for him anymore. He has lived in a bowl the past year and a half. I have set up a 20long tank partially planted tank for him and my two assassin snails - just waiting for it to cycle (fishless). My question is: My 20long...
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    Question Trutemp Eheim 75w: Can I Mount It Horizontally?

    Thank you both for your responses. I think I will leave it vertical for now.
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    Question Trutemp Eheim 75w: Can I Mount It Horizontally?

    Does the end sit in the substrate? The 20Long aquarium is only 12 inches high. I read that I should have 3 inches of substrate in the back of the tank sloping to 2 inches in the front. Doesn't leave room for the heater to sit above this.
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    Question Trutemp Eheim 75w: Can I Mount It Horizontally?

    Setting up a 20Long tank. Store recommended the Eheim Trutemp 75W. Noted to them that it looked too long for my tank and was told I could mount it horizontally. However, the instructions only refer to vertical mounting. Right now, I have it in vertically with the bottom resting in the sandy...
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    What Is The Best Filter Setup For 20long Tank For Betta

    Many thanks Cichlidude. The Tidal 35 looks like an excellent filter - I am ordering it now.




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