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  1. kinsey12345

    Chronically Bloated Betta

    Hi! So, I am very new to keeping bettas and currently have a betta named Walter. He was donated to my place of work and had been kept in a tiny bowl for about a year by his previous family. I’ve been feeding him the pellets that the family brought with them, and i’ve just found out that they are...
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    Betta Fungal Infection

    Okay so I’ve been posting quite a bit about my betta (Walter) because it looks like he developed a fungal infection on his gills. I heard a lot of different things but decided the safest would be to use aquarium salt. I am treating him in his tank (which i also heard quite a few different...
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    Is this ok?

    Is it okay to use a previous tank as a new quarantine tank? I used this tank about 1-2 years ago for a betta fish before i found out that it’s too small. Now i was wondering if it’s okay to use it as a quarantine tank because it still has some algae stuck to the sides that i don’t think will...
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    Fungal Infection? Help!

    What is the water volume of the tank? 5 G How long has the tank been running? 2 months Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What is the water temperature? 78 What is the entire stocking of this tank? (Please list all fish and inverts.) 1 betta fish (also live plants)...
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    Which treatment?

    Do it looks like my betta has a fungal infection in his gills and I picked up aquarium salts and Lifeguard All-In-One treatment by Tetra (it’s all my pet store had available and i don’t think i have enough time to order online) Does anyone know which one works better/which one I should use?
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    SOS White fluffy mass

    What is the water volume of the tank? 5 G How long has the tank been running? 2 months Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What is the water temperature? 78 What is the entire stocking of this tank? (Please list all fish and inverts.) 1 betta fish (also live plants)...
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    White fluffy stuff on Betta gills

    Hi! So i just noticed this kind of white fluffy stuff coming out of the right gill of my betta. Does anyone know what this is/what do to?
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    Betta bloated stomach

    hi! so i went on vacation for 10 days and while i was gone my coworkers fed our betta (Walter). This is his regular feeding schedule: monday: bloodworms tuesday: 3-4 pellets wednesday: 3-4 pellets thursday: 3-4 pellets friday: brine shrimp saturday: 3-4 pellets sunday: nothing He seemed to be...
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    Worms in tank?

    Hi! So i just noticed some tiny little white worm things in my bettas tank. It looks like they were growing on a sponge that i use to slow the water flow in the tank. Does anyone know what they are or if they’re harmful? My betta ate one I attached a blurry picture, they’re so small it’s hard to...
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    What is this on driftwood?

    my tank is finally cycled! but i put this drift wood in a couple weeks ago and this has developed. does anyone know what this is or what to do about it? is it harmful?
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    What is this white film driftwood?

    Does anyone know what this weird white film is over the driftwood in the aquarium? I put the driftwood in about 4-5 days ago and this film just developed
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    Rescue Betta

    Hi! So i’ve been posting a lot of questions recently since my work was donated a betta who had been kept in a 1/2 gallon bowl for about a year. We’ve had him for 2 weeks and I just wanted to post the little victory that is his tail growing back! He had some pretty severe fin biting when we first...
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    Pothos safe for betta tank?

    Is a pothos plant safe to use in a betta tank? I’ve had some mixed results when googling it. One website said it can be toxic to betta fish and another said it was ok
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    Is this normal?

    Are you doing a fish in cycle, fishless cycle or was your tank cycled and you had a sudden ammonia or nitrite spike?: Fish-in cycle Tank What is the water volume of the tank?: 5 gallons What type of water are you using in your tank? (tap, well, RO/DI, other): Tap When did you start cycling the...
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    White Froth

    Hi! So, due to uncontrollable circumstances I am on day 7 of a fish-in cycle in a 5 gallon tank. There hasn’t been too many problems and the tank has been looking great up until today i noticed a thin line of white forth formed on the edges of the tank. The only thing new that has been put in is...
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    Food for betta

    Hi! So i’ve been posting a lot of questions recently since my work got a rescue betta (renamed Walter). He had been kept in a small half gallon bowl for almost a year and is now in a 5 gallon tank where Im doing a a fish-in cycle currently (1 week in). I have multiple live plants in there and an...
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    Distilled water safe to use?

    Hi! So, the water from the tap at my place of work has low levels of ammonia in it. I was wondering if distilled water from the grocery store is safe to use? Otherwise I know they sell pre-packaged aquarium water at pet stores if that would be better.
  18. kinsey12345

    Trouble With Ammonia Levels

    Hi! Im pretty new to keeping bettas and i posted last week about a rescue betta that my work got. It was being kept in a small bowl so I did not have time to let the tank i set up complete the nitrogen cycle before putting the fish in, so we are currently doing a fish-in cycle with a 5 gallon...
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    Rescue Betta tank upgrade, cycle fishless or with him in?

    A beta fish was donated to where I work and it has been kept in a small bowl for almost a year by his previous owners. I immediately went and bought a 5 gallon tank, filter, heater, some live plants, and a cave for him. However, I am new to cycling a tank and I’m not sure if it would be...
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