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  1. Carolyn V

    Question Can I Save My Betta

    When I started him on Jungle Clear I did not have any Kanaplex. So I used just Jungle Clear. I started Jungle Clear on a Tuesday, used it again on Fri and then again on Sunday but this time added Kanaplex. Then I used just Kanaplex the following Tuesday and Thursday. So now it has been a week...
  2. Carolyn V

    Question Can I Save My Betta

    I did get the Kanaplex which arrived after I had used the Jungle Clear by itself about 3 times and I also did numerous water changes. When the Kanaplex arrived I used it in combination with the Jungle Clear the first time and they I used the Kanaplex alone 2 times after that following the...
  3. Carolyn V

    Question Can I Save My Betta

    For a while now my betta fish has been mostly out of view, hiding in his hut but occasionally he would come out and I would feed him and he would eat although his behavior was a lot different than what he did normally. When I would feed him he would go to the top of the tank to eat but instead...
  4. Carolyn V

    Depressed Betta Fish?

    Thank you so much for finding the article. It makes me think that my betta might well be depressed but if he is I have no idea what to do about it. I have thought of getting neon tetras but have no idea if that might help. Also my tank is only 5 gallons so I don't want to put too much in there...
  5. Carolyn V

    Depressed Betta Fish?

    I had no idea that fish could have seizures. What do they look like when they do have one? I am not looking at my fish all the time so it would be possible for him to have had one and I wouldn't know it. I also have no idea what his poop looks like as I have never seen him poop. I am sure that...
  6. Carolyn V

    Depressed Betta Fish?

    No he is not old. I bought him in March of 2018 from Petco. He was small then but has grown quite bit. He usually is very active so I am not sure what his problem is now. He will not eat freeze dried shrimp or blood worms and no store around here sells frozen brine shrimp which I doubt he would...
  7. Carolyn V

    Depressed Betta Fish?

    Thanks for replying. I have never seen stripes on him. His body is sort of like an irridescent blue with a beautiful burgundy colored tail. I have had him since March of 2018 and he was a lot smaller than. I know that he was young. Certainly he is not starved as I feed him twice a day and he is...
  8. Carolyn V

    Depressed Betta Fish?

    Some of you who responded asked for photos so I managed to get some but wasn't sure how to post them. I think I did post them but couldn't figure out how to post them in the same message as my reply. I managed to get the photos by literally chasing my betta around the tank with a spoon...
  9. Carolyn V

    Depressed Betta Fish?

  10. Carolyn V

    Depressed Betta Fish?

    Tank What is the water volume of the tank? 5 gallons 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.) Betta is the only fish in the tank. Maintenance How often do you change...
  11. Carolyn V

    Where Did The Snails Come From?

    I am sorry but there is no way I can learn to love them. I can't stand anything that keeps reproducing beyond any kind of control. If I don't keep manually removing them my tank would be overrun with them. I had thought that once the tank got cycled I could just let it run and only do small...
  12. Carolyn V

    Where Did The Snails Come From?

    Thanks for the info on the assassin snails. I think my tank is much too small for them. For now I have been taking them out when I see them and doing water changes and so there are less of them but I really don't like the sight of them. They literally make my skin crawl. Sometimes I also see...
  13. Carolyn V

    Where Did The Snails Come From?

    There is no way I could take a picture of the snails as they are just too tiny. I didn't even know they were snails until I stared at them and saw them move. Some of them are bigger and black and some are brown and very tiny. They must be pest snails as I certainly did not put them there. I am...
  14. Carolyn V

    Where Did The Snails Come From?

    It is weird that you mention dechlorinator because I just started to add Prime to my tank each day and have noticed a lessening of both snails and algae. Of course that might also be due to the fact that I have been doing water changes. I had thought my tank was cycled when I put my betta into...
  15. Carolyn V

    Where Did The Snails Come From?

    I was cycling a tank for about 3 weeks and then added one betta fish to it 7 days ago. For the three weeks that I had the tank running without a fish in it I saw nothing in it at all. This is a 5.5 gallon tank with live plants. I am a beginner and had no idea that live plants might have snails...
  16. Carolyn V

    Tiny Organisms In Tank

    I am having a similar experience I have had a planted tank cycling for 3 weeks with no fish in it. Four days ago I put a new betta fish in it. In all the time I have had the tank going there has been nothing in it except for the plants. I have not seen anything crawling around. Today, though, I...
  17. Carolyn V

    Problems With Rising Nitrite

    Thanks again for the help. I definitely need it. I have two filters in the tank. One is a plain sponge filter because I heard that bettas are not strong swimmers and don't like filters that have strong outflow currents that can blow them around. Then I have a small DIY filter that uses an...
  18. Carolyn V

    Problems With Rising Nitrite

    Thank you so much for your reply. I didn't know that there was a difference between using Prime and Aquasafe but after reading your email I did some research on that. I am going to run out to my pet store right now and get some and then measure my nitrite reading again. I am too afraid to...
  19. Carolyn V

    Problems With Rising Nitrite

    I have had a 5 gallon tank cycling for about 3 weeks with no fish in it. I would use janitorial ammonia to feed the Safestart Plus bacteria that I put in the tank and then each day I put in a little bit more ammonia as I read to do on many sites on the internet. Anyway, at last, I thought my...




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