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    Is Calcium Sulfate useful for Snails (or Shrimp)?

    Hi! I recently purchased some Dr. Turtle Slow Release Calcium blocks, thinking that they would be beneficial for my ramshorn snails, nerite snail, and eventual cherry shrimp. However, upon getting home, I realized these blocks are made of Calcium Sulphate and Magnesium Chloride. I've heard...
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    5 Gallon Tank Can Betta Imbellis thrive in a 5g tank?

    Hi Marmaaa, thank you so much for the reply (and the welcome!) The video you linked is fascinating! I will surely check out the series. I saw for myself last summer the amazing growth of sweet potato, but never thought of using them in an aquarium. I will see if I can glean anything from...
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    5 Gallon Tank Can Betta Imbellis thrive in a 5g tank?

    Hi all! My partner and I are totally in love with the look of some wild type and hybrid betta. These fish are super flashy without the long fins. Ideally we would like to get a green alien, but my local fish seller currently has betta imbellis available! From what I've been seeing online...
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    Tiger Nerite dying- worried for other snails

    Thanks for the 'onions,' Debbie! This is a situation where I was not sure if I was doing too much or too little. (Especially regarding the antiseptic.) Now I know! I will dial back and focus on stability in the tank for now. I also appreciate the food suggestions! I have a couple of those...
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    Tiger Nerite dying- worried for other snails

    Intro: I have two new Nerite snails, one horned Nerite doing ok, one tiger Nerite obviously doing poorly. Looking for any advice on caring for it, and making sure my other Nerite does not succumb to the same fate. *What species is your problem related to? Nerite snail Water Parameters Please...
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    Frogchirps' Apartment Tanks

    Hi all! New aquarist here. Over Christmas, I bought a 5gal tank set-up to try and provide my family's ailing fishbowl betta with a better environment. Unfortunately, while he seemed happier and more active, he soon passed away. The experience was heartbreaking, but I learned a lot through it...
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    5 Gallon Tank Help? New Aquarist Betta 'rescue'

    Thank you for the direction on the baths, and the condolences.
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    5 Gallon Tank Help? New Aquarist Betta 'rescue'

    Hi Madeline, thank you so much for your responses. I did not realize that the the issues with the growth and his swim bladder could be connected, but that makes sense now that you've highlighted it. And thank you for that reassurance. Unfortunately, today I needed it. This morning, he seemed...
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    5 Gallon Tank Help? New Aquarist Betta 'rescue'

    Thank you, Wynnie! It's encouraging to hear you have had success with the fasting/pea approach. Bathing a fish in epsom salt sounds pretty drastic. Is there somewhere here I could read more about it? Thank you for this insight! Is frozen daphnia ok for this purpose?
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    5 Gallon Tank Help? New Aquarist Betta 'rescue'

    Yes, that lighter spot in front of the tail is the fuzzy spot. This morning I thought I saw a bit of a white trim on his dorsal fin, but either it cleared up or I was mistaken. Thank you for the advice regarding the water changes! I will tone the volume down just a bit but keep it frequent.
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    5 Gallon Tank Help? New Aquarist Betta 'rescue'

    Hi all! Just adopted a betta who is already ill, and have an un-cycled tank due to the adoption timeline. On the 25th, I met a betta fish doing poorly in a small unheated bowl. After the owners declined an aquarium set-up as a gift, my partner and I decided to adopt him. He's home now, but...
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