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    10 gallon tank: finally preparing for another betta friend! :D

    Hey all! Been a while since I was on Fishlore, what with school and everything I’ve just been so busy! Well, I have exciting news to share: I’m finally starting up my 10 gallon again! On Saturday I set it up and it took a while; I forgot how stressful scaping a new tank is! ;) Anyway, here’s a...
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    Would like some help with improving my 30 gallon scape please! :)

    Hi Fishlore! I’ve been reading George Farmer’s book and planning on reading Karen A. Randall’s book on aquascaping as well, but I’d still like some help from you guys! I like my 30 gallon scape pretty well, but I do think it needs some improving (mainly plants and a bit more hardscape adjusting...
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    What books are you reading?

    Reading is one of my favorite things to do! I could do it all day every day, hehe… right now I’m working on Becoming by Michelle Obama, the Shadow and Bone trilogy by Leigh Bardugo, the Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth, The Hobbit (which I’m re-reading so I can start the Lord of the Rings...
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    Harlequin rasboras chasing and nipping fins?

    Sorry if this isn’t in the right section, I wasn’t entirely sure where to put it! I’ve noticed that my harlequin rasboras have been chasing the other fish in my 30 gallon tank, and they might even be nipping a little :( my guppy‘s fins look pretty rough, I might have to move him to a quarantine...
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    Is aspen wood safe?

    So, even though I have beautiful pieces of driftwood in my tank, they’re not really my style (I love the spindly branc looking ones!) However, my LFS doesn’t seem to stock that kind, or if it does I’ve always missed it. I’d really like some sort of gourami (leaning towards sparkling but not...
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    How much time do you typically spend on Fishlore in one day?

    I usually check Fishlore at least once a day, but usually more… most of the time I spend anywhere from 15 minutes to 30 minutes browsing, but if I’m really bored or if there are just a lot of good threads to look through it can be an hour and a half or more! What’s your average time spent on...
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    My water change plan for when I’m on vacation this summer- does it sound ok?

    So every summer my family and I go to Minnesota for a few weeks, to visit our family. This year we’ll be gone for about 3 weeks, and I’m trying to figure out my water change schedule. I’d rather not have someone come to do a water change because I’d be paying around $25 per water change, and...
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    How to sanitize filter media/ tank that had a fish with dropsy?

    Hopefully the title is worded ok, but here’s what happened: my betta Pisces had dropsy, and unfortunately passed away so I’m wanting to clean her tank out because for whatever reason having an empty tank running with no solid plans for the near future of that tank bothers me (sorry, I’m having...
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    Planted fishbowl with snails journal

    I had a spare fishbowl laying around, so I thought it’d be fun to do a planted setup! I had an extra scoop of Eco Complete laying around, and it was too little to use for anything else, so I used it in this small build. I went outside and found a few super pretty rocks in my yard, rinsed and...
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    Has anyone had any luck with the Petco “baby bettas”?

    I’m just wondering because I’m weighing the pros and cons of POSSIBLY getting a Petco baby betta when I’m ready to try another betta in my 10 gallon. I definitely will wait at least a couple months, to recover from the loss of two bettas in two months, and to focus on my 30 gallon and ecosphere/...
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    Is something wrong with my betta?

    So I’ve had my betta Pisces in her very own 10 gallon for about a month now (I got her in February and had her in a 30 gallon for a bit.) She’s usually super active and a little piggy, always used to beg for food any time anyone passed the tank and gobbled it up whenever I fed her. Lately though...
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    Does anyone here like D&D?

    This seems kind of random, but I’m planning on getting some air dry clay today to start working on D&D figurines and I thought ‘huh I wonder if anyone on Fishlore likes D&D?’ Anyway, right now I have four characters: a Dragonborn bard, a Tiefling monk (who specializes in water, I thought that...
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    Not very happy with my apistos

    I’ve had my apistos for about a week now, and I’m not very happy with their behavior... it could be because they are both males, but I almost never see them and when I do see them they just sit there and run away as soon as I go to look. Are they different if it’s a male/ female pair? I’m...
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    New apistos, hoping I bought them for a good price :)

    So I went to my LFS today just to see what plants they have, and they had some apistogramma borellii opal! I’ve been wanting these guys for a while and preparing my tank for them, I must have known somehow that I’d be coming home with fish today because I tested my water for no reason. The pH...
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    So I have to do a statistics project for my math class...

    As the title states, I have to do a statistics project and ask some people take surveys lol. I got to come up with the question myself though so I decided to do a fish topic. I put this is in the betta forum because my question(s) are about bettas.. here goes I guess. The topic I chose is...
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    Wild caught vs. captive bred?

    So the other day I went to my LFS and saw some wild caught apistogramma borellii, and I was just wondering the difference between wild caught and captive bred if there is any? Are wild caught harder to keep, more diseases, etc.? Sorry if this is in the wrong section, feel free to move it if it is
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    I forgot how exhausting it is to set up a new tank...

    So I went to my LFS today and bought three pieces of dragon stone for $7. Score! I had a free 10 gallon I’ve been wanting to move my betta Pisces to, so I thought dragon stone would look nice with her because she’s red and blue (primary colors scheme). I got home, rinsed the stones, added the...
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    Some threads won’t stay “watched” for me?

    Sorry if the title is confusing, I wasn’t really sure how to word it because I’m having a bit of a brain fart day lol... so anyway, on some threads I just click the watch button because I find them interesting but don’t really have anything to say on the subject (and I feel like it’s creepy to...
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    I had to euthanize Alpine the betta :(

    My sweet little Alpine was sick for a while, but after a round of aquarium salt and another round of Maracyn two, he wasn’t getting better. I kept up with my water changes, gave him catappa leaves, and fed him an extra piece or two of food every day because he was so skinny. Nothing helped...
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    Where to buy water wisteria and amazon frogbit online?

    I‘ve been looking for these two plants for a bit now, and for some reason none of the local fish stores near me have them? My preferred LFS doesn’t carry water wisteria and they’ve been trying to get a shipment of frogbit for a while, and I tried to go to a new LFS today but they didn’t have...
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