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    What's the best way to treat this betta?

    Perfect! Thanks BigManAquatics! I'll start some salt treatments tomorrow! Fortunately she still swims normally and has an appetite.
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    What's the best way to treat this betta?

    So for about two weeks I have been quarantining two female bettas together. There was some mild flaring and nipping at first but then the two of them got along perfectly fine until about a day ago and it turns out the one that's actually the smaller female did a number on the larger ones' fins...
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    How long can fish survive transport?

    Oh yeah! I've had great success with Fedex in the past and with only one minor complaint I have that isn't worth mentioning UPS has been great too. I wish more people used them for shipping, it's a must for live animals I'd say. I once ordered some orange headed feeder roaches for my bearded...
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    How long can fish survive transport?

    Hi guys! Well they arrived after three days, both of them alive but I'm not quite sure how much longer for one of them. Definitely seemed ill hanging at the surface and then later on the floor of the tank breathing heavily. I put in some melafix but it might be too late for that one. The other...
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    How long can fish survive transport?

    Hi guys! So I'm pretty sure the answer to this question is highly variable and depends on a whole bunch of things but this is my first time actually ordering fish online and having them shipped to me so I don't know a lot about how this works and what precautions sellers generally take. I...
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    What's the fish on the Seachem prime bottle?

    Y Yeah! Looking at it now it does look a lot like a rainbowfish! I absolutely love rainbows! I currently have 4 New Guinea/Irian reds and 4 Boesmani in my tank!
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    What's the fish on the Seachem prime bottle?

    I'm just always curious whenever I look at my bottle of Prime about what the red fish is on the label? It's kind of hard to make him out completely but my best guess is that he's some kind of cichlid. That or something saltwater. Does anyone know?
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    My cory's tail looks weird.

    Yes I have religiously kept up with water changes and actually just did a big one last night. Water flow is also very good, it's a very powerful external filter.
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    My cory's tail looks weird.

    Hello everybody! I posted about this on another forum I'm a member of but nobody has responded yet and sometimes that one takes a couple days anyway. I have a picture here of one of my corys that I got a few hours ago. I noticed this morning that he seems to have some sort of whitish...
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    My heating system isn't doing what it's supposed to

    I have no idea sadly, there's no thermostat down there. I do know that we usually keep the house itself in the low to high 60s. That's not a bad idea! Thanks 86 ssinit! I'll give it a try! That would make a lot of sense. It often does feel cooler in the basement but it has been extremely hot...
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    My heating system isn't doing what it's supposed to

    Hi guys! Since first setting up my 90 gallon tank several months ago I have been using a heating system that involves two 300 watt Eheim Jager heaters on either end of the aquarium. I want to keep the water at 77 degrees so that's what I have the dials on top set to. To help regulate the...
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    I desperately need advice on easier cleaning.

    Thanks so much for all of your help everybody! Now I have full intention of starting to make use of heated water reservoirs, multiple buckets, extended hoses and especially a python system as many of you suggested! It really sounds like it doesn't have to be nearly as demanding a job as it is...
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    I desperately need advice on easier cleaning.

    Hi everybody. I've had my huge 90 gallon going since January or February now and it's still doing very well but I have to admit it's taking a huge toll on me. Don't get me wrong, I'm happy to clean the tank, I know I signed up for this and I'm glad to keep it beautiful and healthy but the work...
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    I've learned some really neat betta housing stuff.

    For sure! That is definitely true! Even if you just wanted 5 male bettas you'd probably need a 125 gallon tank at the very least and for that size and effort you might as well make an awesome cichlid tank or something! :)
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    I've learned some really neat betta housing stuff.

    Hi guys! Now I'm definitely not the guy to ask because I am still by far an aquarium newbie and most of my "experience" comes from research as well as short lived tanks I had when I was a kid and from a few mildly successful attempts in my adult life within the last 9 years or so before I...
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    I have two quick questions about small bettas.

    Thanks awilkinson871! Yeah I forgot to consider that it would be easier for the ammonia to concentrate more quickly. I certainly don't want to stunt her growth either so that settles it. I'll move her to a larger habitat. Perfect! Thanks Crimson_687! Sounds like feeding will be much easier...
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    I have two quick questions about small bettas.

    Hey guys! I was a local Petco today and I picked up a very young and very small betta. I've been wanting to raise a young one for a while and I can't wait to see what her colors develop into and just how large she gets. I'll attach a picture of her below for size reference. There's just two...
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    My blood parrot is becoming a little too assertive

    Thanks Fallfever! It sounds like he should come around fine given time and certainly more attention will benefit him a lot so I will continue to try and socialize him. It makes a lot of sense about him trying to show the new additions he's the alpha. I used to have a huge female koi betta that...
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    My blood parrot is becoming a little too assertive

    Hi guys! I think my blood parrot cichlid really needs to calm down. He used to be incredibly shy and barely ate anything but once I put him into the main tank and introduced him to the other fish he revealed that he had a really great personality. He became curious and super friendly and has...
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    I want to reduce my algae before it becomes a real problem.

    Oh yeah I've got bottom feeder pellets for them them and they love them! I just gave them the algae wafer as a treat but if they don't eat them the snail probably got it instead I try to give them a natural 12 hour light cycle so I have the light set for 9 AM to 9 PM. It's a Finnex 24/7 so I...
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