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    So I had to pee In a cup....

    So I got a job offer at the Target next to the restaurant I currently work at. They do mandatory drug testing before you can accept the job offer. So I get to the testing facility, and the man whose going to be handling my.. urhm... sample... has a 6 gallon fluval tank on his desk. I was...
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    Skinny betta? Young or ill health?

    Most bettas sold in pet stores are fairly young aren't they? Hades is really active, his colors are nice and bright, voracious appetite. I did notice his body is quite thin though. Wondering if that's due to age(only bought him about 2 months ago) and if he'll thicken up over time.
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    Planning New Betta Tank

    Okay ladies and gents, I am planning a new Betta tank, a 2.5 or a 3, one of the regular rectangle ones(like a miniature ten gallon lol). I'm planning on getting a heavier finned betta, like an elephant ear or a rosetail, so i'm going to be getting a couple betta hammocks, and a small amazon...
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    what do you feed?

    I'm curious, what foods, pellets, flake, etc, have you fed your bettas. What did they respond best to, gve them the most energy, helped with color. What kinds of treats do you prefer, and supplements too. I personally really like Omega One betta pellets and as a treat I like San Francisco Bay...
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    Question Zeus bruise on lip?

    Okay, first off let me state that Zeus is NOT that pale. I'm not sure why the camera is making him look washed out, but it's creepy looking. Any who, i'm not sure if it's a new color change(he's now almost a year old) or if he bopped himself on his tank wall or something. I thought a second pair...
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    Poseidon has always been strange, but....

    Okay, so I've had my betta Poseidon for about two months now. One of the very first things I noticed once he was out of the cup was that he is a terrible swimmer. It's pitiful to watch. I thought that maybe it was being in the cup so long and that being in a tank with better water quality and...
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    Petco Brooklyn 10 gallon stand

    Has anybody used the Petco Brooklyn aquarium stand? We just bought it, set it up, placed the aquarium and now i'm refilling the tank. But I've never used an actual stand for any of my tanks so I'm feeling really nervous about it.
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    i'm back!!

    I've been absent for months!!! We had to move out of the house when the bf's parents sold it, stayed with a friend until our apartment was ready, and getting setlled in. Tough work! Plus I got a job, so I know it's been at least four months since i've been on. Sadness Because of the move I...
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    Betta houses

    I am planning on making my bettas their own 'houses' out of snapple bottles. I'm cleaning off the adhesive from the labels, soaking the bottles in tank water for a day, and then I'm going to use silicone to cover the bottles in gravel and pebbles. I plan on leaving little 'windows' here and...
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    Question aquarium salt for baby betta in small tank?

    Okay, so it was recommended to add aquarium salt to my babies tank to help ease stress and help him out in general, as he's been listless and colorless for two days now. I picked some up and am now headed home. So I would like some advice on how to treat the tank with salt, as I have never used...
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    Help Baby betta still not well

    So, I knew keeping this baby betta alive was a long shot. But now I'm attached. The tank temp is just about 78, the filter is working, the intake covered by mesh to avoid sucking up baby. Today I did a water change, sucking up all excess food and fish waste with a turkey baster(brand new). Baby...
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    This little brat...

    So, my baby double tail is in a 1.5 tetra cube(until he grows out of it) and I thought he would be fine without a heater because of how warm it's been. Well, it got cold. So I picked up a hydor 7.5w betta bowl heater, popped it in, covered it with some gravel, and wholla! Temperature came up, no...
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    Funny Anybody want to play the guessing game?

    So I was at Petco, looking for some plants because I was sad about Keto, and thought i'd treat myself to some nice new plants. Naturally I couldn't resist peeking at their bettas. Well, I was horrified. For the first time since I've been going there, they had dead bettas! A lot of them! There...
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    Question Getting two new betta tank, considering tetra cubes

    So, my bf is allowing me to get two new betta tanks, probably 3-5g size. The ones he is interested in are the Tetra brand cubes, with the led lights. Are these led lights strong enough for java moss, marimo balls, anubias? Because those are the plants I'm looking at fir these tanks.
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    Help Dilemma, water change or no?

    My keto only died likely hours after I moved him, so whatever killed him may be in that tank. But that tank is on day four of bettafix, and there's one more betta in there we still needs the meds. Do I do a water change now or wait until three days from now when the meds are finished?
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    Keto passed away last night

    Well I had pulled Keto from the tank yesterday to quarantine him, his fin damage had healed but he was acting listless and disinterested, so I was worried. Then this morning I went to turn the lights on and say hello to everyone, and he was still laying around. I figured he was still snoozing...
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    Important Help!! Emergency Sick Betta

    Keto is acting listless, laying at the bottom of the tank, looks like he's gasping for breath. He's in a five gallon divided tank with one other male. The only thing that is different is i've been treating them with bettafix for three days because the other one shredded his fins and Keto had...
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    Important Two white spots on Keto

    Keto developed two white spots on his tail. Only two spots, and only Keto. The tank is divided, so there are other fish in the same tank, but he is the only one with white spots. It doesn't really look like ick. It almost looks like he bit himself and it's healing or maybe infected. I noticed...
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    how to say no to a free(although sick) fish!

    I guess I can't say no. I have yet another fish on my hands, this one a true rescue. It was found in a vase of gross water in an empty house. I guess the people who moved out just didn't care to take it with them. Anyhoo, it was brought to petco by the people who bought the house. They called...
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    Went for a walk, ended up at Petco....

    Now, before anyone gets mad at me for my bettas living situations, you should know I'm moving in two months and am going to be getting two more five gallons so that all my bettas will be in their own, except Kalypso, who will remain in the community tank. SO, on to the story. I was feeling...




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