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    Betta keeps killing snails

    My tank has a serious algae problem. The only place to put my betta tank was by a window, and now there is a constant film of algae covering everything. Now, I wanted to add a nerite snail to the tank to help eat some of the algae, but, after moving around for a day, he stopped moving and died...
  2. O

    Possible parasites in aquarium

    Hi all. I have a weirdly specific question. I had my guppies die of parasites so now I only have a mystery snail in my 10 gallon tank. I’ve now acquired a betta but i’m hesitant with what I should do with him in regards to my tank. I’m worried that he could catch parasites if I put him in the...
  3. ajr0053

    Help with betta.

    Hi all, you’ve helped me in the past with my first betta, and this time I need help with my other somewhat elderly man. He’s around 5 years old, and is usually very energetic attention seeking. However I’ve come to notice he’s slowing down, which is somewhat normal. I know bettas can live longer...
  4. SRbettas

    Pygmy cory in fluval flex

    Hi I'm trying to decide the stocking for my fluval flex 15 gallon/57 litre So far I have decided on: 1 female betta 4 endlers And pygmy Cory's Some say they need school of 6 others say 4 is fine. I want them to be happy but also keep stocking levels relatively low. Also what do you recommend...
  5. sam_mitchell98

    48 litre Betta Tank

    Hi guys, this is my 48 litre tank which I have been Setting up for a while. I plan for this tank to be home to a male Betta fish, and a small school of fish, and maybe some shrimp or snails. There are currently no fish in the tank, but I do have 4 Echindorous Bleheri, plants and some Salvinia...
  6. jennaalexismiles

    Betta throwing up?? Possibly? HELP!!!

    Hi everyone. After a lot of trial and error I’m finally turning to a fish forum to see if anyone can help me because I haven’t seen anyone with my situation. I added pictures of the “throw up”, my fish and the food he eats. I noticed what looked like maybe throw up, but I haven’t seen him...
  7. L

    Please help, my betta looks terrible!

    Hi all, and thanks in advance for reading! My betta fish has recently started looking real scruffy, and occasionally looks red in the fins and head. I've attached pictures of him about 2 months ago, and a picture of him today so you can see the difference. He's still happily eating and doesn't...
  8. A

    Identify this brown, long worm? Freshwater tank

    Hello! I have a 13 gallon freshwater tank which I cycled for 3 months, and I've had one betta and one mystery snail. I saw a long, brown worm moving in the gravel yesterday after I gravel vaccumed. (Photo attached) Do you recognize this worm? It's staying in the gravel. I wonder if it is...
  9. Irksome

    Greedy betta living with shrimp advice please

    I have redone my 10 gallon and removed the divider that separated my shrimp and betta. So far no shrimp deaths and the betta has blown his first bubble nest!!! But the betta is greedy, yesterday he ate 5 shrimp pellets and today he tried to eat an algae wafer. Normally he gets 4 small pellets or...
  10. nttrrss

    My betta is having lumps on his body

    Hi I am new to this forum but I am desperate for any advice possible on my little guy. I have had Sushi for almost a year and the past few months he has developed lumps and bumps on his body seemingly with no cause. They are white and sometimes flesh colored. He is a sensitive guy so I try not...
  11. Quin

    Hank :D

    I just wanted to show off some pictures I took of Hank, my betta. I know a few of you ask for updates occasionally, so this is what he looks like now! He's much darker after his color change but he's very vibrant in direct light. That first picture REALLY shows off the black spotted pattern he...
  12. Quin

    How high can bettas jump?

    I've been considering leaving the lid of my tank off since it darkens the tank a lot, it's in the way for feeding and maintenance, and my water line is always lower anyways. I might have done it without thinking too hard about it, but the other day I had food in my tweezers held above the water...
  13. Quin

    Chunky betta

    I've been feeding my betta Hank flakes in the morning and bloodworms in the evening every day for the past week or so. He had a bigger meal last night as he always seems hungry and I'm worried I'm underfeeding him (a quick Google search told me that bettas know when to stop eating, but even when...
  14. Quin

    Do betta fins change with stress?

    Hank, my black orchid male betta, got his first regular water change yesterday, about two days overdue. Afterwards his filter output was pulsing in and out with a current too strong for him, so it has been mostly off until now. I just finished rinsing and cleaning off his filter pad and having a...
  15. Quin

    Weird dream

    Yesterday I was doing some passive research on tankmates for bettas because one of the videos I watched said that they get lonely without other (non-betta) fish. I decided about halfway through the first video I didn't really trust the source, nor was it time to think about it since my betta is...
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    New-ish Betta losing scales on face -- any thoughts?

    Hi. I got a delta tail male betta fish 40 days ago and have noticed that he is loosing color and some scales in the face. His body appears to be fine and his behavior is normal --he's very active and has a great appetite. He is the sole fish in a 13 gallon, well-cycled tank along with with 1...
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    Ich in planted tank with rcs

    hi all, My betta started to show signs of ich and so I treated it last week with esta exit to no avail, I then treated it again a few days ago with both esta exit and 2000 as this is supposedly more effective yet this has clearly not worked. I had the temp raised as well so I am now giving up...
  18. Quin

    Betta looking so much better :)

    I think I really messed up. My black orchid male betta has not eaten for the five days I've had him, and in the last two or three he has not been swimming a whole lot. I figured maybe he was lethargic and excessively weak from his lack of food, so I decided to move him to his cup and put food in...
  19. Quin

    Does Hank look okay?

    I'm not sure if the video format works, but I came back inside to see this. Hank is lying against his moss ball in the back of the tank, and I think he is breathing heavy. Pardon the quality, I recorded his reflection since he was hidden behind his bridge. He has since moved to rest on his leafy...
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    Sexing my gourami/ will a gourami and betta be okay together?

    Firstly, I’m not quite sure what to look for when sexing my paradise fish. Secondly, I know bettas are technically gouramis and you usually don’t want two gouramis in the same tank, but I was wondering if this case was any different because bettas look strikingly different than other gouramis. I...
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