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  1. Maya

    Fin Tear?

    Yes my tank is cycled… I have a 5 gallon so I do water changes every week. I have mopani wood that does have some sharper edges, but the woman at the pet store told me it would cause no harm?
  2. Help! I’m pretty sure my fish is experiencing fin tear as his fins look really brittle. What should I do?
  3. Definitely not the prettiest but considering it’s my first time, Im pretty proud of it. Should I add more water? Also, any recommendations for hides? I just set it up an hour ago, and I’m not sure if it’s okay to add the fish.I just tested it. For ammonia it was 0.5. Everything else looked great. Thoughts? Recommendations? My fish is still in a bowl 😞 Note: my filter is buzzing so I thought that *I* did something wrong. Turns out that Tetra’s “Whisper Internal Micro-filter” is just bad and is loud.
  4. Thank you for all of your help… Something I’m wondering is how I can cycle my tank as quick as possible. After so much research and video tutorials, everyone says that you need to cycle your tank BEFORE buying your fish… the thing is though, is that I was gifted this fish and it’s been living in a bowl for the past week. I want to give it a good home as quick as possible. Please let me know. thank you!
  5. Hey! I was gifted a Beta fish which has been living in a bowl for the past week 😞 I want to give him a better home so I ordered a 5 gallon tank with lights, a filter, and a heater. I’m using sand as a substrate… Now, I have a few questions. 1. What kind of plants can I have that don’t require soil? 2. Can my male beta fish have any tank mates? 3. The lady at petsmart told me that I can cycle my tank by filling it up with declorinated water and then adding some fishbowl water and wait for 5 days. Is this an okay way to cycle my tank? Also, what test kit should I get? 4. How should I decorate my tank? I heard it’s best to stay away from painted things and instead by real stuff. Are there any woods that are relatively affordable? I was thinking of adding moss in some form too. Im pretty new to fish-keeping and my mom always had us raise fish in a bowl, which I knew wasn’t healthy. Please let me know what I can do to help my fish thrive in a 5 gallon tank!
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