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  • Posted on: 14/6 12:15
Re: Betta fins torn. #1
I have just started treatment for fin rot with waterlife myxazin and have bought a neat little gadget called amonia alert by seachem so I can keep a constant tab on ammonia levels and it is currently reading <0.02 ppm (safe).

I will give you the final report in 5 days to see if the fin rot has healed or if ammonia levels change.

Thanks again fishlady, you've pretty much helped me through the whole process of this new exciting hobby :)


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  • Posted on: 13/6 8:46
Re: Betta fins torn. #2
This is what he looked like when I first got him.

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  • Posted on: 13/6 8:45
Betta fins torn. #3
I have a Male betta in a 60 litre tank by itself and noticed yesterday that its fins seem to be torn, I will attach a photo but just wanted to know if this looks like fin rot or anything else before I start treatment.

This is a water test from today and to me it seems okay unless any of you think otherwise?

Nitrate - 20 ppm
Nitrite - 0 ppm
Ph - 6.5
Kh - 2.2⁰
Gh - 6.7⁰

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  • Posted on: 8/6 12:48
Re: Male Betta friends? #4
I do have the ceramic media in this tank but due to the bowl shape the photo makes it hard to see.

The tank has been up and running for around 4 months but due to myself moving to Asia for 2 months I had to donate the previous fish to a family member but asked my brother to keep up with fishless cycles whilst I was away so it would be ready for when I came back (2 weeks ago).

I dont currently have a second tank set up so I wont risk adding anything with him.

Thanks again 😊


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  • Posted on: 7/6 23:51
Male Betta friends? #5
I have a Male Betta in a 60 litre Biorb tank, he seems very happy and healthy but was wondering if there are any suitable tank mates for him or if he is best left alone?

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  • Posted on: 5/6 9:48
Re: Stocking ideas for 60L biorb #6
Soft and about 7 ph


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Re: 60L Biorb #7
I have just bought a heater, what temperature would you recommend? Also what and how often should I feed a Male betta, as well as any other tips. Thank you :)


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  • Posted on: 4/6 21:32
Stocking ideas for 60L biorb #8
I am currently thinking just a single fighting fish as it's a slow swimmer so the horrible shape of a biorb shouldn't be much of a problem but I'm looking for any other suggestions before I commit.

Thank you in advance :)


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  • Posted on: 4/6 18:03
Re: 60L Biorb #9
Thank you for the perfect answer! If I was to get a fighting fish for the 60l biorb would if be best kept alone, ie. No other fish in the tank PERIOD, or are there any other fish that would suit the tank alongside it or instead. Just seems like a large tank for one fish although if this is what you reccomend then I would happily give up the tank for just the one fish. Also the tank is currently filtered with the stock biorb filter but it doesnt have a heater so would the fish need a heater or is it okay at room temperature? (18-22 degrees usually)


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  • Posted on: 4/6 12:57
60L Biorb #10
Hi I have a 60L biorb tank, its already an established tank but it's just empty at the moment. It contains 2 tall silk plants and a couple ornaments to hide in. I know that biorb tanks aren't ideal for keeping most fish but I dont have the money to buy another tank at the moment so it will just have to make do for the time being.

I'm a bit unsure on what kind of fish would be good for a tank of this size and shape as it's quite unusual and isnt ideal for a lot of fish.

I was currently thinking of getting 3/4 variable platies (1 Male 2/3 female) but just wanted to know if anyone would reccomend anything else instead or if this seems like a reasonable amount of fish for the tank.

Many thanks,

Cameron