Putting a new Betta fish in a ten gallon tank alone??!? Related Questions

Putting a new Betta fish in a ten gallon tank alone??!?
Asked By PLEASESAVEHOMELESSANIMALS,Last Answer By JC At 2011.04,1 Answers

My ten gal had ich and all the fish died so I boiled the gravel and kept an inch of the old

water to help cycle the tank faster(along with bacteria starter) (the inch worth of water disentangle have ich in it because I raised the temp for a week). I pit a new filter cartridge in and already have bacteria and some old fish poop which cycled my tank. Ph is 7.4 and is alkaline. The tank is filled with regular conditioned water and Betta water(that brand stuff... I got it cuz I have reLly high ph were I live). Going to get my water tested at petsmart tomorrow to see if o can get a Betta. Also my filter is a little strong, is there anyway to slow it? I'm gonna have a Betta in there.. Can I add a shrimp? I got fresh new decorations but kept the same tank heater and filter. Also do you guys have any Betta names? Hopefully I can get my little guy tomorrow!
Thanks

Betta fish: Is it okay to remove my betta from his tank with my hand instead of a net?
Asked By Ûµ catâ„¢ Ûµ feels like purrin,Last Answer By Stephanie L At 2010.01,1 Answers

When I need to clean the tank, my betta fish is really hard to catch with the soft net since he swims wildly about when he sees it. But tonight, instead of using the net, I put my hand in the tank and scooped him up right away without a fight (I cupped my other hand over him so he wouldn't fall out of my hand.

So is there anything wrong with using my hand to catch my betta rather than using a net? He is the only fish in the tank.

Changing water in Betta fish tank: Dechlorinating the water and transferring the Betta fish?
Asked By Ûµ catâ„¢ Ûµ feels like purrin,Last Answer By natkk At 2010.01,1 Answers

If I leave the replacement water out for 24 hours before changing the water in the Betta's bowl, is it still necessary to add water conditioner (detoxifies chlorine, ammonia, etc)? I know that at least the replacement water will be room temp, but I'm wondering if letting the water sit for 24 hours will cause any chlorine to evaporate. Also, can you add water conditioner to the bowl when the Betta fish is in it?

How do you transfer a Betta fish from the bowl/tank to a temporary container while changing the water? I've read conflicting advice. Is it better to use a fish net to transfer the Betta to a temporary container or is it preferrable to scoop the Betta & some water out of its tank with a small container?

Thanks for any help.

Betta fish jumps out of his tank?
Asked By cadowney1,Last Answer By I luv Pets At 2010.01,1 Answers

My betta fish has recently been "jumping" out of his tank. He does fall back into the water, but I am concered he might fall out of his tank.

I have not owned a betta fish before, is this normal?

My betta fish just died. How long should I wait until I get another one for the same tank?
Asked By dcogs64,Last Answer By Ianab At 2011.04,1 Answers

Also, what should I do to clean the tank to keep my next fish healthy?

What kind of live plant should I put in my tank? (With a Betta fish)?
Asked By Judgerz,Last Answer By Sarah K At 2010.01,1 Answers

I am slowly setting up a 2.5 gallon tank which will eventually probably have a Betta in it. I know I want to plant something in it, but I'm not sure what right now. The tank is going to have a desert/Egyptian theme, so in my mind I'm imagining some kind of fern or a leafy plant like an Amazon sword. The plant should be low maintenance. I don't mind adding some special substrate under the gravel or something, but it shouldn't be a full-time job.

What would you put in a 30 gallon fish tank?
Asked By Kim_luvs_fishys!,Last Answer By Albiee At 2011.04,1 Answers

i want sort-of big fish, more then 3 inches. any good freshwater fish? i want more then one. any good fish combanations for my tank?

How many more fish can I add in my 20 gallon tank?
Asked By Armin,Last Answer By AMIN At 2011.04,1 Answers

I have 2 yoyo laoches, 2 guppies 3 platties, 1 bolivion ram, and 17 guppy + platy fry (will give all my fry away), In my 20 gallon tank. How many more fish can I add to my tank?

Thx

Please help! 10 gallon fish tank?
Asked By Kim_luvs_fishys!,Last Answer By Lisa Morse At 2011.04,1 Answers

hi, i am getting a 10 gal for my bday, and i was wondering if this would be a good stocking plan:

5 ember or neon tetras,
3 guppies and 3 miniature platys. and maybe(what the pet store called)a Rafael Cat Fish, that doesn't grow bigger then 2 inches, or at least that's what the pet store says, what do you think?

Is a 5 gallon tank ok for 2-3 fish?
Asked By Ticklemepeenk21,Last Answer By JonV At 2011.04,1 Answers

For small fish that will grow no bigger then 2"...
I know alot of people say its fine and alot of people say it's completely not ok.
Is it ok or not?

A good fish for a 10 gallon tank?
Asked By Lindsey,Last Answer By catx At 2010.01,1 Answers

plz answer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cool Fish For a 30 Gallon Tank???????
Asked By K,Last Answer By Ianab At 2011.04,1 Answers

What are some cool larger fish, I am not a fan of schooling fish, that can fit in a 30 gallon tank. Either salt water or fresh, I have no preference.

My son really wants a big fish tank for X-MAS a 50 gallon tank?
Asked By c.dub41,Last Answer By que otro ha At 2010.01,1 Answers

and i dont go christmas shopping my wife does and im worried she will buy him something stupid...(cuz my wife is like that) any way to persuade her to buy him one?

I have a 55 gallon community tank but my fish keep disappearing?
Asked By Vot Anarж,Last Answer By ♥≈Safi≈♥ ☼Atheati☼ At 2010.01,1 Answers

The only one that is still there is the reddish one ("red devil"). Is he doing something to my other fish? Also, how big will he get? He seems to have grown already.

I'm so worried!

What saltwater fish can live in a 5 gallon tank?
Asked By Erin,Last Answer By Mike At 2011.04,1 Answers

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