Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Compatibility
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-24-2010, 10:56 PM   #1 
Zoni
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Suggestions for a 10 gal

I have a 10 gallon tank with 3 live plants, gravel, a log, and a column.
My betta for some reason he doesn't attack his own reflection and he never really attacks anything...
Zoni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2010, 04:26 AM   #2 
The Fighter
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Post

just asking does he lie down on his side i dont mean his body being vertical
cause if he does he might have a swim bladder problem
thats what my old betta had R.I.P Saphy
The Fighter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2010, 04:29 AM   #3 
The Fighter
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
My old betta wouldnt fight any thing when i put a mirror he would open his gills but wouldnt move also when i got my tetras he wouldnt do any thing
But my current one every morning after his breakfast chases my tetras
The Fighter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2010, 12:40 PM   #4 
carpenter547
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
by attacks his reflection do you mean with a mirror or just that he doesn't flare at his ghostly image inside the aquarium?
carpenter547 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2010, 07:36 PM   #5 
Zoni
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
No and I introduced two platties and he didn't do anything.
Zoni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2010, 07:41 PM   #6 
carpenter547
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
no what?

they will get used to thier reflection and stop flaring at it unless it is a mirror.

if your betta is just sitting there then he is not happy check the water quality.
sounds like there is something wrong with your tank and if you don't fix it your fish will suffer and die.

njoy.
carpenter547 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2010, 12:56 AM   #7 
Zoni
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
thanks
Zoni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2010, 01:11 AM   #8 
JKfish
Member
 
JKfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Georgia
Some bettas don't flare. It's not like every single one is going to go from calm happy fish to raving mad rabid thing at the sight of his reflection. You might have a chill fish, which is pretty common. so long has he is healthy, moving, not lethargic, eating well, pooping well, in a heated tank (76-80* F), and ammonia isn't building up too quickly, and the tank filter (if it has one) isn't too strong, he should be fine. If you think he is sick, then you might want to look around the betta disease& emergency part of this forum for people who have sick fish similar in symptoms to your fish, and see what people have to say, or you could make your own thread.

The Fighter: I don't mean to offend, but I see you referring to your fish as fighters, do you just mean Siamese fighting fish, or that you actually fight them?

Last edited by JKfish; 09-26-2010 at 01:15 AM.
JKfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2010, 02:02 AM   #9 
carpenter547
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
sorry if i sounded harsh of if i sounded like "that" guy but the truth is.

90% of these fish are breed shipped sold and maintained improperly.

if your fish is cold he is lethargic
if your fish is in amonia he is lethargic
if your fish is in nitrIte he is lethargic
if your fish is in acidic water heis lethargic.

all of those come from improper keeping of the fish. lethargy ingeneral is a symptom of poor keeping.

"so this guy walks in to the doctor and says it hurts here and here and here every time i push on those spots.
the doctor looks at the idiot and says ..... of couse it hurts every where you touch your finger is broken."

this illistrates the simplest anser is prolly correct.

we have a message here no water parameters given. no indication of even testing for proper water conditions with only one very general symptom given.

so the simplest anser is ...
your not testing prolly over feeding most likely small unheated bowel and are killing your fish.

true every so often you get a chillaxed betta that won't attack anything *in my opinion they should all be breed en mass when occuring* but that is the exception rather than the rule and if you think you are special enough that you have that one then you prolly think you are special enough to be able to keep your betta at 72 degrees and feed him as much as YOU want and not even need a filter.
carpenter547 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2010, 02:03 AM   #10 
carpenter547
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
ps this is why you don't see me posting in the betta emergency sickness section.
carpenter547 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
suggestions? littlemissmiss7 Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 2 05-25-2010 07:43 AM
Name suggestions 1fish2fish Betta Chat 18 05-04-2010 02:41 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.