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  1. Breeding Betta Fish
    1st time spawning my stunning rose tail Mustard Gas male. The half-moon, deep blue female was more-than ready and became frustrated with his clumsy spawning efforts. He finally got the wrap right, and they mated off and on for several hours. She showed more interest in picking up the eggs than...
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    please help!! my “galaxy” koi plakat (that has turned almost entirely blue, with black spots and red spots. poorly bred. Red spots are not of concern.) has gotten his beard stuck out. i could really use some advice or reasons as to why this occured of if i should treat him. I’ll start off by...
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, Can someone please help - I have recently noticed white spots on my Betta and unsure what is wrong with them? I've had them a while and had no problems but not happy with how this is looking (photos attached) Any help is welcomed and appreciated!!
  4. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi. Several days ago, ( I think 4-5 ) I reduced another betta from a pet store other than petsmart. The conditions were HORRIBLE. There was a 4 day old dead betta. The tanks were full of algae. There was a shelf with a small stash of betta. In that stash surprisingly, the bettas were mostly...
  5. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hey all... Our up-and-coming betta purchase is for our kid, who's 6 years old. We'll be helping the kid take care of the fish, and we're committed to not making the same mistakes we made when we had pets as children... Aside from the well-conditioned, cycled water and live plants we're going...
  6. Betta Fish Care
    Hello! Today I have put an order in for some fish, there's four in total which I believe need some extra loving. The two girls are missing an eye. The two boys have deformed backs. One of the boys also has Swim Bladder. As far as I can tell, the deformities and missing eyes are from poor...
  7. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    hi i just joined the forum literally a few minutes ago as this seems like a nice community. i have been keeping specifically male bettas for years but i have a planted 29 gallon that i’m thinking about starting a sorority in the next few months). any tips and advice would be appreciated thanks.
  8. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello everyone, I have been searching for a new tank and filtration system for my Betta fish. I need a tank between 5-10 gallons but, I am struggling to find a good one and would like advice. There are so many options on Amazon with many good reviews but enough negative reviews that make me...
  9. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone, I hope someone can help me out. Recently I have noticed a few changes with my betta : It does not want to eat anymore (it basically pecks at the food but does not really eat it, I have tried both the betta pellets as well as the freeze dried brine) Occasionally it comes up and...
  10. Betta Fish Compatibility
    Hi, I'm new here. I had bettas as a kid but always in a 1-2 gallon set up which I now know was not the best for them. I've been trying to educate myself more on fish care the last few years in preparation for buying a tank and trying to have fish again. I apologize in advance for the length of...
  11. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Newbie considering buying a used tank and looking for strong opinions as to why I should or should not do so. I previously posted in detail so advice would be based on my specific circumstances but I know that could have deterred people looking for a quick read (I did get a few responses and...
  12. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta who is a adult has been bloated for the past 2 weeks. He doesn’t have pineconing scales or having trouble swimming or loss of appetite. So I was thinking he is just constapted, so I fasted him for 2 days Gave him a pea kept repeating nothing was happpening. Then I tired dahpnia and that...
  13. Planted Betta Tanks
    So I’m getting a 10 gallon tank, and I want to add live plants to it. The ones I’m planning to get are: Lloydellia Ambulia Taiwan moss 2 Cryptocoryne wendtii red Creeping Charlie Anubis nana Moss balls if anyone has advice on what plants I should or shouldn’t get, or if the amount is good, or...
  14. Betta Fish Care
    Hello everyone! I rescued a Betta this previous Friday because I was so horrified that this beautiful and active fish was stuck in a tiny and dirty cup. (I went for dog food, came back with a fish. I forgot the dog food). He's a beautiful Delta Tail boy, named Orwell. My aquarium for him had...
  15. Betta Fish Care
    I just have the one Betta. I broke off a piece of frozen Blood Worms but this still seems like too much. I also read online that you shouldn't give them Blood worms very often. Is that true? I don't want to hurt my baby.
  16. Betta Chat
    Hi all! I haven't been on the forum since around spring, after I lost my lovely crowntail, King, to illness. He had cut/scraped gills and he didn't recover. I still have his tank and his travel tank for when I go home over winter break (I'm in college). I'm scared that I'm going to lose my new...
  17. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Im worried that Ich could have spread from one tank to another. To start off, I have thermometers and heaters in all of my betta's tanks but two of them don't always seem to be completely accurate. Since the climate is very fickle where I live, I check the tanks twice daily with a more...
  18. Other Fish
    I originally posted this under "betta care" but haven't gotten any answers or advice, so I'm reposting here because it seems to be the more appropriate section. Hi everyone!! :) So I've had my Betta fish Dory for about a year now. We started out with a .5 gallon tank, which quickly became a...
  19. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I'm brand new to the forum and betta fish in general, but I have been treating my friend's VT betta fish, Mo, for a few weeks now, and I could use some advice. He developed some new problems in just a few days time recently and I am at a loss as to how to help him out. Mo has had what appears...
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