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  1. Bearded Female

    Betta Chat
    Hello! A couple days ago I bought a tiny little, very healthy CT female from PetCo. She must have just arrived, as she is vibrant, active, and ate on day one. Yay! Out of curiosity, I held up my handheld mirror to see how she would respond. Sure enough, she flared at it and a tiny red beard...
  2. grey beard

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    The last time i saw my aunts fish it was just dark blue, but it seems to have grown a grey beard? You can see the scale pattern through the veard, it isnt fuzzy but seems odd that part of him would randomly turn grey. Bacterial, fungal, just change, deadly?
  3. Bulge on throat

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing Tank size: 6.6 gallons (Petco Bookshelf Aquarium) Temperature: 79*F maintained by a 25w Elite Filtration & Aeration: ATI Hydro Sponge filter (for 7 gallons) run by a Marina air pump. Tank mates: None. Plants: Several sprigs of anacharis and a banana plant. Food I usually feed her...
  4. Female Betta's and Beards?

    Betta Fish Care
    Female Bettas and Beards? So I know female betta's arent supposed to have beard but I do have a female that has a little one. I know it's female since I've seen her get eggy and she works well in a sororiety regardless of how big she is. (I think she might be a female king) I only had 3...
  5. "Gill cover" issues (pic)

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I had gotten a white looking male a week or so ago, and noticed more so when I got home with him that his gill cover on his face, or operculum, around the beard area, on his left side is half missing. I can see the redness of gill tissue underneath. His right side looks normal, but this left...
  6. new betta fish acting weird?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello, I got a betta about a week ago as a gift. I have been feeding him one (or two) pellets a day twice a day and plan on changing his water about once every week. It is almost time to change his water again. When I got him, he was pretty calm. He would just swim around, hide out for a little...