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  1. Breeding Beginner.. Galaxy Koi and Mustard Gas genetics questions!

    Breeding Betta Fish
    Hi all! I'm new to breeding betta, so I have been trying to look up my questions about genetics but could use some more answers. I have 2 pairs of betta that I'm breeding... 1. King Galaxy Koi Male & Delta Galaxy Koi Female 2. Mustard Gas Rosetail Male & Mustard Gas (I think) Plakat Female I've...
  2. Will receive my first betta soon! Do you have any tips?

    Betta Fish Care
    I just joined this forum and it looks awesome, as I said in the title I will be getting my first betta fish and betta fish tank! I know that bettas should have a minimum tank space of 2 gallons, do you think I should invest in a more expensive 5 gallon aquarium or a cheaper 2.5? Another question...
  3. New Betta Mom Here

    Meet the Betta Keepers
    Hi there! I'm brand new to fishkeeping and for my first fish I got a betta, Fiji! He's kept in a 5 gal tank with two java ferns, a moss ball, and a golden mystery snail friend: Eden. I'm super excited to learn more about fishkeeping and fish in general and get better at the hobby so one day I...
  4. Is it necessary to quarantine?

    Betta Fish Care
    I am getting a new betta soon and already have the tank cycled and ready to go. One thing that I am a little confused about, however, is the idea of quarantining the new fish. I’ve read many articles on the importance of quarantining, but they all site keeping the existing plants and animals in...
  5. Please help me. Velvet or worse? :(

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    A bit of background: I have a royal blue male betta named Sunny. My dad bought him on a whim someday (about 2 months ago), and had him kept in a tiny bowl. After a few weeks after being kept in there, my parents bought him a slightly bigger (double in size) bowl, but isn't even a half gallon. I...
  6. Concerning tail fin and tiny black spots

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 3.7 Does it have a filter? Yes-- Input too strong, put plastic mesh over Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 80* Fahrenheit Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? n/a Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? A...
  7. Bowl change questions (I am new)

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I just changed to a bigger bowl and I would like to know if the way it is set up is okay. I will add pictures for reference. One of my concerns/questions is his breathing. Now that the bowl is taller than the old one he has to swim higher to get air, is that normal/okay? Second question is, when...
  8. Please Help!!!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I'm going to save some time and tell you that I was NOT prepared in the way I should have been when I purchased my bettas. I used to have them as a kid, but I wasn't the one who really took care of them. I am a teacher, and I thought the fish would liven up the classroom. I made a lot of...
  9. Plants for Beginners

    Planted Betta Tanks
    So, I am going to Petsmart to pick up a new tank in about 1.5-2 hours and I would like to get some plants. I am thinking I will just get silk plants, but I may get real ones. What would you recommend for a beginner? I don't want to over plant either.
  10. Feeding question

    Betta Fish Care
    Yes, I've read the Betta Care sticky... I just want to make sure I'm doing the right thing...I really want this fish to live as long as possible because she is loved dearly by my 6 year old daughter. We have a female betta named Rose. She lives in a 3 gallon tank with filter and heater. She...
  11. new to fish care

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello! I'm new to fish care, as stated above. I had a betta named Percy who died recently of Ich, and i was wondering if anyone had any fish care tips to prevent my new fish from suffering the same fate as Percy. The thing is my dad keeps the house very cold, and I think thats what led to the...
  12. Betta Beginner in need of friendly advice!

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi guys, new to this website and a brand new betta owner! I just got my betta yesterday and I just had a couple questions: 1. How often should I do water changes? I did around 25%~ today 2. Should I be cleaning my filter at all? (It's a hang on filter) 3. I recently bought driftwood with an...
  13. Newbie About Guppies

    Other Fish
    After 1 year, my Betta died. He died two days ago. I want to own a guppy and put it in the tank of my deceased betta. I did 100% water change and put water conditioners. I'm planning on buying guppies tomorrow. Since I'm a beginner in guppies. Here are some questions I'd like to ask since there...
  14. Plant advice?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello! I'm still very new to fish keeping, but I wanted to get some plants to put in my betta's tank to help stabilize ammonia so I don't have to worry so much about poisoning my fish because of random spikes. He's back at college with my roommate for a couple of weeks, I hope I don't come back...
  15. This is the second fish to pass away on me :( I need advice.

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I'm feeling really hopeless you guys. I'm by no means an experienced Beta keeper, but this shouldn't be happening right? The deceased fish pictured is Cosmo, I got him from a specialty fish store Sunday. He was lethargic with clamped fins since several hours after I put him into his new tank and...
  16. Cheers from FL!

    Meet the Betta Keepers
    Hey guys :) Grateful to be a part of this Betta community forum now - I was recently given two Bettas a bit by surprise and while I've had a few panics, I think this kind of site can be really helpful, I'm excited! Good to meet you all
  17. Two Bettas, So Many Questions, Help Appreciated!! :)

    Betta Fish Care
    Hey guys! :) This is going to seem like a really long post but I would so so appreciate any advice and I promise I'll try to keep it brief(ish)! So I was recently given two Betta fish by surprise, one male and one (small) female. I've always been really interested in Bettas but unsure of how I...
  18. I need advice!

    Betta Fish Care
    I posted about a week ago about a friend of mine who kept a betta in a small barely 1/2 gallon "tank". Long story short, the betta died after I did a water change. I did talk to her about the proper care of bettas, getting a bigger tank and a heater, etc. This past weekend I was at her house...
  19. Beginner questions (for 5 gallon tank)

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    Hi everyone! I just made an account on this site hoping I can get some help and make some friends along the way. I bought a small male betta fish last week. I've never owned any fish before, so I've been heavily researching within this past week to make sure my betta is living well. (Jeb Jeb...
  20. Male or Female? Type??

    Betta Chat
    Hi. I am new to the Betta community and I have many questions about them! I got a Baby Betta from a friend who apparently bred too many of them. It was about 4 weeks old when I got it in December. Reading posts and threads, I know my Betta is not in the greatest condition (tank), but I have...