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  1. Betta Fish Care
    I have had my betta (large plakat male) for about 1 year. He started in a 3 gallon planted tank, and a few months ago he upgraded to a planted 10 gallon. He often "swam laps" in the smaller tank, and continued to do that to some degree in the larger tank. In the past few weeks, though, he seems...
  2. Other Fish
    Hi, I acquired some guppy fry about 2 months ago from a coworker's daughter (she bought guppies without being aware that they are prolific breeders, haha), and now they are almost adults. Maybe about another month or so until they are mature, so right now they are "teenage" fish. I ended up...
  3. Betta Fish Care
    Is there a way to correct fish behavior? I recently caught my fish going into the filter twice now and I don't want him to get hurt. The filter does not have a harsh current or anything, its a tetra whisper filter. I just caught him now doing this for the 2nd time and when I saw him, I tapped...
  4. Breeding Betta Fish
    So I wasn't sure where exactly to put this thread, But I'd imagine that breeders are the best people to ask about fry behavior. Things are going pretty well with my female half-moon. She's about two months old and couldn't be sexed at all when I got her. (I still can't be 100% sure about...
  5. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I did try to get an answer to this through reading stickies and other forum posts and doing forum word searches, but didn't find what I'm looking for. I'm starting with 1) what started this, 2) the change in tank conditions, and then 3) list the requested specs as they are right now: 1)...
  6. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I am new to this website and up until this point I've just been an observer, but I'm hoping some of you could give me insight into my particular situation. I got a betta fish today. He's a butterfly betta and I initially found his coloring to be very beautiful. When I brought him home, as...
  7. Betta Chat
    All bettas have their own quirks, I'm curious to know yours. Omicron flares whenever I open my laptop on my desk, in front of his tank. He'll flare at it the entire time I have it open, pacing in the front. I'm guessing the dark cover of the laptop makes it possible for him to see his...
  8. Betta Fish Care
    So, I brought home a new betta to my previously cycled tank last week. He seemed stressed by my filter, so I baffled it, and now he swims about a lot more, but I noticed that he floats vertically in the top corner of the tank a lot (seems lazy? Idk.) with his fins semi-flared, he looks kind of...
  9. Betta Fish Care
    Hello, I just got back home from vacation for a week and my neighbor took very good care of my betta fish until I got home. I came back on Friday, and just yesterday I noticed that my fish was sitting at the bottom of his bowl, and as soon as I crouched down to look at him, he darted up very...
  10. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Recently I went to Petco (2 days ago) and fell in love with a black/purple crowntail. He is literally gorgeous. Long story short, I brought him home and despite the warning signs of flashing and extreme agitation I put him in my planted 5 gallon tank. I checked on him yesterday and I could see...
  11. Betta Chat
    Hello, This is my first betta fish and I'm not too familiar yet with their habits and behavior. I took a short video, and I attached it with a link (I hope it works). My betta fish for the most part is pretty active and everything, but sometimes when I walk up to the bowl and look at him, he...
  12. Betta Fish Care
    I got a new betta about 3 weeks ago. He lives in a 5.5 gal with filtration and heat, well planted with plenty of caves, stones, and branches. He lives with 3 ghost shrimp, 2 nerite snails, an assassin snail and a small population of pest snails (kept under control by the assassin). He seemed...
  13. Betta Fish Care
    Is it strange for male bettas to "dive" when they are exercising in the mirror? Mine will swim up, pause and dive down when he is fighting his mirror doppelganger
  14. Betta Fish Care
    Dear all, I've had my betta for a month... and he is really, really active! He not only follows my finger (if I wave it), but he also follows my face, general movements, and so on. If I place my finger on the glass, he bumps into it or shakes his head. If I sit near him, he immediately comes up...
  15. Betta Fish Care
    I am worried that my new betta, Obbie, will hurt himself. After doing my first water change with Obbie, he has become fixated on his area around his filter. I think he is able to see the reflection of himself there because he keeps flaring at the glass. I turned off the light to hopefully cut...
  16. Betta Fish Care
    Hey everyone! I just got my vailtail male Betta today and his name is Charming (there's a Cinderella in his tank. Get it? Prince Charming?). The little guy seemed pretty active while I was following the steps that the petco gave me to introduce him to his tank, but now he seems pretty inactive...
  17. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 1 1/2 gallons What temperature is your tank? 82°F Does your tank have a filter? I had to remove it. I own a Whisper Filter for 1-3 gallon tanks, but the current was still too strong for my fish. I plan to get a bigger tank on Christmas day so that maybe the...
  18. Betta Fish Care
    So my betta likes to flare at almost anything that moves... the towel on his tank, me when I walk into the room or by his tank, his food, when I turn the lights off he flares at the wall, my phone, and even just randomly when he's swimming like he saw something. Is it normal for them to do...
  19. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello everyone! I have googled everything and even posted on Yahoo Answers to see if someone could help me but, I have failed. I'm sure I can get much better help here with people who genuinely care about these fish! So here is the story. I got my Betta at a Care-a-Lot pet store here in...
  20. Betta Fish Care
    My betta fish gets fed twice a day- when I wake up and when I go to bed. Every time I walk into the room he swims up to the feeding hole and swims in zigzags until I feed him again, I swear he is never full! I don't know what to do, because I don't want to overfeed him but I don't want him to be...
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