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  1. Selective but excessive flaring

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello everybody I'm writing about my new betta Njord. I got him 2 weeks ago. He wasn't flaring at all since I got him (which is normal I guess since he's pretty young) but yesterday he started flaring for the first time. The only problem is he only flares when he sees me when my parents or...
  2. Quirky Behaviour

    Betta Chat
    Hey there! I'm relatively new to the whole Betta world -although I've had my Betta, Roscoe, for a year and a half now. Before he came to me he was my sister's fish but soon she was more into boys than caring for such a delicate little fish so she gave him over to me in quite poor condition (fin...
  3. betta survived severe fin rot. one fin not regrowing. what now?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi there, My betta fish (Bill) went for a holiday (to a friend) over christmas. When we bought him home again he developed fin rot (we think due to stress). We treated with pimafix and he developed swim bladder disorder so we swapped to bettafix. Following this his symptoms began to improve and...
  4. Is this normal behaviour?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I'm new to this forum and also new to Betta fish keeping so would really appreciate some help at the moment! I recently bought my first betta fish home, I've had him for just over a week now. He is kept in a 40l tank with filter and heater (78degrees). He has no tankmates, it's just him on...
  5. Strange behaviour or betta just being a dork? help!

    Betta Fish Care
    I got my half moon betta, jean, two days ago and today i noticed he would purposely stick the side of his face (near his gills)to the rocks at the bottom and when the rock and his face touches, he would suddenly swim away like it shocked him or something! :-( he doesn't rub his face on the rocks...
  6. Is this normal behavior for my betta?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hey! So I got my betta about a week ago now, I'm new to keeping fish so I'm probably worrying over nothing, but I like to be sure. So My betta, King Jeeves, tends to mostly hand around the front of his tank and sometimes push a little against the glass and stuff. This is new over the past...
  7. Will my Betta recover from such an injury?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies I posted this question on yahoo answers but no one has replied, I was hoping someone here could help me. Please help me and my Betta! Will my Betta recover??
  8. Regular Betta Behaviour?

    Betta Fish Care
    I've had my betta fish for two weeks now. He seems to be incredibly happy and healthy so far. I've noticed that he often swims towards the side of his bowl and flaps his fins really fast, almost like he's trying to swim out of his bowl. I'm wondering if this is normal, because I've read about...
  9. Mystery Snail with my betta didn't work

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    I noticed algae building up in my 2.5 gal tank that had only been housing Cheech, my male betta. I thought i'd pop down to my local Petsmart and ask about a snail. The guy working there says that one single mystery snail would be fine, and it wouldn't multiply or anything. He also said that my...
  10. Public Service Announcement - DON'T try this at home.

    Betta Fish Care
    Alright, so you know those texting gloves, right? The stretchy finger gloves with the meshy stuff at the fingertips? Well the fingertips have a material in them that allows the transfer of heat and electrochemical transfer to use the touch screen on a phone, ipod, etc. Thing is, for some reason...
  11. So... Is this "normal" behaviour? xD

    Betta Fish Care
    So Tiny Tina/Gay Tony is a spaz. Pure and simply is just an absolute spaz. Thing is the behaviour seems so abnormal. See, he/she is very sedate most of the time. Loves sitting on the rocks and exploring the tank, and hiding behind stuff... That is until... HE/SHE SEES SOMEONE'S FACE. Not even...
  12. He's acting... weird

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    This morning he got his fins caught in the intake tube cage thing of an HOB filter. He's been wrapping his fins around the filter and dashing off like it was a game for him for a few days and was just acting in general weird. So now his tail fin is shredded on the end and I removed the HOB...
  13. Weird behaviour when female ready to mate?

    Betta Fish Care
    So starting yesterday my female betta, Cass, has been acting weird. She usually explores her tank with gust, going all the way to the bottom, in and around her plants, doing her fishy thing. She also always comes to the glass and sort of "dances" for me whenever I'm nearby. But now she slowly...
  14. My little Beta

    Betta Fish Care
    Rite my beta is gawjus, and your gunna hate where I keep him but i keep him in a litre vase (something i saw in legal eagles? seafood or something) anyway he seems content he dots about up and down and around and likes to wriggle in between the plant i have in there. I'd say at day 4 we have a...