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  1. HELP - I'm not sure whats wrong with my betta

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi guys, I have a bumblebee male beta fish I got back in November at a Petco. Things have been great honestly so far, I keep him in a 5-gallon tank with a single ghost shrimp and they have had no problems getting along, and like I said there have been no issues until now. I moved, and when I...
  2. Beta fish eating issue? Please help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    One of my female betas has been having some really alarming eating problems lately. When she tries to eat, she can never seem to get any food, it always just bounces away from her mouth. As soon as she starts trying to eat, her gills flare out drastically and seem to get stuck that way. It's not...
  3. Sleeping beta?

    Betta Fish Care
    Does anyone else have a fish that sleep on the bottom of the tank, on their stomach? Ive had my beta for a few months and hes in great health and very active during the day. When i turn the lights out at night, he goes to sleep and settles on the bottom to do so. If i turn the lights back on he...
  4. Poland springs water?

    Betta Fish Care
    I was wondering if Poland springs water is something that is safe for a beta fish. And if so, would it have to be treated with conditioner? I currently have a beta fish in treated tap water, but am going home for winter break and got him a vacation home (new filtered, heated tank to bring him...
  5. the male betta wouldnt stop bullying the female betta

    Betta Chat
    the male betta in my friends 18 liter tank is bullying their female ... BADLY ... is there anything they can do to prevent this or do the pair have to be separated into different tanks, i know aggression is bad in bettas but this male is extremely bad
  6. HELP! Sick beta!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've had my male beta for a few months. He is in a tank with a filter and a heater. The past few days he's been very lethargic and has a faded color. He used to be fire engine red with shiny spots. Now he's more dark red and less shine. He's been hanging in the bottom corners of the tank and...
  7. Feelin Down.

    Betta Chat
    Hey everyone! I am moving to a condo in Chicago! Now while that is good news, and I am very happy and greatfull to be in a place with a roof top pool 8-) I am staying in a hotel with my parents till monday and we move in! However, I did not want Daryl to be stressed out so I gave him to my...
  8. Berra with great pond snail?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    So I have a 3 gal marineland tank with a hidden filter in the back. I have 3 fake plants, gavel, a heater that keeps the tank around 79, and 1 male betta that's like 1.5 inches long (got him 3 weeks ago). I want to put a great pond snail in with him and I wonder if it will work and what I have...
  9. Need help with diagnosing Beta

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 1 gallon What temperature is your tank? 74 Does your tank have a filter? No Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Yes, air bubbler Is your tank heated? No What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None Food What type of food do you...
  10. Clamped fins and white dot

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, First off thank you all for the great posts, they really help. Second, Sorry for the extremely long post but no other way around it :-p I had this one 4 days ago and I'm at my wits' end as to what to do next, since I don't know what caused his illness I can't decide my next move so here...
  11. Betta is sick?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello, I have had my betta since October, and just last week he started acting very strangely. He is extremely skiddish, and dashes to the bottom of the cage whenever someone approaches his tank. This is unusual for him, as he is usually pretty social. He also stopped eating around the same...
  12. What is going on w/ my beta!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Buford hasn't eaten anything in 4 days, his color is fading on his sides, he barely moves, he stays at the top of the tank, he seems to be dying. He is about 4 yrs old and I can only guess that he's dying because he's old? I thought he was sick at first so I went and got betacure b/c I thought...
  13. Betta baby with other fry?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    Okay, so I currently have 7 fry: 5 platies, and 2 mollies. I saw some baby bettas at the pet store, and am interested in raising one to put in the 25 gallon tank I will be getting soon. So, here's the question. My fry are about 3 weeks old. If I put a baby betta in with them, would he be large...
  14. Household items for beta

    Betta Fish Care
    Hey everyone! Im just curious and wanting to know if there were any household items I could use to let my beta play with as a toy. I just don't want him to be bored!
  15. Please help - Rittz

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So, I've had this little baby beta since the 5th of April, and he/she's been wonderful. But, I just recently divided his 10 gallon tank into two compartments because I fell in love with a really pretty, blue butterfly beta, and so now those are the only two fish in the tank. I don't know what...
  16. Disappointed in Petsmart

    Betta Fish Care
    I am new to having beta fish and having an aquarium. After getting my two Betta fish and putting them in a 2.5 gallon tank, I did my research. Contrary to what the Petsmart fish representative have informed me, I learned from researching: 1. No fish should be put in a 2.5 gallon tank - I knew...
  17. Help my sick beta!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Within the last day my beta fish has been: -lying on the bottom of the tank -appearing to "breathe heavily" -becoming skittish when the lid opens -floating with his tail up and head on the bottom of the tank floor. I was talking to a friend who knows fish and I sent her a photo of him now. I...
  18. Please help!!!

    Betta Chat
    My Beta fish Sharky is acting very very strange!!! :cry::cry::cry::cry: I have had sharky for about a month, I love him very much, I just cleaned his tank, allowed in to sit with my heater in it for about an hour so it was the absalute perfect teprature like always, It was also time for...
  19. Additional Betas?

    Betta Chat
    Gill has two new girlfriends, they're a little bit smaller than him. How do I go about putting them all in the same tank? He's a curious little man but not aggressive, should I wait a little? And can someone tell me about the process of breeding?
  20. help! our oscar is sick:-(

    Betta Fish Care
    We bought our male beta(oscar) a few months ago. Hes beautiful blue and green color. Two days ago i noticed he was lathargic and his colors are not as bright as usual. I imediately did a water change since it had been 4 days since his last change. Today he looks like hes turning black. Ive read...
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