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  1. Finless Friends
    Today I went to the pet store in my local area ( a private reputable pet store not a national chain) and told them I have a male betta and that he is in a 2.5 gallon aquarium (not a bowl) and that I was wondering if there was anything that could live in this tank with him as a community. They...
  2. Betta Fish Care
    Everytime I go to my LFS, I can't help but check out the new bettas. Usually I'm disappointed, I'm always saddened--but I finally found a male that spoke to me~~~ So, anyway, because yellow and dark blue are my favorite colors together, natually I love the MG coloring. Yellow and dark blue are...
  3. Betta Chat
    well now I have! I'm sitting on my couch watching my big boy Ronnie make a bubble nest as I type this. I managed to get a crappy video and I posted it on instagram. I got as close as I could but everything I tried to go closer he would swim away. Check out the video :) (oh and follow me for...
  4. Betta Chat
    I got a male betta a few days ago and I'm keeping him in a 2 gallon tank for now. (will upgrade soon) Anyway, he seems healthy and has been eating, but I noticed a change in behavior today after adding a filter as well as a cory catfish to the tank. A couple hours later, the betta began swimming...
  5. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hey guys. I just noticed that a bridge in my Bettas tank has developed a white, almost invisible white fuzz. I tried vacuuming it up, but it wouldn't budge. My betta isn't acting any different then he normally does. Any idea to what this is and if it is harmful?
  6. Betta Fish Care
    I recently started to feed my bettas each 3 pellets by finger every day and now whenever I clean the tank they nip and swim around my arm. Is this normal? I don't mind one nipping at me but all 5 at once is a little much. I'm just wondering is this normal? Are they doing this because they are...
  7. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello everyone! I have been having issues with my new betta for the last month and a half, (I have had him for 2 months lol) and finally need to ask for help. At first he was doing great and I had him in a aerated filtered 1.5L tank that was meant for betta or guppies, and he seemed to love...
  8. Betta Chat
    Little Mojo thinks that his reflection is actually another male betta, Lol! Check it out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAs6_qekbbw
  9. Betta Fish Compatibility
    I have a normal passive betta that would hardly flare at anything but loved to play and be active. Recently I got a larger tank with 5 fish and a snail(ten gallons) there is a common pleco that is about 2 inches long a kissing fish and three fish that have whiskers(forgot the name of the...
  10. Betta Fish Care
    Hi i have a betta fish who doesnt move much he just lays at the bottom of the tank but when i put food in he swims really fast to get it and then sinks back down to the bottom of the tank. i just moved him today to a 10 gallon tank with a filter and heater but he use to live in a 1 gallon tank...
  11. Betta Fish Compatibility
    Hey, I'm kinda new here and since I'm getting a ten gallon tank this weekend (along with a filter, heater, air pump, and some stuff), I was wondering if a male betta, an apple snail, and possibly four oto fish could live in a ten gallon tank. I would also like to know if the oto fish could harm...
  12. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hey Guys! Just about an hour ago I moved my betta from a half gallon to a five gallon, and he is going nuts! He just swims around like his tail's on fire in circles around the tank, stopping at points to wiggle back and forth. The temperature I don't think has changed a whole lot, but I do...
  13. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello everyone, I've used this forum in the past so religiously and it's done wonderful things to help me out. Unfortunately, I'm running into some problems with my little buddies and I haven't been able to find much that's helpful to our specific predicament. I have four betta fish. The...
  14. Betta Fish Care
    I've noticed that 75% of the time when my little guy Hewie randomly puffs up and starts swimming around like a spaz, he goes potty. Is this normal? Is that his way of "pushing"? Lol He is not constipated because he does go and you see it sinking to the bottom. I feed him about 5 - 7 pellets a...
  15. Betta Fish Care
    Hi! I have some questions concerning my betta fish's behavior after changing his tank for the first time today: I am extremely worried about my betta fish. So, I got him last week, and he is a very happy/active fish. Today, I changed his tank for the first time. I put him in the cup he came in...
  16. Betta Fish Care
    So after carefully researching and planning it out for weeks I got two snails for Babydoll's 2.5g tank and four glofish for Jack's 10g tank. Well, Jack pecked the "green" glofish to death and Babydoll destroyed both the snails. So my set-up at the moment is: Jack is in Babydoll's 2.5 Babydoll...
  17. Betta Pictures
    Hi! I just got a Betta fish yesterday and I already love him! I never knew that fish could have such personality! I'm not exactly an expert on types of Betta fish so I was wondering if someone could tell me exactly what kind of fish I have? I got him at WalMart (I know, not exactly the best...
  18. Betta Chat
    so, i have a female VT betta and a male VT betta. and im pretty sure that my male, Nahh, is about th pickiest lil bugger in th world! when i first got him, i found out he wouldnt eat flakes. no big deal, lots of bettas wont, right? luckily, i also bought the pellets, and he loves them. but i...
  19. Betta Fish Care
    Hello, Sorry this will be a long thread but I really need another opinion on the matter of my Betta fish. A bit of background : I have a large tank with: 3 Mollys, 4 Guppys, 2 Loaches, 4 Cardinals, 1 baby Molly I also have a nice big plant that keeps growing and all my fish seem really...
  20. Betta Fish Compatibility
    Me and my roommate have recently bought a 29 gallon fish tank. We have had it for about a month now and i would consider ourselves still pretty amateur, we dont know too much about this stuff yet. However we do have our male betta living with a community of 20+ fish and everyone gets along...
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