Betta Fish Forum banner

betta care

  1. Can I get some honest opinions on my tank?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello, I just joined today, and I'm a new betta owner. I've had Pavo (my betta) for a week now, and he's doing really well. This is my tank so far, and I would really appreciate honest opinions on how to improveđź’•
  2. Is Plouf doing okay?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, I just discovered this community as I was looking for information on common Betta fish diseases. Happy to be a part of it! Plouf is my first Betta fish, a twin-tail halfmoon male that I adopted in January. He's been fairly lethargic today, and scared us this morning as he was curled up...
  3. Help I don't know what is wrong with my betta!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Please please help I have no idea what is hanging off the ends of my betta's fins. It started as a little piece of white fuzz that he shook off into the water. It looked like some type of fungus to me so I've been cleaning his tank super often and putting aquarium salt in his tank to try and...
  4. Small Bump Near Betta Tail

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello! I am incredibly new to the betta fish community, but I have learned a lot in this short amount of time, I have a basic understanding of the nitrogen cycle, tank standards, plants, tank cleaning, diseases and infections etc. I bought my betta and I noticed it has always had a small bump on...
  5. Can bettas be stressed by too much room or a sudden increase in space?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have two bettas in a ten gallon divided tank, they used to be in a divided 5 gallon tank but that didn't seem nearly big enough to me, so I upped it. My male is in heaven, he's never seemed happier. My female on the other hand... She seems frantic and well, the only way I can think to describe...
  6. Blood Worms - How many? How often? Please Help

    Betta Fish Care
    I just have the one Betta. I broke off a piece of frozen Blood Worms but this still seems like too much. I also read online that you shouldn't give them Blood worms very often. Is that true? I don't want to hurt my baby.
  7. Hurricane Irma headed my way

    Betta Fish Care
    I live on the west coast of Florida (near Tampa). Irma seems to be coming my way, unfortunately this was not expected for where I live. I know I will have power outages and I have a betta fish that I care for a lot! He is in a 10 gallon, heated/filtered tank. We may have to leave and go to a...
  8. Huge growth on Betta's side, please help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone, I've had my male betta, Finn, for a year now and have had no problems until a few months ago when the tank I kept it in (3 gal) started growing algae. I tried deep cleaning, doing water changes, and using algae treatment to make it stop but it kept growing back, but I had to move...
  9. 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...
  10. Malaysian Driftwood Questions

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I'm debating on whether to get Malaysian driftwood for my 10g tank for my betta fish. The driftwood I'm planning on buying is called Zilla Malaysian driftwood and it seems to be the right size for my tank. I don't mind the tannins and the stain it will leave on the water. I've heard some stuff...
  11. Bloated belly when stressed?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Roscoe only just started doing this two days ago and it usually happens right after he's flared at his reflection in the tank glass (which is rarely ever). He practically became a Betta beach ball. He swims around okay, is slightly lethargic, continues to be greedy for food and his fins stay...
  12. Im just about ready to flush it!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Listen up all you Betta officianados! Captain Frustration here, looking for a Medical Consultation on my Betta splendens. First off this is a beautiful fish, veil tail, beautiful solid uniform crimson color. Beautiful. Here's the problem. First of all I had no idea how finicky these fish...
  13. Betta keeps spitting out food

    Betta Fish Care
    So my male betta won't eat! I drop in 2 pellets every morning and he used to eat it all everyday, but suddenly, he just stopped eating. I dropped in 1 pellet, he swam towards it, ate it and after chewing/trying to swallow it, he spit it right back out! I did the same the next day and the same...
  14. What am I doing wrong with my Betta fish???

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello everybody, I've been trying to keep Bettas for many years now. Unfortunately, I don't seem to have much luck with it, as most of my fish get ill and die within 3-4 months. A couple of them died (in my opinion) of dropsy, as they had swollen bellies and raised scales. And all of...
  15. Water changes for a planted 4g

    Betta Fish Care
    So my betta lives with about a dozen little mystery snails in a heavily planted 4 gallon. (Java fern, philodendron, anacharis, merimo) I had the snails for a few weeks before I got Pascal, and I was doing weekly 25 percent water changes. (I assumed this was okay for the snails because none of...
  16. Which betta is least susceptible to health issues?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hey everyone, I'll be getting a new betta in a few days now, and I was wondering which type is hardiest against diseases/has the least genetic problems? For instance, I heard that halfmoons are big tail biters, pure red bettas in general are super inbred, and doubletails have short bodies and...
  17. Multicolored or KOI Female Betta?

    Betta Chat
    I bought this girl from the Pet store a couple of weeks ago. She was greyish/whitish. Now look at her! Does anyone know what this color is called?
  18. Common Betta Care

    Betta Fish Care
    I just have a few questions that I would like answered here, and would rather not have to scour the Internet for opposing answers. My tanks are not small, but they are not massive, either. I do not have the measures, because I have been sick, and do not want to stress them out or risk dropping...
  19. Cycling New Tank

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello, I recently bought a new betta bowl as well as a few plants and gravel and all that. I used a dechlorinator as well as Tetra SafeStart on my new bowl and let it sit for about a week and a half before getting my betta. I finally got my betta and introduced him to his new bowl, but after...
  20. 5.5 gallon for a betta? yes or no?

    Betta Fish Care
    Okay when i first started my fish addiction I had a 10 gallon tank with my betta and some corydoras, later on my betta got sick, so i sold my 10 gallon tank and bought a 20 gallon tank which now is housing 2 juvenile angel fish and 6 corydoras and I have my betta separately in a 2.5 gallon QT...
Top