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  1. Betta Fish Care
    I don't know what is wrong with my fish! Me and my boyfriend moved him to a five gallon tank Saturday. These last three days he has been on the bottom of the tank like this. His mouth is opening and closing and his gills are doing the same. I heard those might be behaviors caused my ammonia...
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello! I recently got a Koi betta about a month ago and he is a beautiful orange/blue/red color! He is currently my profile picture. However, recently, between Feb 19-Feb 28 his body has been turning black and I am unsure what I am witnessing. I know that there is a thing such as marbling that...
  3. Breeding Betta Fish
    Hey everyone, I have a few questions as a very new betta fish owner/breeder. A few days ago I tried pairing two betta fish and it was going well, or so I thought. The tank was too small, roughly 1L maybe, and it was going very well, I had a female betta in a cut out water bottle placed in the...
  4. Betta Fish Care
    Hi, I wish some can give me advice or share experience in successfully treating sick bettas. I kept a lot of betta splendens without any success keeping them long enough. My longest one lasted about 2years? I wished he lived longer (I did not see signs of getting too old). I just lost my...
  5. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    First Time Questionnaire Housing: TopFin Engage Tank How many gallons is your tank? 5 Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 79 degrees F Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Yes, an air stone Does your Betta have tank mates...
  6. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Here are my answers to the form at the beginning. Please don't crucify me too hard on a few things that I don't know, just getting into this... Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 5 Gallons Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater...
  7. 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’•
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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.
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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