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  1. Betta Fish Urgency

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My Betta fish, Pearl, is 9 months old from the time I purchased her as a baby betta. I've been looking at her recently and she's developed a dark red color on her gills and her eyes are a little bit more red, and she has a small white bump under her body between her bottom two fins. I recently...
  2. Newbie betta help! - Water conditioners

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi! I'm really interested in getting a betta and recently acquired a tank from a friend which is just under 2gallons. Ive been doing a lot of research and managed to find a filter, a heater and a light which im sure will work. My only confusion comes from cycling :-?. I am going to buy a...
  3. Red VT Male Betta, African Dwarf Frogs free to good home

    Betta Fish Marketplace
    Well, I tried to convince my parents to at least let me keep Rufio for college, but no luck :-(. So I ask anyone if they would like to take a spunky red VT betta. This is for giveaway, so aside from shipping he's free (and if you live in Maryland, I can bring any fish/frogs over to you at no...
  4. Health certificate?

    Betta Fish Marketplace
    Unfortunately, I need to give away Rufio before the month is up. From looking at laws for giving away my sister's snake, I found out that she would need a health certificate before going out. Have you ever needed to do that for a Betta fish? I can give away locally on Craigslist, but I really...
  5. Persistent Ich W/ Male Betta and ADF

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have had Ich in my tank for a month now. I have the tank heated to 84 degrees F and do 10 percent water changes weekly and it's gotten better. There are no white spots on my Betta (Rufio), but I still see parasites in my tank! I've also tried FungusCure, which is supposed to be a mild...
  6. help for a heater

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi, im currently living in Qatar. i have a bettafish since Dec. 21, 2014 only. he's living in a 2.5 gallon tank.. pls. give me information where to buy, from an online store.. tank accessories like a small heater, small filter, fish foods.. i dont have a credit card or paypal.. but i can pay...
  7. Towson University Pet Policy

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I was looking at the pet policy for Toson University and they say that fish are allowed in their residence halls as long as they don't have electrical equipment. I assume this means no heaters or filters. I don't like this policy, but it's a good school and cheap, too. I don't want to leave...
  8. Tank schedules

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello, new betta owner here. I just made a schedule for my 10 gallon betta/ADF/snail tank. Kinda proud of it, so I'll post it here. If anyone wants to show theirs as well, that would be great.
  9. HELP!!! Are My Betta's Fins Torn?!?!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi there I'm pretty new to betta fish keeping and I have had a male betta for about three months now. I've been looking closely at him lately, and I think he has torn fins!!!:oops:He lives in a 1/2 gallon tank (I know it's small I'm going to get a new one for him soon) with gravel, rocks, 2...
  10. Swim bladder disease

    Betta Fish Care
    SWIM BLADDER DISEASE Swim bladder disease is not contagious, and can be caused by many things, usually overfeeding. The Swim Bladder is an organ located near its back. It helps the Betta to swim properly. Your Betta may have gotten Swim Bladder Disease if you dropped him/her or handled too...
  11. Air Pump?

    Betta Fish Care
    I have a 5 gallon tank with a heater and filter. I was wondering if betta's need air? do I need to get an air pump? I have heard that they breathe from the top of the water, but I am not sure if that is correct. I want to create a good environment for my betta so please let me know your...
  12. Am i making a big deal out of nothing? HELP!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I bought a blue male betta fish that i named blueberry, from pet smart about a month ago and up until the past 2 weeks he has been acting a little strange , i didn't think anything of it until today, so i started to research. he has been looking a little bloated (not extremely but its...
  13. Black specks on pectoral fin

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone I have a problem with my little betta Sushi. I have had him for 2 months now and originally adopted him from Walmart sick. I have been treating him for fin rot and anything else with Maracyn Plus Antibacteria for 3 weeks now. Around a week ago I noticed a black speck on one of his...
  14. Questions about my new Betta

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi! I'm new to this website, but this isn't my first Betta. However, it has been a while since I've had one, so I have some questions. First, I'll tell you a little bit about him, I got him four days ago as an early birthday present from my aunt, he's a purple, pink and blue crowntail and he...
  15. Betta Fish Deserve Better...

    Betta Chat
    So I was walking out of summer school (extra activities) and I noticed the science classes where holding betta fish containers. Yes, you read me, betta fish containers. Now, imagine probably about 150 kids in 100 degree heat trying to get to places all at once. This is what those betta fish were...
  16. Betta's in a vase?

    Betta Fish Care
    A betta should not be kept in a vase with a plant in it if you do not intend to feed it, the betta cannot survive on plant roots & the plant cannot efficiently filter the water. While a plant may cut...
  17. What to do i f your Betta has swimmers bladder

    Betta Fish Care
    If your Betta has swimmer's bladder lying on it's side or on the bottom of the tank feed him some live brian shrimp for a week it should do the trick.
  18. What do you feed your Betta fish?

    Betta Fish Care
    Betta's should be fed once or twice a day with fish flakes or pellets, not too much else they get constipated with swimmers bladder.
  19. How often do you clean your Betta fish tank??

    Betta Fish Care
    Don't change your betta to often. For one gallon of water, change once a week, 2 gallons, every two weeks, 3 gallons, every 3 weeks & so on.
  20. How big is your Betta fish tank?

    Betta Chat
    Right now I have a 2 gallon tank for each betta fish.
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