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  1. Am I doing the right thing?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So I got a new betta after my old one died, and I noticed on my heater there was a little bit of fungus that I missed! I immediately took it out, scrubbed it off with the hottest water I could stand and have it sitting in some salt water. As of right now, I have Epsilon (the new betta) sitting...
  2. please help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I just bought my dumbo halfmoon betta about two weeks ago. He had been doing fine until a few days ago when I noticed he was starting to lose his color. When I bought him, he didn't have any color but the woman who was helping me pick a fish said that was because he was young. I took him home...
  3. Potential Fin Rot?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey everyone, I brought this Betta fish yesterday from a local pet store, however I'm worried about what looks like either a fin tear or potential fish rot. :-( It is summer currently in Australia so the temperature in the tank fluctuates. (Usually between the lowest being 69.8 and the highest...
  4. Help! My beta is turning black!

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello! My name is Caytie and I have a betta, who I love! His name is Friend (I know. Original.) and I have had him for 7 or 8 months. And I am struggling. Heres whats going on. I got Friend on a whim at Petsmart. He is a male halfmoon betta. He was a pink white, and has turned more pink then...
  5. Hole in Betta's Tail

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I recently bought my first Betta fish and I am very unexperienced. He was living in a small bowl for about 2 weeks with no filtration or heater (the lady at the pet store told me this was ok) then, I learned how cruel it is and got him a 5.5 gallon tank with a heater and filter. However, on his...
  6. Betta fish's fins turning black?! Help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, a while ago I purchased a yellow veiltail betta fish. The first picture is what he looked like when I first got him. Since then I've placed him in a five gallon tank with a heater, filter, plants, hiding places, and a few ghost shrimp. But the tips of his fins are gradually getting...
  7. Betta discoloration?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello! Trying to figure out what's up with this guy. Had him for a few weeks, was a very vibrant red when I got him and now has obvious discoloration-- an almost tannish color. Perfectly happy fish, one of the most fun bettas I've had. 2.5 gallon tank, eats frozen bloodworms. Attached is a...
  8. Fin Feedback - Normal or Not?

    Betta Fish Care
    I recently bought a half-moon betta for my office. My assistant and I are "co-parenting" him lol. We've named him Arty and we are very attached. We got him on 4/29/14 from Petsmart. Have him in a 2.5 gallon aquarium with a moss ball and some artificial plants. Feed him betta bits and...
  9. Help! Torn fins!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I recently got a new male halfmoon betta from Petco named Nacho. When I got home, I put him in a separated tank along with my other fish, Calvin.(BTW Calvin is a female betta) When i came back to check on them about 3 hours later, Nacho had nibbled off most of Calvin's fins. I now have Calvin in...
  10. Betta's and Fire Alarms o_o

    Betta Fish Care
    Hai hai everyone in the wonderful betta fish community! Sadly an unexpected event has unfolded in my dorm building late Sunday night. Me and my roommate were straightening our hair and watching tv. We both adopted a betta from the walmart close by Sushi (mine) and Squirt (hers). Well someone...
  11. Tannin Power!

    Betta Fish Care
    So, I've been reading about tannins and they sound like a really nice way to make your fishy's environment more calm and natural feeling for them. I've read a few things online and was wondering if anybody knew about these... *Using green tea to get the tannin *Using Oak Leaf to get the tannin...
  12. Deprssed Betta??

    Betta Fish Care
    Okay so my friend has betta in a one gallon tank with glass pebbles and a plant and she treats the water when she cleans it (once a week) and everything is good and perfect for a Betta. But hes all depressed and does not move or anything...what should she do? also he is a red/brown color...how...
  13. Could you help? Potential eye issues

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I gave Desmoda a 40% water change today and a second dose of Jungle Fungal Clear to his tank to help him heal up his fins, and I think it's working! I don't see holes in his tail fin anymore, but I can't tell for sure if it healed or just became the split that I see and had seen when I first got...
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