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  1. New Owner to a Betta Fish - Hello - and an ID question...

    Meet the Betta Keepers
    Hello, I'm a new member, just joined today.I just got my betta fish, Starbuck, yesterday. He's a very pretty fish but I don't know much more about him. This is not my first betta fish, as I did have a red veil tail years ago on my desk at work. Back then, I didn't know much and kept him in a...
  2. Ripped fin getting infected?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello all, I'm pretty sure this is fin rot, but before I medicate with AQ salt I wanted a second opinion. A few weeks ago my betta bit off about half his tail. A few days later the end got a little darker. Wondering if it's fin rot or just fin regrowth. Housing: How many gallons is your tank...
  3. Loss of fins, now turning black/navy, eaten alive by it.... What is this?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Nipped his fins just days after I owned him and added him to a 10 gallon heated tank. Never got better over the year I owned him, handed him to my other care taker thinking a cleaned tank will help his fins. Came back to the poor fish like this.... Waaaaay worse than I imagined. Can someone...
  4. Meet Genghis the Doubletailed Marble~

    Betta Pictures
    Hey folks! I've been a LONG time lover of Betta fish and aspiring breeder for recreation. I have been following these forums for a long time but haven't actually had the time to make myself an account to post with you bettalovers! I recently picked up this pretty boy at Petco (Though I was...
  5. Black discoloration.. Possible Fur Coat?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello. I am new to this website! I need your expertise on curing my male crowntail betta of what I'm suspecting is "Fur Coat Syndrome". Or velvet? I am in the process of getting him a heated and better filtered tank in the near future. I think it's Fur Coat...but I also think it could be...
  6. yellow/black/copper/white hmpk spawn [082514]

    Betta Spawn Logs
    parents spawning (9 photos) can be referenced here: fry hatched today. cannot determine the number because the male moved the nest location to the back of the tank (which will make it difficult to take pictures), but they have indeed hatched...
  7. Archnologia

    Betta Pictures
    it's hard to get a really good pic because his tank is round and he is 1 inch long and afraid of the camera but i gave him some brine shrimp and he didn't run from the camera! :twisted: he looks so surprised.
  8. HELP! Disappearing fin, body turning dark purple/black at the base of the fin

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have two male betta fish, Asher and Cloud, in a divided five gallon tank (filtered). A few days ago, I noticed that the very back portion of Cloud's top fin was suddenly very short and there was a section that seemed stiff. This morning, I noticed that at the base where the fin started there...
  9. Nails

    Betta Art
    Not too bad I think
  10. Betta fish Gills seem odd!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, I am very new to posting anything to this forum. I always come here for advice for my bettas. I believe I need to ask this myself. I have Betta fish that was giving to me for free by a petshop owner, that started my fascination with Bettas. I've had him for about 4 months now. My tank...
  11. orange marble black coppers HMPK (3/12/2014)

    Betta Spawn Logs
    so the day has arrived... female has been released into male enclosure. male is currently building bubblenest. goal from this spawn is to create fry that look more like the mother. female: male (photo from breeder): as you can see, the male is completely dark, but im not particularly...
  12. Fin Rot and Black Gills

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, I signed up for this forum because so far all of my research for keeping a betta led me here. I bought my betta about three weeks ago, he was the least sickliest looking of the bunch at Petco. Since bringing him home he's been eating well and his colors have come back from being very...
  13. The F Word

    Breeding Betta Fish
    Introductions. I spawned bettas successfully numerous times when I was in my early teens, got the fry past the yolk sac stage, then had them die off. This was before there was much info on genetics or fry rearing via the internet so all I had to go off of was a sparse handbook I had picked up...
  14. Random spreading black pigment?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So I have an 8 Gal Nano Cube for my little guy. Plants, filters, heaters, LEDS, the whole 9 yards. But the very ends of his tail fin is getting a little ripped, even though there is nothing that could catch it? He also has some black pigments....his is a white opalescent fish so it is really...
  15. Color of Head Keeps Changing?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi! I am new to this site, though I have been looking at it pretty often the past few days because I just got a new betta fish. I decided to sign up because I couldn't find the answer to my current question. I don't know if I am seeing things or what, but my betta fish keeps changing the...
  16. My Little Rider on the Storm

    First journal entry for little Rider! After looking through the entire betta selection at Petco for at least 20 minutes, I finally found the perfect one, who would become our newest family member! His name is Rider, after the Doors song Riders on the Storm. he is a black Double Tail.
  17. Meet Rider!

    Betta Chat
    Today has been a very sad day with the loss of little Mojo, so we decided to get a new little boy to bring some joy and brighten our moods! He's a double tail! He's named after the Doors song, Riders on the Storm
  18. Fin rot :(

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey guys, My little buddy, Finn-a Dragon Scale Crown Tail male betta has gotten fin rot. Well, i believe that's what it is. On his tail one of the sections (hard to describe but he has a long tail with sections to it, ill attach a picture after this) started to turn black a couple days ago...
  19. Show my your black gravel tanks, please!

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello everyone! I want to redo my 10 gallon sorority tank and I'm thinking about putting black gravel in it. So I was hoping those of you with tanks that have black gravel could post some pics for me. Thank you!
  20. Super Black HM x Salamander HM - Have pair. What will happen?

    Breeding Betta Fish
    Hello, all. I am curious as to the outcome of the fry of these two. As you can see in one picture, the super black has a little bit of a blue gene in him. In your best opinion, what do you think the fry will look like? What is your critique? Thanks! - thatparkerboy